Advice Manager (Northern), Terrestrial Science Unit, Biodiversity Group, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 30-Apr-2019
Application close date: 27-May-2019
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There is one Advice Manager (Northern) role.

The preferred location for this role is Hamilton but Wellington may be considered.


  • Excellent leadership opportunity 


The Department of Conservation (DOC) received a significant funding boost in 2018 of $181.6 million over four years.   This is one of the biggest funding increases that DOC has ever received, and it will benefit New Zealand's native plants, wildlife and natural landscapes.  $76 million of this funding is for biodiversity initiatives across land, freshwater and marine ecosystems, which means that DOC's Biodiversity Group is expanding in order to deliver its ambitious new work programme.


Within the Terrestrial Science Unit three new Manager roles have been created. These are excellent opportunities to provide leadership across some of the more complex and challenging conservation issues facing New Zealand.


This role requires candidates with strong leadership experience including people leadership, strategy, financial management, planning and programme management. Applications will be welcomed from candidates with a strong match with the leadership requirements of these roles if you also have a good working knowledge of, or experience in, areas relevant to biodiversity, ecology or environmental science. 


This role leads the North Island's science and technical advice team, focused on the protection and recovery of terrestrial ecosystems and threatened species.  Candidates must have a track record of strong relationship-building, connecting and collaborating, both internally and externally.  The ability to build local knowledge and networks relevant to conservation-related issues will be critical.


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm Monday, 27 May 2019



For enquiries about the Advice Managers please contact Simon Urquhart-Hay or Annabel McCallum at JacksonStone on 04 550 8000


Applicants can apply for more than one role.  To apply, please provide a CV and cover letter and indicate which role(s) interest you and what your location preference(s) are.  Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally. 


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

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