Welcome to Southland District Council

When the Southland District Council was formed, a lot of thought went into identifying one founding principle - a key message to underpin our culture and drive everything we do.

In the end, it came down to two words: People first.

Today, that ethos remains at the heart of all we do and it begins right at the coal face: our workplace. We value your interest in joining us at the Southland District Council. To stay true to our "People first" philosophy, and provide our District the best in services and support, it has to start with putting a premium on recruiting, and retaining, fantastic staff.

Our 150-strong team is our greatest asset. And we don't just say that; we show it through competitive remuneration packages, full support in training and development and state-of-the-art technology - all provided in a dynamic environment that fosters personal and professional growth.

Find out more about us here.

I look forward to working with you.

Steve Ruru
Chief Executive


Customer Support Partners - Casual

Invercargill - Southland
Southland District Council is a customer-centric organisation working together for a better Southland. Is excellence in customer service your forte?

Building Solutions Officer

Invercargill - Southland
Build a career with us whilst enjoying our vibrant city or our breath-taking district lifestyle.

Cadet Project Manager

Invercargill - Southland
Looking for the opportunity to kick start your project management career? Southland District Council has an exciting opportunity.

Senior /Project Manager

Invercargill - Southland
Are you a high achiever looking for a new challenge……. Southland District Council has exciting opportunities in their project delivery team.

Technical Support Partner - Fixed term

Invercargill - Southland
The world of local government awaits you if you are an experienced administrator wanting to broaden your portfolio and extend yourself