Regional Visitor Planning Manager, Heritage and Visitors Unit, Hamilton, Nelson or Invercargill
Department of Conservation
Hamilton, New Zealand
9d ago

Spatial Planning expertise, collaboration and partnership building, leadership and system thinking planning roles this demanding and impactful are few and far between.

This role can be performed from one of the following locations : Hamilton, Nelson or Invercargill

At DOC, we are undergoing a refresh of the heritage and visitors strategy. A growing population, growing tourism industry, and increasing interest in getting into the outdoors means greater use of public lands and waters.

Visitors are more diverse and interested in a wider range of experiences. Managing a million new visitors well demands new approaches and techniques, to protect conservation values and to ensure that visitors have great experience.

To this end, a new unit is being established; one dedicated to ensuring DOC manages our major visitor regions well over the long term.

This role reports to the Director Heritage and Visitors, and has the following key responsibilities :

  • Lead landscape scale' projects in spatial planning, and oversee all spatial planning initiatives in the heritage and visitors areas
  • Work in partnership with the new unit, the wider DOC team, including operations; mana whenua; the tourist and heritage sectors;
  • and the wider natural resources sector.

  • Develop an effective procurement approach to improve national consistency and quality of other spatial planning initiatives using external contractors
  • Bring an innovative and informed approach, seeking to continuously improve our strategies in this area.
  • Your background will demonstrate :

  • A deep understanding of spatial planning disciplines, models and frameworks as they relate to the planning of recreation / tourism opportunities;
  • as well as a tertiary qualification in planning or a related disciplines.

  • Experience in a senior position which requires strategic thinking and the ability to influence at the most senior levels.
  • Confidence in cross-functional approaches to working, with a proven ability to at once collaborate and deliver.
  • An understanding of Te Ao Māori values and knowledge, especially as this applies to the use of natural resources.
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with iwi on complex issues.
  • A track record of innovation and bringing evidence based practice into pragmatic solutions.
  • The role is fulltime or may done at 80% FTE. Your staff are spread across the country, so travel will be required.

    Please apply online. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

    For any queries, please contact Amy Tea at 027 435 3000 quoting vacancy 800 / 4200 .

    Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 25 October 2018

    DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.

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