Engagement Advisor | Wellington

Posted on 22-Jun-2022
Application close date: 07-Jul-2022
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Interview Summary

  • Contribute to conservation outcomes through effective stakeholder engagement
  • Mātauranga Māori approach to delivering conservation
  • Work in a dynamic programme environment


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


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

Over the next four years DOC will look to modernise conservation law to deal with some of the biggest emerging threats to biodiversity today – invasive species, climate change, habitat loss, pollution, and fragmentation of landscapes and ecosystems.

He angitūtanga | About the role

A unique opportunity has come available for a Senior Engagement Advisor to join our wider policy team.

Our current policy work programme covers a range of conservation areas, including climate change, RMA Reform, Marine and Tourism.

In this stand-alone role you'll work to ensure stakeholder relationships and engagement initiatives are aligned to our over-arching strategic policy work programmes. You'll also take ownership to develop and implement project engagement plans and lead engagement activities across a broad stakeholder group.

You will be responsible for:

  • maintaining a comprehensive knowledge base of stakeholders to inform the engagement strategy development
  • Identify whānau, hapū and iwi, and other key stakeholders impacted by anticipated Policy work
  • Build and maintain comprehensive and effective relationships with, and work collaboratively alongside whānau, hapū and iwi and other key stakeholders
  • Lead engagement activities with whānau, hapū and iwi, and stakeholders, or by supporting other team members to do so
  • Providing regular updates and reports on engagement activities

This is a great time to be joining our policy group, as we embark on some significant pieces of policy work that will influence conservation outcomes for generations to come.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We're looking for someone who is comfortable working autonomously in a complex policy environment. You'll have a track record of working effectively with a range of professionals and have a real passion for the work we're trying to achieve through our policy programmes.

If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of DOC's work
  • Whakawhanaungatanga – an ability to foster and develop relationships with colleagues, public and our Te Tiriti partners
  • Able to assimilate new information quickly and understand linkages across different workstreams
  • Able to plan and organise work and resources across work streams to meet timeframes
  • Experience and skills in working with multiple groups e.g. partners, stakeholders, colleagues and team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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 $72,610-92,780 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.

Rā katinga | Applications close at 5 pm on 7 July 2022.

Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Annie Colebrook@acolebrook@doc.govt.nz

Taupānga| Job Reference: 800/23014

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.

Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.

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