Behaviour Change Lead - Resource Recovery
New Plymouth District Council
New Plymouth, NZ
5d ago

Are you looking for the next step in your career with an organisation that makes a difference in the community? Then this is the role for you!

New Plymouth District Council is looking for a Behaviour Change Lead for our Resource Recovery team that will lead a team of Waste Minimisation Officers.

The work programme will be busy as the team provides education and advocacy on matters of waste minimisation in the New Plymouth District through implementation of the district’s behaviour change programmes.

You will be future focused and be the key driver for engaging with the community and developing and implementing behaviour change programmes in businesses, industries, communities and schools.

Working alongside our operations team to align services with community engagement tools and developing our stakeholder engagement plan will be a key focus of this role.

The ideal candidate will have :

  • Strong influencing skills and technical knowledge in relation to education and behaviour change
  • A level of strategic thinking to ensure programmes link to NPDC strategic outcomes
  • Strong continuous improvement and programme evaluation skills
  • Experience leading teams or projects
  • You will have a tertiary qualification in education, waste minimisation, behaviour change, sociology or environmental management.

    Project management skills and prior experience in community engagement is a definite advantage. There will be a requirement to work outside of normal business hours from time to time.

    If you want to contribute to delivering great outcomes by helping the community and growing sustainability for the New Plymouth District then we want to hear from you!

    Why New Plymouth?

    New Plymouth District, with a population of around 74,000 people, makes up the largest district in Taranaki. With the stunning Mt Taranaki as a backdrop and the warm iron sands along our coast, it is no wonder Taranaki has been judged the second best region in the world to visit by Lonely Planet.

    In Taranaki it’s easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career. Our regions’ dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make this the place to live!

    Who are we?

    We are a large organisation employing approximately 650 people, with staff based in more than 12 locations around the district.

    We manage the environmental, social, economic, and cultural wellbeing of the New Plymouth District - making decisions for and on behalf of the local community and setting the district’s overall strategic direction.

    Our focus is creating a great organisation that supports a great community, and enabling NPDC to achieve its strategic intent of building a lifestyle capital that puts people first, cares for our place, and supports a prosperous community.

    At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff including solid career pathways, learning and development opportunities as well as personal and professional development.

    We offer competitive remuneration and flexi-time, which creates a work-life balance to enjoy what Taranaki has to offer.

    Applications close 30 July 2021.

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