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Team Leader Pest Plants [Fixed Term 12 Months]

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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:

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking for an emerging leader with experience in pest plant control work who is looking for an opportunity to step up and lead a highly motivated and dedicated team.

Applicants will need knowledge in both pest plant control and what it takes to be an effective leader. This role will play an integral part in delivering positive biodiversity and primary production outcomes through the management of a range of pest plants listed within the Hawke’s Bay Regional Pest Management Plan.

The role will require leading a team of four Pest Plant Advisors in delivering pest plant management across the Hawke’s Bay Region. It will also require collaborating with a number of internal departments, such as Asset Management, Catchment Management and Biodiversity, as well as external organisations such as the Department of Conservation, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, local authorities, community groups and land owners.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) fixed term position, however at times variable hours may need to be worked to meet the needs of the role. Applicants should put a high degree of importance on safe work practices and be familiar with working alone and the use of Garmin GPS devices.

About you:

You are a passionate individual with experience in the management of pest plants and have a drive for leading a successful team. You have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to diverse audiences. You lead by example and demonstrate a work style that focuses on driving and maintaining momentum on projects to see deliverables achieved on the ground.

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.

View the full job description here.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity. If you think you are up for the challenge, apply today!

We will be interviewing suitable applicants as they apply and may close this advertisement early. All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

Applications Close Sunday 27 June.


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