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Regional Conservation Manager - Waikato &Taranaki

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 06/08/2021
Company Name Forest & Bird
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Directory Entry : Wildlife and Conservatin Jobs in New Zealand with Forest & Bird. Formed in 1923, Forest & Bird has about 70,000 supporters in 50 branches that work on a variety of conservation activities, from re-forestation to lobbying, bird monitoring to weed-busting.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


We are looking for a conservation-focused Regional Manager who will be responsible for both the Waikato and Taranaki regions.

Do you want to be a leading voice for nature across the Waikato and Taranaki regions and help protect nature across New Zealand? Do you have the skills, courage and aptitude to drive change? We have a rare opportunity to join the Forest & Bird team as our Waikato/Taranaki Regional Conservation Manager. This role is part time for 30 hours per week.

Regional Conservation Managers (RCMs) are part of a team delivering Forest and Bird’s conservation outcomes by:

  • Being an enthusiastic voice for nature
  • Leading and supporting campaigns on conservation issues within the Waikato and Taranaki regions and across the country
  • Helping shape environmental protection rules, resource-use decisions, laws and policies across our land, freshwater, and oceans
  • Providing strategic guidance on conservation issues and activities

Regional Conservation Managers work as a team to implement the Society’s operational plan and deliver Forest & Bird’s advocacy.

This position requires the successful applicant to work from home. A home office allowance is available to recognise this cost. Some travel will be a necessary requirement for this position.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • A tertiary qualification fields relating to conservation, ecology or science is desirable;
  • An ability to maintain and develop relationships with iwi and hapu across the region;
  • Sound working knowledge of New Zealand’s natural environment and conservation issues;
  • Experience dealing with RMA statutory planning processes and conservation legislation;
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and complete projects on time and within budget;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (with media experience an advantage);
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people;
  • A high level of personal motivation, ability to initiate and complete tasks independently, and in a timely manner;
  • Relevant, current and clean New Zealand driver’s license.
  • Live in the Waikato or Taranaki region (or be prepared to relocate at your expense).

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter to recruitment@forestandbird.org.nz telling us why you are the person we are looking for. All applications will be acknowledged with applicants requested to complete an application form if they are successful in securing an interview. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday, 6 August 2021

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Jen Miller, General Manager Conservation Advocacy & Communications on 021 651 778.

PLEASE NOTE: We will only shortlist candidates who have a current legal right to work in New Zealand and a full NZ driver’s license. Regrettably we are unable to consider you if you do not have this organised.

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