Conservation Work Skills Leader – Conservation Volunteers New Zealand – Auckland

  • Contract for service
  • Auckland
  • 23/09/2018

Website Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

Full-time six-month contract

Conservation Work Skills (CWS) is an initiative developed by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) that supports local conservation projects to meet their environmental objectives. The CWS programme provides opportunities for ten local job seekers to gain paid employment for three months. During this period, participants will develop practical skills in conservation (planting, weeding, nursery work, predator control, track construction etc), obtain industry training (Chainsaw, GrowSafe, First Aid) while working on local conservation projects aimed at supporting threatened species recovery and improving water quality.

We are now seeking to employ a CWS Leader who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of CWS participants.  The role is five days per week where you will be supervising the participants in the field for three days and providing pastoral care and project planning the other two.

Duties will include:

  • Supervise ten participants
  • Transport participants to and from project sites
  • Conduct site risk assessments
  • Provide practical training
  • Provide pastoral care
  • Provide weekly reports (attendance, conservation outcomes, risk assessments)
  • On-ground project/activity delivery.

For success in this role you will need:

  • Knowledge and experience in the application of Workplace Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of native plant restoration practices
  • Excellent people management and hands-on training skills
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to complete reports in a timely manner
  • A full driver’s license
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Defensive Driving Certificate (can obtain)
  • Criminal check.

For details of the position description visit

To apply: Complete the application form via the website, including resume and section addressing the Key Selection Criteria available in the Position Description.

Applications close:  Sunday, 23 September 2018.


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