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Team Leader Compliance - Rural

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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:

The HBRC Compliance team actively promotes, monitors and investigates compliance with the Resource Management Act (RMA) and associated regulations and takes appropriate action when required. The team has the capability to lead and supervise enforcement investigations and prepare and present expert evidence in the Environment Court. A key function of this team is providing guidance, education and advice on compliance matters to our stakeholders, including members of our community, tangata whenua, and resource consent holders around the sustainable use of natural resources and how to meet their compliance obligations.

The team need a dynamic, motivated individual with strong leadership experience and a passion for people to join us as a Team Leader for our rural compliance portfolio. If you care about the preservation of our environment plus want to make a positive impact on rural communities, then we encourage you to apply. Join us in our mission to safeguard our natural resources for future generations by educating and supporting people to care for the region and work in sustainable ways.

About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

To be successful in this role, you will need to show excellent communication skills, creative problem solving and the ability to thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment! You will be responsible for providing leadership and management to our capable and enthusiastic Rural Compliance team, coaching them to succeed and develop. A key element of the role is the support of a team-based culture so leadership experience is essential. Alongside this, you will build collaborative working relationships wherever you go, undertaking community engagement, innovation, and continuous improvement to align people with the regulatory framework.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Relevant qualification in Resource Management, Science, or a related discipline plus significant experience in a relevant industry, such as farming or forestry.
  • Experience working in the Resource Management field a related area of practice would be beneficial, ideally with experience in managing, monitoring, and enforcement of regionally significant activities and industries
  • Proven experience in leadership and management roles, preferably in a regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and strategic planning abilities, along with experience in managing budgets and meeting reporting requirements.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu

The salary range for this role will depend on your level of qualification and experience.

 Other benefits of working for our team include:

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave after 3 years
  • 4% superannuation after 3 years
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • Strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment.

See a full list of our staff benefits here 

As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.

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:

Applications close 11 April 2024, however we will be shortlisting and interviewing appropriate candidates as applications are received. If you are interested in this position, please do not wait to apply as we may close the ad earlier than advertised.

View the full job description here.


13 March 2024

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