Provincial Growth Fund Strategic Project Manager, (Temporary) – Department of Conservation – Lower North Island


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This is a fixed term role for 12 months based in Palmerston North, or Gisborne, or Napier

The Department of Conservation has a vision for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth. It is responsible for some of the most important issues facing New Zealand: how to look after our unique environment in a way that benefits current and future generations. It grapples with issues as challenging as maintaining our unique biodiversity and providing for the increasing number of visitors coming to visit our beautiful places.

Through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), central government has committed to investing $1 billion per annum over three years in regional economic development. Its priorities are to enhance economic development opportunities, create sustainable jobs, enable Māori to reach their full potential, boost social inclusion and participation, build resilient communities and help meet New Zealand’s climate change targets.

All provinces are eligible for funding, however, Tairāwhiti/East Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Tai Tokerau/Northland, Bay of Plenty, West Coast and Manawatū-Whanganui have been identified for early investment as ‘surge regions’.

These roles provide an opportunity to play an active part in enhancing the social, cultural and economic wellbeing these surge regions.

The four roles are for a fixed-term of 12 months to support the relevant Director, Operations to actively lead engagement with the Provincial Growth Fund to ensure good outcomes for communities and the Department of Conservation. The regions are: Northern North Island (based in Whangarei), Central North Island (Rotorua or Taupo), Lower North Island (Palmerston North, or Gisborne, or Napier) and Western South Island (Hokitika).

These roles require great people leaders. The ability to build strong collaborative relationships internally and externally is vital to the job, to achieve goals and build on conservation efforts in the District.

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Excellent leadership and people skills
  • A drive for achieving results through collaboration and coordination
  • The ability to apply a high-level overview and strategic thinking around the work of conservation
  • Comfort in engaging and working in partnership with iwi and tangata whenua
  • An understanding of the implications of the Treaty on today’s society and conservation
  • A talent for continuous improvement and developing innovative ideas
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • A passion to inspire and deliver more conservation in New Zealand.

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

For any queries, please contact Clare Thomas, cthomas@doc.govt.nz telephone 027 836 7703, quoting vacancy 400/6000/5

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 12 November 2018.

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

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