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


Engineering Student - Summer Holiday Work

Invercargill - Southland
Are you looking for an opportunity over the summer holidays that will allow you to put your learning into practice?

Technical Services Librarian

Winton - Southland
Southland District Council is committed to providing our geographically spread communities with the very best in library and customer services.

Customer Support Partner - Fixed Term

Invercargill - Southland
Is excellence in customer service your forte?