Wellington City Council has a vision for Wellington as 'an inclusive, sustainable and creative capital for people to live, work and play'.
The future of our city is compact and connected, green, resilient, vibrant and prosperous.
Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2017-2023
The eight councils in the Wellington region have worked together to produce the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WRWMMP).
This plan is founded on an overall vision of working together as a region to become waste free.
The plan proposes the regional vision of : "Waste Free, Together", with the tagline : "for people, environment, and economy".
Our key focus for this plan is to reduce the total quantity of waste sent to class 1 landfills from 600kg to 400kg per person per annum by 2026.
We are confident that with residents, businesses and councils working together we can become 'waste free'.
To support these regional actions each council has also set out their plans for actions they will take locally to deliver on the vision, goals and objectives of the WRWMMP, while at the same time ensuring that they meet the needs and concerns of their own communities.
The Council has committed to reducing the volume of waste going to landfills by a third by 2026.
We're focussed on delivering on an ambitious programme, anchored to the circular economy and including significant behavioural change across all our communities, new technologies, innovation and infrastructure, service delivery and regulatory changes.
Your first task will be to coordinate the review of the existing WRWMMP, Waste Assessment and individual Action Plans to implement a new WRWMMP by November 2023.
About the role
The Advisor is responsible for the implementation of the WRWMMP, which sets out what we intend to do to make sure we manage our waste as best we can for the benefit of our communities, our local economies, and the environment.
They will work with the eight councils of the region to implement the regional actions of the WRWMMP, develop and implement regional processes to support this, manage regional funding, and support the review and development of consecutive Waste Assessments and WRWMMPs.
Primarily based at the Wellington City Council offices at 113 The Terrace, with time at the Southern Landfill, this role will work alongside others in the management teams of Waste Operations and the Zero Waste Programme management team to deliver the work programme and contribute to fostering a team culture based on collaboration, innovation, continuous improvement and high performance.
You'll have a relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. policy, planning, engineering, science, or similar) or sufficient practical waste management and contract management experience or significant Local Government policy and planning experience as a substitute for a relevant tertiary qualification
You'll possess highly-developed analytical, communication and people skills.
You'll be able to communicate confidently and engage effectively with diverse groups of people including mana whenua partners and key stakeholders.
To be successful in this role, a sound background in strategy development and execution is essential and experience in waste and environmental planning will be well regarded.
We're seeking a problem solver as well as a critical thinker, who has a solid understanding of political and organisational Governance.
About the team
You'll be working with dedicated management and colleagues who connect and collaborate to achieve the objectives set out in the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
You will be part of the Zero Waste Strategy Team based at the Wellington City Council offices, 113 The Terrace, but you will work with officers and Councillors from the eight Councils within the Wellington Region.
You will be required to coordinate the work of the Officers Steering Group and Joint Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (RWMMP) Committee to drive the implementation of the RWMMP.
You'll be part of an organisation that really values its people. We provide a broad range of training, and career and professional development opportunities.
We have a great team culture and emphasise the welfare of our people and places.
How to apply
If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to know more about this role, please contact Glenn Jones, Talent Acquisition Partner, glenn.jones wcc.govt.nz
To apply for this position, you must be eligible to work in New Zealand, have a relevant tertiary degree, and hold a full Class 1 New Zealand driver's licence.
Applications must be submitted online and must include your CV and Cover Letter.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 15 August 2022.
We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.