Aerial Operations Coordinator – OSPRI – Christchurch, Greymouth or Richmond (Tasman)

Website OSPRI

  • People focused position 
  • Make a positive difference to the agricultural and conservation sectors  
  • Supportive team environment 


About OSPRI 

OSPRI’s mission is to strengthen and evolve New Zealand’s animal health, biosecurity and traceability systems. We provide a range of services to support the agricultural sector through the management of our two programmes: TBfree and NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing).


About the role 

A key focus of this role is working with the Operations team, contractors, key stakeholders and consenting agencies to prepare, coordinate and deliver the aerial control component of the TBfree wildlife management programme in the northern South Island regions.  Through skillful coordination of resources and diligent contractor supervision, this role makes a significant contribution to OSPRI’s safe and effective aerial control operations.

This permanent full-time role can be based in either Christchurch, Greymouth or Richmond (Tasman).


What we’re looking for 

Are you experienced in working closely with Contractors undertaking high risk activities, focused on safety and quality systems?  Are you a strong communicator, comfortable engaging with diverse people in the agricultural and conservation sector?  If you answer yes to these questions, this is an ideal opportunity to add value and ensure OSPRI’s aerial control projects are delivered to specific standards.

To succeed you will need to bring an ability to follow compliance standards and procedures, a high level of accuracy and be skilled in building positive work relationships.  We are looking for someone who is experienced in managing multiple projects concurrently and is comfortable working as part of a team or alone under minimal supervision

Eligibility to live and work in New Zealand is mandatory.  This role is safety sensitive and requires a Ministry of Justice criminal history check and pre-employment drug testing.

Benefits we offer include employer funded Life and Trauma Insurance, long service leave, annual flu vaccination and employee assistance programme.

For more information about this role, please download a copy of the position description at or you can contact Josh King (Programme Manager) at 027 480 2012.

To apply, please follow this Seek link and click ‘Apply for this job’ – make sure you include you covering letter and CV.

Applications close: 9am Monday, 6 May 2019.




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