Southern Advice Manager,
Department of Conservation
Christchurch, New Zealand
5d ago

Location : Christchurch Category : Management Position type : Fixed Term Job reference : DOC / 500 / 20200 Attachments : No File Attached

  • Are you seeking a challenging opportunity to gain experience as a biodiversity group leader and positively contribute to terrestrial ecosystems and threatened species?
  • The preferred location is Christchurch, however other locations may be considered
  • He angitūtanga : About the Role

    As the Southern Advice Manager in the Terrestrial Science Unit (TSU), you will be challenged by leading a highly capable and experienced team who are focused on the protection and recovery of terrestrial ecosystems and threatened species.

    You will collaboratively lead the team of ten technical advisors spread from Wellington to Invercargill, who are responsible for providing timely and effective research, science, knowledge programmes and advice to the Operations Group.

    In addition to leading this team of experts, you will :

  • Strategically triage work alongside of the team to ensure effort is appropriately allocated.
  • Ensure the team are supported as required to complete tasks assigned and positive outcomes are achieved.
  • Be a part of the awesome TSU Leadership team, collaboratively leading the continuous growth and improvement of the Unit.
  • Oversee the completion of some tasks requiring Tier 4 leadership as and when required.
  • This is a fixed term opportunity covering for a secondment until 31 March 2022. We are also open to fill this vacancy as an internal / external secondment from within the Public Sector.

    He kōrero mōu : What we are looking for

    We want to hear from you if you are a strategic thinker and resilient leader, and have the following skills, experience and qualifications :

  • Proven leadership capability coupled with strong relationship management skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication with superb interpersonal skills and ability to influence and positively engage at all levels of the organisation
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills, with the ability to harness the full potential of a passionate and ambitious team
  • Significant knowledge and experience in areas relevant to biodiversity, ecology or environmental science
  • A Post-graduate qualification(s) in environmental, ecological, or biological sciences with Leadership qualification(s) are highly desirable
  • Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What's in it for you?

    You will have the opportunity to work in a fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

    We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

    We highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

    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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