Biodiversity Ranger – Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / Sinclair Wetlands – Outram

  • Fixed Term
  • Outram

Website Sinclair Wetlands

Fixed-term (6 months) position

For the first time in six years an opportunity has arisen for a dedicated biodiversity ranger to bolster the restoration efforts at Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau Sinclair Wetlands.

We are seeking a physically fit, highly motivated person with practical conservation experience and skills, the ability to work both solo and as part of a highly functioning team in adaptive situations.

This diverse project of national significance, situated 50km south-west of Dunedin, is regarded as the largest privately-owned wetland in New Zealand.

Whilst the primary focus for this ‘biodiversity ranger’ is on weed control, the role will also cover a range of practical conservation tasks including:

  • Weed control using a combination of hand, mechanical and chemical based techniques.
  • Predator trapping.
  • Propagation, planting and maintenance of native species.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of grounds, tracks and infrastructure.
  • Assistance with recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers and public events.

A suitable applicant will require:

  • Practical, invasive weed control experience and familiarity with a wide range of machinery.
  • A current ‘growsafe certificate’.
  • Excellent native plant and invasive weed identification skills.
  • Predator trapping, mapping and reporting experience and skills.
  • A passion for wetlands, conservation, community and culture.
  • The ability to deliver a high standard of work in challenging/remote locations.
  • A high level of physical fitness.
  • A sound understanding or experience working for NGO’s, charitable organisations or community projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, a professional manner and the ability to work with and relate well to volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • The capabilities to place safety at the forefront of all operations and hold a current first aid certificate.
  • Whilst a tertiary qualification is not essential, preference may be given to a well rounded applicant with a range of practical skills, experiences and relevant academic environmental qualifications.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand for the full term of employment.

If you hold these qualities, are available and keen to start making a difference immediately then we’d love to hear from you.

Please submit your C.V. and cover letter to or call Glen on 027 424 0224 for more information.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.


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