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


Community Partnership Leaders

Invercargill - Southland
Is your dream role one that sees you influencing and empowering Southland communities? If so, we have an opportunity that you need to consider….

Senior Project Manager

Invercargill - Southland
Are you a high achiever looking for a new challenge……

Mobile Librarian/Customer Support Partner - Winton

Winton - Southland
Are you driven to provide excellence in customer service and support to our Southland communities?

Predator Free Rakiura - Project Manager Fixed Term

Invercargill - Southland
Do you have the skills and energy to drive a key project for the benefit of the Stewart Island /Rakiura environment and community?

Finance Officer - Rates

Invercargill - Southland
Do you have an eye for detail and a customer focus?