Restoration Coordinator, One Billion Trees – Greater Wellington Regional Council – Wellington

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington
  • 30/04/2021

Website Greater Wellington Regional Council

Fixed-term position for Three Years

  • Connect with communities across the Wellington Region
  • Use your skills and knowledge to make a meaningful difference for biodiversity
  • Join an enthusiastic team doing work that really matters

We are currently seeking a Restoration Coordinator, One Billion Trees, to join our team at Greater Wellington Regional Council. The role is based in Wellington and is full-time for a fixed-term of three years.

About Greater Wellington

There’s a lot more to us than meets the eye. Here at Greater Wellington Regional Council, we’re working on the big things that will impact everyone in our region. Ensuring we have uninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat of flooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality of our fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transport network and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change across our region. We’re people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do, because we believe what we do counts.

We provide a diverse range of benefits including working options that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments. We’re also all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does.

This role is being advertised in conjunction with a Project Lead Parks Restoration role (Ref: GW1523352)

About the role

In this role you will manage funding grants for planting projects and support mana whenua and community groups with their restoration efforts in Porirua and Wairarapa. You will provide expert advice on native planting and work collaboratively across GW teams to oversee and report on our One Billion Trees programme. There are also opportunities to contribute to a more strategic approach to our restoration efforts across a range of programmes, streamlining systems and processes to better integrate our work and improve biodiversity outcomes.

You will be joining the Biodiversity department’s Strategy and Advice team, where we are focussed on achieving good outcomes for regional biodiversity by providing robust and useful advice, developing and implementing processes that support good decisions and maintaining a strategic focus on biodiversity on behalf of GW. We collaborate with teams from across the organisation as well as mana whenua partners, other agencies and the wider community, advocating and working toward better protection, sound management and restoration of biodiversity.

Skills and experience required

The ideal candidate will be skilled in community engagement, able to effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide range of people. They will bring their knowledge of restoration techniques and practice to GW and be capable of managing the range of logistics and planning associated with successful planting projects.

You will need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification (eg, ecology, environmental management) or equivalent experience
  • At least two years’ experience in ecological restoration and community engagement
  • Ability to plan, implement and monitor programmes within budget.

How to apply

Click on the “Apply for job” link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information about this position please contact Ali Caddy on 027 612 0790. For any other questions please contact .

Applications close: Friday, 30 April 2021.

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