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Catchment Management Lead - Freshwater Improvement Programmes

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HBRC is looking for someone with strong leadership capabilities, a passion for sustainable environmental practices and the ability to implement catchment management programmes. You will be a self-starter with effective communication skills, an open-minded approach, and a desire to build strong relationships with stakeholders.

As Catchment Management Lead – Freshwater Improvement Programmes you will provide quality leadership to our centrally based Catchment Management staff.  You will effectively monitor team outputs to ensure programme success and provide operational leadership for the delivery of Freshwater Improvement Programmes including the Erosion Control Scheme (ECS) across the entire Catchment Management team.

The key objectives of the role are to:

  • Provide operational leadership for the HBRC’s Erosion Control Scheme (ECS) and associated programmes of work.
  • Ensure there is clear and timely communication of work programmes across the wider Catchment Management Team.
  • Provide effective operational decision making in line with the ECS policy.
  • Ensure effective and timely implementation, monitoring and reporting of programme outcomes and LOS.
  • Co-ordinate, advise and promote on-ground projects and programs that contribute to the delivery of catchment outcomes
  • Engage with catchment communities, to understand issues, needs and the pathways to successful and sustainable solutions to catchment challenges

About you:

The successful candidate will ideally possess and be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • An ability to lead, inspire and motivate staff, facilitating the establishment of a positive team culture.
  • A proactive attitude with the desire to learn and adapt over time.
  • Capable of clarifying objectives, identifying key issues, considering all perspectives, and evaluating options to make effective decisions.
  • Strong communication skills, ensuring timely information distribution and clear programme direction across the team.
  • Views Health and Safety as a priority and is incorporates this into everyday workplace operation.

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

If this sounds like you then we are keen to hear from you. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close the advertisement when we have found the right person.

Applications close 6 August 2021.

To view a copy of the job description for this role please click here

Please apply via SEEK.

23 July 2021

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