Work for Palmerston North City Council

If you want to make a positive difference in your community, come and work with us.

Keeping our welcoming and multicultural city working takes a collaborative group of talented, imaginative and innovative people who each play an important part. Together, we keep Palmerston North running smoothly day to day, and are responsible for its long-term development. It’s a great feeling when you know you’re making a difference for the people of Palmy.

We look after our city’s roads, water and other infrastructure, provide beauty and adventure in our gardens and parks, keep the community connected through the Palmerston North City Library and community development support, plan for our city’s sustainable future, and much more.

Whether you’re looking for a role as a cleaner, parking officer, customer service advisor, animal control officer, building officer, engineer, planner, project manager, or people leader, make sure you regularly check the roles we have on offer. 

It takes a diverse bunch of people to do all this work. We want everyone, current and future staff, to have an equitable chance to succeed. If you’ve got potential and believe you could develop and grow into a role, despite not meeting all the criteria, please apply -– you might just be the person we’ve been looking for.  

We advertise jobs throughout the year, depending on changes in the business or personnel. Please apply using our online application form and ensure you have the legal right to work in New Zealand.