Regional Housing Action Plan Project Lead Vacancy

This is an active and rewarding role delivering work designed to make a tangible difference to our region’s housing supply challenges. You will be part of a work programme that unites central and local government and iwi to work together to positively shape the future of our region. This role will be responsible for the implementation of the RHAP – Regional Housing Action Plan for the Wellington-Wairarapa- Horowhenua region.

We’re looking for someone with experience in leading implementation of action plans, on a project that sits within a larger programme of work with many interdependencies. This role is an exciting opportunity to lead critical housing work across our region, working with diverse organisations and people, to empower our communities.

This is an 18-month fixed-term role, with our central Wellington Office as a home base, but with flexibility.

About the role:

The Regional Housing Action Plan (RHAP) is a short-term (five year) region-wide plan that includes a stock take of current localised activity and regional level initiatives that can be implemented in the next five years to increase housing supply across the housing continuum (from supported rental to cohousing, papakainga, co-ownership to private ownership).

The desired outcomes of the RHAP are to:

  • Increase housing supply, and improve housing affordability and choice.
  • Encourage sustainable, resilient, and affordable settlement patterns that use existing infrastructure and resources efficiently.
  • Provide an integrated approach to developing the plan so all key regional stakeholders – central and local government, mana whenua, housing providers, and other housing stakeholders agree to the RHAP’s objectives.
  • Provide a clear pathway forward, and a clear housing vision for this region’s future:

“Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand lives in a home and within a community that meets their needs and aspirations”

  • Work closely with the Chair and members of the RHAP Implementation Group, to implement the actions agreed in the RHAP, to the agreed timeframes.
  • Lead development of a RHAP Implementation reporting, monitoring and evaluations framework/process.

The RHAP was approved by the Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (WRLC) in March 2022. A RHAP Implementation Group has been established, and consists of members from the WRLC partner organisations, and other housing providers in the region. This Group is chaired by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Skills and experience required:

We are looking for someone who is solutions-focused, can oversee both the high-level strategic plan as well as the detail, enjoys working with diverse stakeholders including councils, central government, iwi and developers across the region to support collective-responsibility and collective action to delivering better housing outcomes for all.

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant field (action plan, strategy/policy, project implementation).
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementation and delivery of multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Project management experience, including all stages of project lifecycle management, with a track record of successful delivery.
  • General knowledge of housing and broader urban development and interest in community outcomes. Experience working with or leading multi-disciplinary or cross-organisational teams including running project workshops.
  • Demonstrated ability in advising and influencing project governance and advisory groups.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience writing for a diverse range of audiences.

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We’re a growing and diverse region, and it’s our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We’re specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It’s about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We’re all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments:

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern, new offices

Located in our new Cuba Mall offices, there’s also lots of opportunity to sample the great coffee and food in the area

How to apply:

Click here to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact Allen Yip on 021 784 152 or

Applications close: Tuesday 30 August 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.




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