Senior Ranger Community, (Fixed Term) | Kauri Coast

Posted on 29-Jul-2022
Application close date: 12-Aug-2022
Kauri Coast
Position type:
Fixed Term
Job reference:
  • 12-month fixed term position
  • Option of flexible working
  • Full time or 4 days per week (0.8 or 0.7 FTE)


Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive



He angitūtanga | About the role

We are looking for applicants for the position of Senior Ranger, Community; Kaitiaki Matua, Āo Hāpori based in the Kauri Coast.  The focus of the role is providing strategic advice, planning, monitoring, and reporting on the District's Community team's work. This is a strategic role and requires a high degree of planning and strategic thinking to be successful.

This is a 12-month fixed term position, with the option of flexible working, we can offer full time or 4 days per week (0.8 or 0.7 FTE). We can also offer flexibility with days working from home and possible flexible hours around the school run for example.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a strong, hardworking team and support growing conservation in the Northern North Island District alongside our Treaty partners and communities.

The position will be focussed on:

  • Providing strategic advice to the Operations Manager on Community work priorities
  • Coordinating and planning for Community rangers
  • Monitoring and reporting on financial performance and resource allocation
  • Supporting and advising the Operations Manager, community team and wider district team on national, regional, and local priorities
  • Supporting aspirations of iwi
  • Engaging effectively and confidently in te ao maori environment
  • Managing relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders; internal business groups, management, other public sector bodies, private sector organisations and local community groups.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be comfortable pulling reports and utilising the data to make informed decisions, financial and non-financial
  • Have previous experience delegating and planning workloads for a wider team
  • Understand and have experience in how to prioritise critical tasks and issues
  • Demonstrate exceptional stakeholder engagement and have managed complex relationships externally and internally
  • Be able to identify issues, opportunities, and innovative solutions
  • Be adept at learning and using a wide range of systems and processes
  • Demonstrate ability in building positive working relationships across a broad range of public and private sector businesses and groups
  • Possess experience in working with whānau, hapū and iwi, with an understanding of te ao Māori
  • Have a good understanding of te reo me onā tikanga
  • Hold a current full New Zealand Driver License


Mō mātou | About us

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

The salary range for this position is $72,610 to $92,780 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.


Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on Friday, 12 August 2022

Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Lilly Witcomb at

Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC1648309


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.


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