Team Leader, Atiu Creek Regional Park – Conservation Volunteers New Zealand – Tapora

  • Fixed Term
  • Tapora
  • 02/06/2019

Website Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

Full-time, fixed-term contract position to 31 Dec 2020
Accommodation included

Would you like to make a difference to the future of New Zealand’s natural environment and wildlife?  Are you passionate about conservation and would like to work with like-minded communities and volunteers?  This is your opportunity to work for a multi-award-winning organisation that is recognized as a leader in delivery of community-based conservation.

If you share our values and vision for a healthy and sustainable environment, this could be the right opportunity for you.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to play a key role in the management of a significant ecological restoration project on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour.  Based at Atiu Creek Regional Park and in partnership with Auckland Council Regional Parks, CVNZ aims to improve biodiversity at the park by growing and planting 30,000 native trees per year, controlling pest species and assisting Park Rangers with maintenance tasks.

A key component of this role is leading teams of volunteers on this conservation program in the Kaipara region.  As a CVNZ Team Leader, you will be responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements.

This position includes accommodation at the project site.  Our major programs include a range of practical activities to protect threatened species, repair wetlands, plant trees and maintain walking trails and the like.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Proven experience in implementing conservation programs
  • Experience in native plant nursery management
  • Experience in working with volunteers and communities
  • Full driver’s license (mandatory)
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of OHS policies and procedures
  • A sound knowledge of practical conservation activities
  • Excellent people management and training skills
  • Solid organisational skills including time management
  • Well developed computer skills using Word and Excel.

Preferably, candidates should hold Senior or Level II First Aid, Defensive Driving certificate and have an up-to-date Working with Children Check.

For a full copy of the Position Description (including Key Selection Criteria), please visit our website at

Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and response to the specified Key Selection Criteria are to be received via the application form on our website by Sunday 2 June 2019.


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