Project Coordinator (x2) – Landscape Connections Trust – Port Chalmers, Dunedin

Website Landscape Connections Trust

The Halo Project

Two positions available (Both are the same, fixed-term for 4.5 years)

  • Are you passionate about contributing to conservation?
  • Do you have experience in and enjoy community engagement?
  • Do you have good knowledge of predator control management, tools and techniques for effective control?

About the Trust:
Landscape Connections Trust (LCT) is an incorporated charitable trust which was established in 2009. LCT’s mission is to create healthy landscapes that support resilient communities.

LCT works with groups and individuals across the landscape north of Dunedin to enhance this special area. Our community-led management strategy recognises that as well as protecting and managing specific high-value biodiversity areas, other actions are required to ensure broader ecosystem functionality and integrity across the project area. Our health, wellbeing, lifestyles and economy are all dependent on a healthy natural environment and it is this underlying principle that drives our objectives to enhance the natural environment. We implement a number of projects, as part of our Halo Project.

The Halo Project’s predator control programme is our flagship project. This landscape-scale project involves the coordinated and strategic execution of predator control strategies across 12,500 hectares of public and private land across Dunedin’s northern coastline and volcanic hills, including the harbourside settlements.

The Halo Project’s predator control programme currently spans nearly 4,000 hectares around Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

We are based in Port Chalmers, Dunedin.

About the Role:

Due to recently securing funding to expand the Halo Project, LCT has an opportunity for two experienced and enthusiastic Project Coordinators to join the team for a fixed-term 4.5 year contract.Reporting to the Halo Project Predator Control Operations Manager, you will be:

  • Responsible for leading and motivating the wider “Halo community” including urban residents, landowners, volunteers and other groups/ individuals to help achieve the projects Predator Free goals;
  • Responsible for initiating and maintaining trapping networks within their assigned areas as well as within others as necessary;
  • Responsible for ensuring trap catch data is recorded in the database and will report on this and on other important events and achievements as required;
  • An important part of the Halo Project team and will be crucial in contributing to its success.
  • Improving the project is a responsibility of all team members.

Furthermore, you will:

  • Possess technical knowledge of predator control and monitoring;
  • Be able to implement field-based operations in a strategic and methodical manner;
  • Have a strong knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements;
  • Be an excellent communicator with an ability to relate to a range of people;
  • Have sound computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office; and
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferably, you will also:

  • Have experience in conservation field work, preferably within a New Zealand context; and
  • Be competent in GIS.

Read the job description on our website:

If you believe you have the relevant experience to undertake this role please send your cover letter and CV to

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Rhys Millar (Halo Project – Project Manager) or Dave Sharp (Chair – Landscape Connections Trust)

To be considered for this role, you must hold a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 5th February 2019.


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