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Catchment Advisor


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 and Emergency Management.

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to fill a Waipawa based position in our  Catchment Management Team.

Catchment Advisors engage with landowners and the wider community to promote sustainable land use and practices, and to facilitate and deliver cost-effective solutions to environmental issues. A significant focus of the role will be the planning and implementation of erosion control initiatives on our regions vulnerable hill country, but also supporting the development and aspirations of catchment land care groups.

About you:

The successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or relevant experience, a strong affinity with rural landowners, the agricultural sector and a good understanding of primary industry issues.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • A sound understanding of farming systems and rural issues.
  • Competency in Microsoft office suite applications and ideally some experience with using mapping software (i.e. GIS)
  • Competency (and ideally certification) with one or more modes of on-farm transport (i.e. quad bike, side by side, motorbike).
  • Current driver’s licence.

If you enjoy working with a close-knit team, are happy to work from a satellite office while being part of our larger Catchment Management team, we’d love to hear from you.

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Applications close Sunday 9 May, 2021

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 principles 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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