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Climate Action Ambassador [3 year fixed term]

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About the Opportunity:

Climate change is at the heart of everything we do at HBRC. The Climate Action Ambassador will join the Strategy and Governance team to help drive and influence our strategic direction, advocating for climate change action at both a Regional and National level. We are a looking for a savvy and influential leader who will be able to build strong, collaborative connections across current and future climate adaptation and mitigation work programmes. We need someone with charisma who can generate active engagement while being able to identify strategic opportunities and galvanise action to make things happen!


About the role:

This is an exciting new role that has been established to coordinate Council’s climate emergency response programme. This work will be vital in enabling us to achieve our goal to be carbon neutral at Council by 2025 and play a key leadership role in Hawke’s Bay becoming carbon neutral by 2050. To be successful in making positive change there needs to be active promotion of a community-wide response to reduce the Region’s carbon emissions. This role will collaboratively lead the development of a regional climate strategy and a plan of action, while being the keystone person to build community awareness, promote education and advocate for proactive change.


About you:

This role requires a bit of a super star! You will have excellent knowledge and understanding of climate change challenges alongside the ability to present complex information to a range of audiences through your versatile and adaptive communication style.  You will be a team player who can engage, influence and motivate others to come along for the journey with enthusiasm and commitment.  To support your success in the role ideally you will also be able to demonstrate:

  • A strategic focus with an understanding of the political context in which decisions are made in both Central and Local Government.
  • The ability to confidently engage with our tāngata whenua partners, territorial authorities, businesses and community leaders.
  • The confidence and communicative skill to present strategic advice to our Council, Executive Leadership team, your colleagues and the wider Hawke’s Bay community.
  • Proven experience and expertise in collaborating with a diverse range of people to develop and deliver projects and programmes of work.

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

View the job description here

Applications close 23 September 2021.


30 August 2021

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