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Team Leader Compliance - Rural

Heretaunga Plains 1 Credit Peter Scott

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.

Our Regulatory Compliance Team is responsible for monitoring resource consents, checking that activities comply with our regional plan rules and has the ability to use enforcement tools when conditions are breached. The team also provides technical advice around contaminated land, waste, wastewater and industrial processes. Our team is growing and there is increasing emphasis being placed on this area to align regional practices with our goals of sustainability and environmental protection.  

About the Opportunity:

This is an integral role within our Regulatory group that ensures the effective day to day management of compliance activities within the rural sector of the Hawke’s Bay region. Supporting our community to adhere to set compliance conditions for rural production land use is a large component of the role, covering activities such as water allocations, farm management plans, high priority consents and permitted activities across all sectors including forestry, dams, viticulture and dairy. Alongside this, as a Team Leader you will guide, coach and develop the team of five Environmental Officers, ensuring team objectives are met, clear direction is provided and best practice is achieved.

It is expected that you will also:

  • Inspect and report on the level of compliance with resource consent conditions and regional rules.
  • Carry out compliance monitoring with an emphasis on (but not limited to) rural productive land use.
  • Provide and coordinate team input into policy development and other projects to assist Council in fulfilling its requirements under the Resource Management Act, Local Government Act 2002 and any other relevant legislation.
  • Provide the team with consistent, reliable leadership, regular feedback, facilitate a positive team culture, mentoring and any relevant professional development.

About you:

You will be a motivated individual with proven leadership experience who can take a team in a positive future direction, adapting and growing along the way. You will have knowledge of the rural sector and productive land activities supported by an understanding of farm environmental plans, nutrient management and farming practices. An ability to remain calm under pressure and experience in conflict resolution and negotiation would be an advantage in this role given the nature of the work involved.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Minimum of five years regulatory experience in resource management compliance processes, auditing, or related fields.
  • Relevant tertiary degree in Science, Law, Environmental Resource Management or suitable equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of the compliance process within Local Government and an ability to interpret legislation and follow processes.
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in dealing with a wide range of situations, people and organisations.

The salary range for this role will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment

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

To view the job description please visit our website here

This is a permanent, fulltime position. Applications close 4 July 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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14 June 2021

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