Ranger/Project Lead, Heritage and Visitors | Whanganui

Posted on 10-Jan-2022
Application close date: 07-Feb-2022
Position type:
Job reference:
  • Are you passionate about the outdoors, New Zealand conservation and the provision of high-quality visitor experiences and conservation land management?
  • Do you enjoy leading and supporting teams to complete quality work? If yes, then this could be the job for you.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

We are seeking a positive and self-motivated leader to join our Heritage and Visitors team as a Ranger Project Lead, in our Whanganui office on a permanent basis.

This role will also require you to provide supervision and maintain work programs when the supervisor is unavailable and support the senior ranger where necessary.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily supervision of staff, contractors and volunteers,
  • Delivery of training and induction for staff,
  • Supporting the SR and supervisor with weekly work planning,
  • Ensuring a strong focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, contractors and visitors is present in planning and monitoring the work,
  • Facilities maintenance and site restoration across an extensive network of Department owned assets.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, and proven ability to deliver successfully in collaboration with tangata whenua and a range of partners

You will be required at times to stay away overnight and work outside normal hours. 


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You will be a team player with great communication and organisation skills and the proven supervision experience to work alongside Te Papa Atawhai staff, our community, iwi and stakeholders. 

You will have.

  • Great people management and proven supervisory skills or experience in leading a team
  • Experience in recreational and historic land management or asset management
  • A strong knowledge base in conservation
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in computer use, data entry and analysis
  • A strong commitment to safety and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Physical fitness and an ability to work outdoors in a range of conditions 
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field is desirable but not essential 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What's in it for you:

An opportunity to live, work and play in the Whanganui district which offers a great lifestyle with tramping, fishing, hunting and many other outdoor pursuits available on the doorstep of this family friendly town.

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement. Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


COVID-19 Vaccination requirement - All Employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.

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

For any enquiry, please contact Marie Manley on 027 578 2714. or email mmanley@doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400/04743 applications close at Monday 7 February 2022, 5pm.

The salary range for this position starts from $61,916 up to $79,115 based on demonstrable skills and experience

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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