Working at Council


Working at FNDC is an awesome responsibility and privilege. We are a progressive organisation and the services we and our contractors provide affect everyone in the district every day. Our employees are critical to our mission, regardless of the role they carry out. We encourage our team to live our values and to be passionate about creating great places and supporting our people. 

Our employees are problem solvers. They are solutions-focused, results-driven and every day their decisions have a positive impact on our communities. Our district is culturally and geographically diverse, and we promote an open and honest communication style to engage with our stakeholders.

Why Northland?

Our communities celebrate who they are and where they live. We embrace and respect the diversity within our communities and take pride in our unique places and spaces. We are working together to achieve our aspirations. 

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to live in Northland here

Our values


  • Does what’s best
  • Curious, asks questions and seeks understanding
  • Engenders trust, openness and values others
  • Takes personal responsibility when dealing with issues


  • Works together toward the same goal
  • Shares the load
  • Supports, mentors and shows courtesy and respect
  • Shares successes, challenges and learnings


  • Delivers on commitments
  • Looks for solutions
  • Continuously looks for improvements
  • Challenges the status quo
  • Takes accountability and ownership