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Administrator Catchment Management

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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.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are looking for a highly organised and innovative administrator to join the Catchment Management – Operations Support team. This team works closely with the broader Catchment Operations section and will provide effective and efficient administrative support as well as lead continuous improvement initiatives to ensure all systems and tools are designed and implemented in a way that will guarantee outcomes for HBRC and the communities we support.

In this role you will be required to:

  • Provide administrative support for delivery of work programs and projects
  • Develop, review, and improve business processes, maintaining a strong customer focus and bringing new ideas to the team
  • Work with the Communications team to manage website information for farmers and other key community groups
  • Deal with public requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Have a basic overview and understanding of the broader work undertaken by the Catchment Operations section to most effectively be able to support them, and
  • Pick up ad hoc tasks as required.

This role is based in our Napier office but may be required to travel within the region on occasion.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be proactive, flexible, and innovative with a high level of relationship building skills that you can use to provide reliable and effective support to your team. 

Ideally you will also have:

  • A relevant qualification or experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint and other database and information management systems 
  • A basic knowledge of financial reporting systems and requirements
  • Excellent customer service capability and collaborative work practices to build strong working relationships
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC. 

For the right candidate this role will be exciting and dynamic with the possibility to make a real and positive contribution to not only the Catchment Operations section but also the wider Hawke’s Bay region.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is $50,000 to $55,000 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Although advertised as a full-time role, we also offer flexible working options and the potential of part-time work for the successful candidate.

Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, 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.

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.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Please apply through Seek or send your CV and cover letter directly to

Applications close 28 May 2023.

To view the job description please visit our website here.

Please note that we will be reviewing and shortlisting applicants as they come in. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.


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. 

28 April 2023

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