Programme Manager, Information Systems and Services – Department of Conservation – Wellington

  • Full Time
  • Wellington
  • 27/05/2019

Website Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is in a expansion phase, implementing a four-year growth plan that will enable New Zealand to become Predator Free, and to achieve its ambitious stretch goals ( statement-of-intent-2016-2020/ )

ICT plays a critical role in conservation management and this role is a vital part of building the digital capability across the Department. DOC’s information technology ranges from public cloud services to aged bespoke applications in need of replacement. We have migrated our data centre to Amazon Web Services and have an ambitious programme building our “as a Service” capabilities to better support conservation work. We are looking for a manager with a passion and commitment to conservation and the people skills, style and experience to lead our large and diverse investment programme.

You will be integral to providing leadership in the development of digital services, collaborating with directors and managers throughout the department. The ISS PMO has played a leading role in building project and programme maturity in the Department, and your role will key to assisting the DPMO with the development of governance and improvement our project and programme frameworks.

You will have extensive knowledge and experience of change management within a widely distributed organisation. You will have wide knowledge and practice experience in project management, resource planning and information systems. A background in “as a Service” delivery and cloud services will be an advantage.

The ideal applicant will understand how effective ICT performance supports our organisational goals and helps deliver better conservation outcomes. You will enjoy working in, mentoring and supporting a team; be an effective member of the Information Systems and Services senior management team transforming how DOC undertakes its work. This is a critical role that requires very effective engagement and communication skills. You will be a lateral thinker and take an agile and very practical approach to work that must deliver “fit for purpose” services.

If you share our vision, are passionate about the conservation of New Zealand’s natural and cultural heritage and building a strong digital service we are interested in talking to you about working with us.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For any queries, please contact Jo Winter at or telephone (04) 4713119, quoting vacancy 100/1700.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 May 2019. 

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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