Ranger Community
Department of Conservation
Whakatane, New Zealand
3d ago

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with communities to make Papatuanuku thrive? Do you have a passion for our environment and the ability to be innovative in the way we deliver conservation with others?

The Eastern Bay Community and Treaty team are looking for someone with the passion and skills to join the team.

In the Community team, we are looking to re-establish, strong, grass-root relationships across the Eastern Bay with stakeholders and friends of conservation.

The team are excited about growing on the fantastic work, which is completed by staff, but also the wonderful efforts undertaken by our communities.

We expect to grow the work that we do alongside education providers in the Eastern Bay in conservation education and believe we can all work towards New Zealand being Predator Free by 2050.

He angitūtanga : About the Role.

The position is fixed term for 18 months while the incumbent staff member is on secondment.

This role requires someone who is motivated and can lead innovative projects. The team is looking for an efficient and highly motivated person to join its team as a Community Ranger, working collaboratively in growing the economic, social and cultural outcomes in a region, based in a nature setting while holding a big picture view of opportunities, and working with the detail to enable these to come to fruition.

This role is assigned tasks to lead and implement community initiatives which form part of an operational work programme approved by an Operations Manager.

  • This role will;
  • Lead development of detailed work plans to deliver approved Community initiatives;
  • Contribute to development of governance arrangements in collaboration with key partners;
  • Ensure planning is underpinned by robust advice, includes SMART objectives with a framework and delivery plan for monitoring and reporting on progress;
  • Manage key relationships with stakeholders, community groups and concessionaires;
  • Build and sustain partnerships and alliances to plan and implement initiatives.
  • He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

    Required :

  • Passion for conservation and at least five years' practical experience in community engagement;
  • Is comfortable and effective with engaging and working in partnership with iwi and tangata whenua and demonstrates an understanding of the Treaty on today's society and conservation;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, proven ability to deliver successfully in collaboration with tangata whenua and a range of partners;
  • Strong conceptual and critical analysis skills, able to distil key information from large volumes of complex information;
  • Excellent business writing and public informational writing skills;
  • A focus on driving and maintaining momentum to see deliverables achieved;
  • Able to understand, apply and communicate technical advice and information clearly;
  • A full New Zealand Driver Licence.
  • Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

    We highly value new energy and fresh perspectives brought into our rohe. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement and provide your existing expertise to the District.

    In return you will, get to know the Eastern Bay of Plenty like the back of your hand' and build great relationships and local conservation knowledge.

    Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

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