Regional Visitor Planner, Heritage and Visitors Unit, Policy and Visitors, Dunedin | Dunedin

Posted on 11-Apr-2019
Application close date: 25-Apr-2019
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Are you ready to be part of a newly created team instrumental in shaping how our international and local visitors connect with nature and heritage in the future?


Managing a million new visitors, demands new approaches and techniques, not only to protect conservation values but to ensure our visitors experience is maximised.


To help us look after New Zealand's awesome natural and historic heritage, we are creating a team to seize the opportunity to grow our visitors connections with our precious places in a way that ensures conservation values are preserved.


To be successful you will have exceptional recreation planning experience along with strong communication skills.  The key skills that you must have to compliment your superior people and planning skills including:


  • Senior level spatial planning skills learnt from real world planning experience
  • Experience developing strategic plans with a long-term vision, objectives and benefits
  • Proven ability to build and leverage trusted relationship skills to work collaboratively with other organisations such as local authorities
  • Advanced understanding of visitor management within protected areas
  • Strong ability to generate innovative and sustainable solutions through working with others
  • Experience engaging and working in partnership with whānau, hapu and iwi
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects

In addition, you will be a team player who is proactive at working with others, have a great sense of humour and be able to understand other's views to secure mutually beneficial outcomes.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team in our Policy and Visitors group that will see us greatly increase the focus on working across agencies to achieve outcomes for conservation and for visitors. 


You will be working with councils, stakeholders and communities to develop collaborative plans focused on recreation and tourism at key high-pressure locations across New Zealand.


The location of this role will be in Dunedin or Hokitika, domestic travel to the locations where planning will be undertaken will be required.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Interviews for this vacancy will happen in May 2019


Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For any queries, please contact Melissa Keane on 021 0200 9798 or email vacancy 800/4204.  


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 29 April 2019.

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

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