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Catchment Advisor – North (fixed term 18 months)

Catchment Advisor

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to join our Catchment Team. This is a 18 month fixed term opportunity (maternity cover) based in Wairoa. The Catchment Teams are located in three zones across the Hawke’s Bay Region; Wairoa-Mohaka, Central & the Tukituki-Southern Coasts. A vital role within Council, the Catchment Advisors regularly engage with the community and landowners to promote and facilitate sustainable land use and practices across a broad range of activities.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

We need a motivated and enthusiastic person who can hit the ground running in this busy and dynamic role! We are seeking an individual who is solution focussed, who is familiarised with primary sector and understanding of natural resource management. The successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification or relevant experience, a strong affinity with landowners, the rural sector and a good understanding of primary industry issues. Your strong knowledge of land based farming systems, the Resource Management Act, soil and nutrient management will enable you to work collaboratively with the community to educate and ensure landowners understand industry best practice.


You will also have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification or significant experience in this industry
  • strong observational and analytical skills
  • knowledge of financial reporting systems and requirements
  • sound understanding of tikanga Māori and Māori values
  • have a clean and full driver’s licence. 

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

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:


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

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 11 April 2023 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!


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

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.


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. 

16 March 2023

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