Science Manager and Advice Managers x 2

Reference ID 6013

  • Excellent leadership opportunities.
  • North & South Island locations.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) received a significant funding boost in 2018 of $181.6 million over four years. This is one of the biggest funding increases that DOC has ever received, and it will benefit New Zealand’s native plants, wildlife and natural landscapes. $76 million of this funding is for biodiversity initiatives across land, freshwater and marine ecosystems, which means that DOC’s Biodiversity Group is expanding in order to deliver its ambitious new work programme.

Within the Terrestrial Science Unit three new Manager roles have been created. These are excellent opportunities to provide leadership across some of the more complex and challenging conservation issues facing New Zealand.

All three roles require candidates with strong leadership experience including people leadership, strategy, financial management, planning and programme management. Applications will be welcomed from candidates with a strong match with the leadership requirements of these roles if you also have a good working knowledge of, or experience in, areas relevant to biodiversity, ecology or environmental science.

 

Science Manager, Southern

This new role leads research programmes and advice that support the conservation of terrestrial species and ecosystems with oversight of the ecosystems research stream for the unit. The role requires previous experience leading teams delivering science-related research programmes, including prioritising expenditure and resources, engaging and managing out-sourced research providers, overseeing in-house programmes of work and monitoring and evaluation. The ability to lead others to translate and communicate science and research outputs is another important aspect of the role.

The preferred location for this role is Christchurch, Dunedin or Nelson but some flexibility around location may be considered. 

 

Advice Manager, Northern

This role leads the North Island’s science and technical advice team, focused on the protection and recovery of terrestrial ecosystems and threatened species. Candidates must have a track record of strong relationship-building, connecting and collaborating, both internally and externally. The ability to build local knowledge and networks relevant to conservation-related issues will be critical.

The preferred location for this role is Hamilton or Wellington but some flexibility around location may be considered. 

 

Advice Manager, Southern

This is a two-year fixed-term contract covering for a secondment. This role leads the South Island’s science and technical advice team, focused on the protection and recovery of terrestrial ecosystems and threatened species. The role requires the same skills and experience as the Advice Manager, Northern.

The preferred location for this role is Christchurch, but Nelson may also be considered.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5pm, Monday, 27 May 2019

APPLY OR VIEW THE POSITION DESCRIPTION: www.jacksonstone.co.nz

REFERENCE: 6013

 

FURTHER ENQUIRIES:

For enquiries about the Science Manager, Southern please contact John Bell or Annabel McCallum on 04 550 8000. 

For enquiries about the Advice Managers please contact Simon Urquhart-Hay or Annabel McCallum on 04 550 8000.

 

Applicants can apply for more than one role.

To apply, please provide a CV and cover letter and indicate which role(s) interest you and what your location preference(s) are.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

 

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