Biodiversity Team Manager

Job type: 
Auckland Council
Central Auckland
New Zealand
Apply By (date): 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 00:00
  • Lead a dedicated and highly capable team
  • Conserve our natural heritage for future generations
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a flexible, supportive and high performing work environment

The opportunity

2018/19 is an exciting time for our Environmental Services department as we invest in a new suite of programmes which will improve Auckland’s precious natural environment for current and future generations. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated manager to lead an experienced group of ecologists and biodiversity advisors responsible for the protection, maintenance and restoration of the natural environmental, improving biodiversity outcomes across Auckland. 

As a natural leader, a key part of your role will be to inspire, support and coach our people to perform, build their capability and preserve a great team culture. Your passion for making a positive impact on Auckland will shine through, inspiring your team to continuously strive to deliver bigger and better environmental outcomes for the region.

In partnership with the community, you will develop and implement strategies and programmes including species conservation and ecological restoration.  Along with your team, you will manage the provision of expert technical advice and input into regional and district policy, planning and regulatory processes. 

About you

You will be an experienced leader demonstrating your capability in building people's capacity, lifting performance and engagement. Naturally you will come from a technical background, ideally in biodiversity or wider ecology.  We are looking for someone with superb communication and stakeholder management skills to enable you to work across the whole council family, with our mana whenua partners, community groups, private landowners, schools, non-government organisations and central government to support best practice conservation practices and outcomes.

What we offer

You will enjoy being part of our expert, committed and capable Environmental Services team.   Our priority is providing the best possible working environment for our staff which includes a focus on employee wellbeing and career progression opportunities.  

You can expect a competitive salary and work in a flexible and supportive work environment.  You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a dedicated and highly capable team responsible for Auckland's Central/South area, be part of a strong leadership team and build wide-reaching strong connections across Council and the environment community.  Apply now via the link.

This role is safety sensitive, and requires pre-employment drug testing and a full driver's license.

Please apply online through our career site here

Applications close Sunday 14 October 2018

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.