Land Management Advisor

Posted on 20-Mar-2017  
Application Close Date: 03-Apr-2017
Job Details
Land Management/Nursery
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:

An opportunity is available to join the Land Management team in a very important role at the Greater Wellington Regional Council.  Based in the Wairarapa, you will primarily be involved in the delivery of sustainable land management planning and works programmes, with a focus on water quality and biodiversity in a variety of catchments.  The position is a 12 month fixed term, will be based in the Masterton office, and is to cover for a team member on parental leave. 


Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage a portfolio of individual property Farm Environment Plans
  • prepare new Plans and review existing Plans
  • implement an annual works programme on behalf of landowners and communities
  • collaborate with communities to achieve improvements in water quality through reductions in sediment
  • provide support for the implementation of the riparian programme across the region
  • assist with the management of two community Catchment Schemes (12 months only)
  • foster relationships with other Council staff, landowners, schools, community groups and iwi
  • develop relationships with industry partners, environmental agencies, research providers, cultural and educational organisations
  • contribute to the development of relevant land management policy 


Your key attributes will include: 

  • knowledge, training and experience in soil conservation management and planning
  • an ability to plan, implement and monitor a range of sustainable land management programmes
  • experience in financial management within set budgets
  • an empathy and ability to build relationships in a farming setting with landowners and communities
  • innovation, and a desire to improve on current best management practice
  • an ability to function in,and contribute to a team environment
  • well organised and able to prioritise duties
  • highly effective oral and written communication skills


To apply for this position please view the job description and apply with a cover letter & CV via the link below. 

For further information on the position please contact Tony Faulkner, Team Leader Planning Services on 06 826 1563. For other information please contact Lea Pannu, HR Coordinator on 04 830 4013

Applications close: Monday 3 April 2017