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Workshops Coordinator

Scenery0027 Tukituki River ex VHB

Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity:

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has a unique and varied role within the Catchment Management Team based in the Napier office. We are looking for an outstanding programme facilitator to develop and coordinate workshops across the Hawke’s Bay Region. The role will pull together a diverse range of stakeholders, capturing knowledge and expertise to develop and deliver workshops. The aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge and capability of HBRC, rural professionals, landowners and community groups on sustainable land management practices, with a focus on erosion.

This role is integral in delivering milestones of HBRC’s Hill Country Erosion Fund,  a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries, Council and landowners. This project is a part of the wider Erosion Control Scheme which supports Council to work with landowners in mapping and identifying erosion-prone land, provide funding support for erosion control works, and education on sustainable land management practices to reduce sediment input to our vulnerable waterways.

We don’t need you to be an expert in erosion control or farming, although these skills would be greatly beneficial. In this role, we need someone with great administration, coordination and programme development skills to facilitate and organise the workshops and content, in collaboration with key stakeholders. This position will also direct the ordering and delivery activities for the HBRC’s Poplar and Willow Pole Nursery during the planting season.

About you:

The right candidate will be a capable multi-tasker who possesses a strong attention to detail and enjoys being part of a tight knit, passionate team. You will be an excellent communicator, a creative problem solver who thrives on change and has a desire to acquire new knowledge and skills. You will already have a high level of administrative and coordination skills.

In addition to the above, you will ideally have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or work experience
  • Experience in running events and/or workshops, preferably in the rural environment but not essential.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Technology savviness with the ability to trouble shoot problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and engage effectively at all levels, internally and externally
  • A good understanding of the environmental challenges that the Council is facing in the rural landscape.
  • An understanding of erosion processes and erosion and sediment control works applied within the farming environment is desirable but not essential

The salary range for this role is between $70,041 to $77,379 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

We recognise and celebrate the importance of whānau, our community, and being an equal opportunity employer. HBRC is committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment embracing our relationship with our Treaty Partners, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principals of partnership, protection and participation. This commitment is integral to ensuring we are an inclusive workplace for all, recognising that a diverse workforce is a strong one, which enables our organisation to better understand, reflect and serve our community.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

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This is a fixed term position with funding until June 30 2023. Applications close 21 March 2021, however we may interview suitable candidates throughout the process and close the listing early if we find the right person for the role.



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