Climate Change Manager
5d ago
  • Bring your passion for the environment to the fore
  • Lead a small team that makes a difference
  • Enjoy a flexible working environment
  • We are the carers for Northland's environment and community. Are you one of us?

    A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council... we aren't about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region's incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

    Toitū te whenua, toitū te moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

    The opportunity awaits...

    Supporting all four Northland councils to plan and undertake climate change adaptation actions, you will lead the Northland Regional Council Climate Change Team to build the resilience of communities and the natural environment due to potential projected climate change impacts.

    You will be able to drive the regional climate strategy (Ngā Taumata o te Moana) and associated programmes of work, ensuring that robust processes are in place to plan for and respond to specific climate change risks.

    In partnership with the regional Climate Adaptation Tai Tokerau Group and the Joint Committee on Climate Adaptation, a priority is ensuring that the programme supports partnership with hāpu and collaboration with key external stakeholders.

    This will involve facilitating an organisation-wide response to climate change impacts across council departments and ensuring that Council is updated and compliant with any current / future climate change adaptation requirements.

    As a Manager you will be known for getting the best out of people, fostering a positive and cohesive environment. You will provide judgement and direction in an operating context that is often ambiguous and complex, and politically charged.

    Are you up for it?

    We are looking for someone who is passionate about achieving environmental outcomes and brings the following skills to the team :

  • Credible experience in climate change adaptation, climate risk assessment and / or natural hazards assessment
  • Strategic and critical thinking in addressing complex socio-ecological problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey information across a variety of mediums and influence others
  • Ability to apply Māori worldviews in a way that makes a meaningful difference to policy advice, partnerships, and relationships with others
  • Excellent project and contract management skills as well
  • What's in it for you?

    We'll pay you to do a job you love, and we also care about our staff. Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here.

    We celebrate our efforts, share wedding / baby pictures, host many shared morning teas, enjoy outings, annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together.

    We have an active social club that comes up with great ideas.

    We also walk the talk when it comes to flexible working. We have remote workers, home workers, part-time workers, condensed weeks and more.

    We support our staff during the good and hard times, but if you're also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too - check out our benefits here.

    What's next?

    The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, check out the position description and apply today.

    Applications close on 3 December 2021 and must be submitted online.

    Applicants for this position should have NZ residency / citizenship or valid NZ work visa.

    It is important for applicants to know that Northland Regional Council is currently undergoing a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our team and customers.

    This role is subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual.

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