Biodiversity Advisor

Posted on 19-Sep-2017  
Application Close Date: 26-Sep-2017
Job Details
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Part Time
Job Reference:

Biodiversity Advisor, Projects – fixed term/secondment opportunity


We are looking for a skilled and experienced Biodiversity Advisor - Projects to join our Biodiversity Department.  The duration of the fixed term/secondment opportunity is for six months, 20 hours per week.

The role of Greater Wellington Regional Council's Biodiversity Department is to provide a coordinated approach to delivering biodiversity outcomes to the Greater Wellington region, in accordance with the Greater Wellington Regional Council Biodiversity Strategy. 


In this position you will:

* Help plan and deliver a range of biodiversity-related projects and events

* Work with community groups on delivering their activities on the ground

* Help develop biodiversity advocacy material including publications and website content

* Contribute to the development and implementation of other programmes and projects as directed 


To succeed in this role you will need: 

* An applicable tertiary qualification (e.g. ecology, environmental management) or equivalent experience

* A minimum of 2 years' experience in ecological restoration and/or community engagement. 

* Ability to plan, implement and monitor programmes within budget

* Ability and willingness to work as part of a team

* Skills in coordinating programmes and/or resources

* Experience in facilitating groups to define and work towards shared objectives 

* Project management experience

* Excellent writing skills 

* Knowledge of the Resource Management Act and an understanding of the Council's role

* Understanding of the importance of building and maintaining positive durable working relationships both internally and with external stakeholders


To apply for this position please view the job description and apply via the link below.

For any questions on this position please contact Joshua McLennan-Deans, Acting Team Leader Strategy & Advice on 027 630 7056. For any other questions please contact Lea Pannu, Human Resources Coordinator on 04 830 4013. 


Applications close: 26 September 2017