Careers in conservation & the environment

Source to Sea Project Manager, The Halo Project – Landscape Connections Trust – Dunedin

  • Full Time
  • Dunedin
  • 05/10/2020

Website Landscape Connections Trust

Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years

  • Are you passionate about restoring our natural wetland and riparian habitats?
  • Are you a responsible and innovative leader who can inspire and motivate others to achieve great things together?


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 the Halo Project.

About Source to Sea

The Source to Sea project aims to work with a range of stakeholders to restore riparian and wetland habitat in high priority eastern Otago river and stream catchments. The focus is to work with private landowners to plant and restore areas of riparian and wetland habitats. This work will lead to a wide range of benefits including improved water quality, increased flood/erosion protection, improved/increased habitat for aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna and providing corridors for the movement of indigenous wildlife, improved mahinga kai sites, compliance with local and central government legislation, and engagement with local communities.

An integral part of this project, and a measure of its success, will be engagement with community groups, volunteers and skill development of field staff.

About the role

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing planning, budgets and reporting; providing habitat restoration technical advice, managing contracts and landowner agreements, and will be the spokesperson for the Source to Sea project.

You will have excellent people management skills, with responsibility for a team of up to 8, including two direct reports (Field Supervisor [1FTE] and School Educational Officer [.25FTE]) and six field team members.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Are inspiring leaders who are adaptable and innovative;
  • Understand sound financial and contract management principles;
  • Have successful staff and contractor management experience;
  • Are excellent communicators with an ability to relate to a range of people;
  • Possess strong technical knowledge of habitat restoration and monitoring; and
  • Are able to implement field-based operations in a strategic and methodical manner.

Preferably, applicants will also:

  • Be competent users of GIS and project management software;
  • Hold tertiary qualifications in fields relating to conservation, ecology or science; and
  • Have experience in conservation field work, preferably within a New Zealand context.


Please read the full job description available on our website and if you believe you have the relevant experience to undertake this role send your cover letter and CV to

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Rhys Millar (Halo Project Director) –

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

Applications close: 9am Monday, 5th October 2020.


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