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Project and Workshop Support Coordinator

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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.

We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

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 has a unique and varied role within the Catchment Management Team based in the Napier office.  We are looking for an outstanding Project and Workshop Support Coordinator, to develop and coordinate workshops across the Hawke’s Bay Region on a full time, fixed term basis (until June 2023).

The role is responsible for assembling a diverse range of stakeholders, capturing knowledge and expertise to develop and deliver workshops. The aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge and capability of HBRC, rural professionals, landowners and community groups on sustainable land management practices.

The scheme is called the Hill Country Erosion programme which is a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries, Hawkes Bay Regional Council, Gisborne District Council and landowners. The programme provides funding support to regional erosion control projects, supporting councils to work with landowners in mapping and identifying erosion-prone land. The funding also focuses on education of sustainable land management practices to reduce sediment from our vulnerable waterways.

We don’t need you to be an expert in erosion control or farming, although these skills would be greatly beneficial. In this role, we need someone with great administration, coordination and programme development skills to facilitate and organise the workshops and content, in collaboration with key stakeholders. This position will also assist with the procurement and coordination of the HBRC Pole Nursery, as and when required along with supporting the Project Manager to achieve outcomes of this programme.


About you:

Our successful candidate will be a capable multi-tasker who possesses a strong attention to detail and enjoys being part of a tight knit, passionate team. You will be an excellent communicator and a creative problem solver who thrives on change. You will have a high level of administrative and coordination skills.

In addition to the above, you will ideally have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Experience in running events and/or workshops, preferably in the rural environment
  • An affinity with the rural sector
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Technology savviness with the ability to trouble shoot problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and engage effectively at all levels, internally and externally
  • A good understanding of the environmental challenges that the Council is facing in the rural landscape.
  • An understanding of erosion processes and erosion and sediment control works applied within the farming environment is desirable but not essential


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

To view the job description please click here

Applications close 21 February however we may be interviewing suitable candidates prior to the closing date.

Please apply via SEEK

31 January 2022

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