Senior Biodiversity Advisor – Priority Habitats
Horizons Regional Council
Palmerston North , Manawatu, NZ
3d ago

About us

The Horizons Region extends over 22,200km2 from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east.

It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 250,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a healthy environment where people are thriving.

The role

Our team is growing and we are currently seeking a Senior Biodiversity Advisor to lead our priority habitats work.

This position, ideally based in Marton or Kairanga is focused on leading our priority habitats programme. The programme’s goal is to maintain or restore the full range of the Manawatū / Whanganui region’s indigenous ecosystems to a healthy and functioning state.

As a senior member of a high performing team, you will be responsible for leading the assessment, protection and monitoring of priority biodiversity habitats while keeping the budgets on track for this programme.

About you

Do you have a passion for biodiversity? Do you bring a positive, solution-based attitude to your work? Do you want to deliver on work programmes to protect our threatened ecosystems?

Your personable approach and previous work with the rural community combined with your strong project management skills will instantly set you apart.

This permanent position will provide a mix of office and field based work throughout the region, working in a wide variety of ecosystems.

Relevant training and previous experience working in ecological restoration is essential.

A full drivers’ licence is essential and experience with four wheel drive vehicles and the use of GIS based data systems is preferred.

Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through :

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing;
  • Flexible family friendly work environment;
  • Assistance with tertiary education;
  • Positive health and safety culture;
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.
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