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Senior Catchment Advisor (Policy Implementation)

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About the Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity to join the Catchments Policy Implementation team. This is a varied and community facing full-time opportunity based in Napier. It will suit someone keen to assist with connecting communities to catchment issues, and developing initiatives that support engagement, solutions and progress to better catchment outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for rural environments and take job satisfaction from working with people to achieve long term improvements in the management of land, and health of water in our catchments. The Senior Catchment Advisor (Policy Implementation) will work with the community and with partners in other organisations to support initiation and growth of motivated catchment collectives towards becoming self-sustaining.

About you:

  • We need a motivated and enthusiastic person who can hit the ground running in this dynamic role! We are seeking an individual who is solution focussed, who is familiar with the primary sector and has an understanding of natural resource management. You will have excellent knowledge of pathways of nutrient and contaminant loss from land to water, as well as farming and growing systems, and knowledge of rural issues.
  • You will be able to relate to and build rapport with farmers and rural communities.

You will also have:

  • Preferably five years post qualification experience in sustainable land management or similar.
  • Strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Competency (and ideally certification) with one or more modes of on-farm transport (i.e. quad bike, side by side, motorbike).
  • Ability or interest in the use of mapping software to assist with recording and presenting catchment work and issues.
  • Have a clean and full driver’s licence. 

The salary range for this role depends on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Other benefits of working for our team include a supportive and encouraging working environment, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:

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

 We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.

 View the job description here.

Please apply via Seek.

 Applications close 3 October 2022 but we may interview candidates as they apply and close this advert earlier should a suitable person be found. So, we encourage you to apply today!

5 September 2022

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