Team Leader, Planning

Posted on 03-Sep-2018  
Application Close Date: 24-Sep-2018
Job Details
Land Management/Nursery
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:


An opportunity is available to join the Land Management team in a senior role at the Greater Wellington Regional Council.  Based in the Wairarapa, you will be involved leading a team focussing on the planning and delivery of sustainable land management works programmes, with a focus on erosion control and improving freshwater quality on farms.


Your key responsibilities will be to:


  • Lead the team and grow their capability and capacity
  • Showcase your ability and passion for customer service
  • Maintain and influence key relationships within the wider organisation 
  • Manage the planning and implementation of Land Management programmes including the Wellington Regional Erosion Control Initiative (WRECI)
  • Assist with the integration of Whaitua Implementation Plans into Land Management activities
  • Contribute to the development of relevant land management policy
  • Promote and improve a good health, safety & wellness culture in the workplace


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced team leader to join us in becoming a truly innovative and customer focused business.

We believe that the Greater Wellington region is a great place to live, work and play, and we take our role of protecting and enhancing the region very seriously. We have a friendly supportive culture with people who are passionate about doing great work for our extraordinary region.

This role will see you provide leadership, coaching and direction to a team of Land Management Advisors - to drive a high performance culture and deliver an outstanding service as trusted advisors to the community- whilst achieving our outcomes of improved freshwater quality and biodiversity values.

We are looking for a highly energised individual who has a proven experience in leading a team to deliver on challenging targets, a high level of resilience, and a passion for the environment. 


To be successful in the role you will have: 


  • Proven leadership, and an empathy and ability to build relationships with staff, landowners and communities
  • Experience in financial management within set budgets
  • Knowledge, training and experience in sustainable land management programmes
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people to get great outcomes
  • Experience mentoring and coaching team members to reach their goals and potential
  • Be self-motivated, action and results orientated with a real desire to get things done
  • Bring a fresh way of thinking; challenge the status quo to improve customer outcomes
  • The ability to make sound judgement calls, and to successfully mediate complex issues 
  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and relationship management skills
  • Personal attributes including resilience, flexibility, with an ability to work in ambiguity
  • Experience in managing multiple projects efficiently, to prioritise competing commitments and proactively manage customer expectations 
  • An ability to remain focussed on outcomes rather than process


To Apply

Please click below to view the job description and apply.  For further information on the role please contact Scott Ihaka, acting Manager, Land Management on 027 217 5170. For any other information please contact Lea Pannu, Talent Acquisition Advisor on 021 195 1781.


Applications close: Monday 24 September 2018