Apprentice Field Ecologist – Wildlife Management International Limited – Blenheim

  • Full Time
  • Blenheim
  • 31/10/2020

Website Wildlife Management International Limited

Wildlife Management International Limited (WMIL, is an ecological consultancy which carries out a range of research and conservation management projects, with a primary focus on protecting, managing, and monitoring natural ecosystems. A key focus of our work is invasive species eradication, control, biosecurity and auditing, bird research and monitoring and ecological surveys. Many projects involve working closely with local organisations and communities in a partnership approach, which WMIL see as critical to achieving long-term conservation gains.

The Opportunity

WMIL is seeking two entry level apprentice field ecologists to join our motivated team. This opportunity is part of the Predator Free NZ Trust ( apprenticeship programme which aims to grow the number of experienced animal pest control specialists around the country, to support the goal of a predator free New Zealand as well as having the opportunity to see how predator control is integrated into species management.

The position is based in Blenheim but will involve multiple overnight field trips to work on a range of our challenging and rewarding projects throughout New Zealand. The work ranges from predator control, seabird and terrestrial bird research, braided river ecological monitoring, and other ecological projects. All training will be provided.

This is excellent opportunity for anyone interested in conservation and ecological monitoring, especially the fast-growing fields of restoration ecology, invasive species management and the Predator Free NZ vision.

Person Specification

The successful applicants will require the following skills and attributes:

  • Physically fit and capable of undertaking strenuous field work.
  • A current and full New Zealand driver’s license.
  • Skilled in field craft, including navigation (use of GPS and compass).
  • Good organisational skills, efficient and focused.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to mix positively with other staff, internal and external stakeholders and the public and to make a good impression when representing WMIL, Predator Free Trust and other agencies.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be an effective team player.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt in a practical and professional manner.
  • High interest and commitment to nature conservation and a belief and understanding of community driven-conservation.
  • Ability to live and work in a group when in remote areas (including sharing cleaning and cooking duties).
  • Excellent observational skills and attention to detail.
  • Computer skills for efficient data entry, analysis, and reporting.

For a full job description please email: Toni Bell, Wildlife Management International Limited,

The closing date for applications is Saturday, 31 October 2020.


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