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Employment Opportunities

Our community has an enviable work life balance that is often the main reason people move to our area.

Break O’Day is the home of one of the world’s most beautiful coastal areas, the Bay of Fires which has received international acclaim, as well as some of the state’s most scenic waterfalls and forests. Combine this with St Helens being the central hub for services on the east coast, it is clear that Break O’Day has it all, and that is what we are Tasmania’s Top Tourism Town!  For more information about our area click here:



A full-time ongoing role with a Council offering flexible working arrangements to meet your family and lifestyle needs.


The position is a Senior Planner who will be responsible for ensuring development in the municipality is consistent with the Break O’Day vision, planning scheme and legislation.  The role involves statutory planning, dealing with challenging and complex applications together with managing contractors/consultants to support Council’s strategic planning work and its role in part of the new State-wide planning scheme.


As a senior planner the role provides mentoring and technical guidance to others, takes leadership in setting team priorities, and will take ownership of projects relating to continuous improvement in the planning area.  The position reports to the Development Services Coordinator and is relied upon to provide support in successfully delivering the planning function.


We are seeking an ideal candidate who will pride themselves on being outcome focussed, customer service oriented and highly adept in planning to support a municipality to flourish are encouraged to apply.  Individuals will have qualifications in planning and experience working across a variety of levels ideally with knowledge of issues rural Councils face.

The remuneration package is negotiable but can include flexible working arrangements, a vehicle with private use and has a minimum 12.5% superannuation.


Applications close on Monday 16 November 2020 at 5.00pm.  Applicants must complete the Application for Employment Form found on Council’s website “Employment Opportunities” page.  In completing the Form ensure you also submit the requested accompanying files.

Further information and applications should be direct to Council’s HR Consultant Kristy Scott at or contact her on 0419 534 470 to discuss the role further.


Job and Person Specification – Senior Planner

Application for Employment Form

Pre-Employment Health Disclosure – Senior Planner


This is a shared position between Northern Midlands and Break O’Day Councils



The Northern Midlands Council in conjunction with Break O’Day Council have a fantastic employment opportunity, which will work across both Councils.


We are seeking a qualified and experienced EHO who is passionate and proactive in his/her approach to supporting and serving the community. Responsibilities will include monitoring regulations, inspections and investigations that actively supports public and environmental health.  This role will be an integral addition to both Council’s to ensure compliance with the applicable legislation.


Our ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Environmental Health or equivalent, as well as a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position.  He/she will also have the ability to work autonomously, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to use their initiative and manage priorities to meet deadlines.


This position will be offered on a full-time basis, working three days at Northern Midlands Council based in Longford and two days at Break O’Day Council based in St Helens.  Terms and conditions of employment will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


For your application to be considered, please address the selection criteria (marked in bold above) and accompany this with your current resume.  Applications should be forwarded to: Samantha Dhillon, People & Culture Business Partner, Northern Midlands Council, PO Box 156, Longford, Tasmania, 7301 or alternatively by email to


All applications will be treated with confidence and close on 15 November 2020.


Both Councils are Equal Opportunity Employers

Environmental Health Officer – PD



Application for Employment Form

BODC Enterprise Agreement 2018