Contract Supervisor – Biodiversity | Kaiwhakarite Kirimana – Rerenga Rauropi – Nelson City Council – Nelson

  • Permanent
  • Nelson
  • 03/12/2023

Website Nelson City Council

  • $75 – $84K per annum + generous leave provisions + staff discounts
  • Enjoy a balance of office based and field-based work in a diverse taioa environment
  • Rā Oranga Wellness days + ongoing professional development opportunities

Our Parks and Facilities team serve to protect our Taiao environment and enhance community wellbeing by showing manaakitanga for our wide open spaces and facilities, through connecting people to nature and through our commitment to conservation as kaitiaki of Te Tau Ihu Top of the South region.

Kō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

The mahi focuses on implementing practical biodiversity projects in Council parks and reserve in alignment with the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy and Nelson Nature Strategy. You will advocate for and support best practice biodiversity management throughout the Parks network and participate as a part of a waka team to manage Parks and Facility contracts ensuring Nelson City Council and the community receive a high level of service.

Ko ngā pūmanawa ōu| About you

Your passion for conservation will complement your operational experience in implementing practical biodiversity projects, such as our revegetation projects (the One Billion Trees programme) across our parks and reserves.

Mahi ngātahi collaboration is critical in this role, you will be able to build strong relationships with your contractors, use your ecology background to advocate for best practice biodiversity management throughout our parks network and will co-ordinate the development of Ecological Restoration Plans (ERP’s) for our priority reserves, and work with iwi to ensure our responsibilities as Kaitiaki o te Whenua, Guardians of the Land.

Additionally you will have the following experience:

  • Solid contract procurement and management skills
  • Sound understanding and hands on practical experience of restoration ecology projects
  • Experience in project management (managing quality outcomes, budgets and risk)
  • Excellent relationship building skills with internal and external customers
  • Great written and oral communication skills

In return, this role offers you the opportunity to make a real difference to the long-term biodiversity outcomes in the Nelson region.

Ko ngā painga mōu | What we offer

In return for bringing your skills, knowledge and experience to us, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, generous leave provisions including Rā Oranga wellbeing days, hybrid and flexible working options, relocation assistance as required, optional social club and events and ongoing personal and professional development opportunities in an inclusive and supportive work environment.

Ina he pātai anō, whakakapā mai | For further enquiries…

Please contact Sarah Clark  – Team Leader Parks via email:

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Rā whakakapi | Applications close: Sunday, 3rd December 2023.


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