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Job type: Permament, part-time (2-3 days per week)
Location: Queenstown or nearby
Attachments: Position description
Applications close: Thursday 2 December 2021


Use your experience in land management and excellent relationship skills to get involved in two of NZ’s most iconic landscapes (Remarkables Station and Mahu Whenua)

You will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and users of QEII-protected land in the Whakatipu basin including Remarkables Station and the large Mahu Whenua covenants. You will need to understand and balance farming systems, biodiversity management and restoration, cultural values and community recreational values to not only safeguard QEII’s protection of the land but also maximise opportunities for enhancement of protected values and land-user engagement.

You will report to QEII’s Chief Executive and be accountable for delivery of outcomes directed from the newly created Remarkables Station National Trust Ltd Board.

  • Take primary responsibility for on-the-ground oversight of the soon to be acquired Remarkables Station and the stakeholder relationship aspects of management of the Mahu Whenua covenants.
  • Implement the QEII strategic plan for key QEII-protected land in the Whakatipu basin.
  • Provide oversight and assessment of partners and stakeholders to ensure their activities on QEII-protected land are appropriate and in line with QEII’s objectives.
  • Produce clear information, advice and recommendations for QEII’s Chief Executive and the Remarkables Station National Trust Ltd Board.
  • Proven experience in land management, preferably including the combination of farming, biodiversity and recreational use.
  • Excellent relationship building and management skills, including with agencies, community groups and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, plan work programmes and prioritise to ensure delivery of critical outputs.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and influencing skills.
  • Reasonable skill in the Microsoft suite including Teams, Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience with GIS mapping platforms.
  • Clean, current driver’s license and own vehicle.
  • Ability to shape a new role in a new work area for the organisation
  • Flexible working – no fixed requirement for certain days or hours to be worked
  • Up to three extra (QEII holidays) leave days a year
  • Wellness allowance of $250 a year per employee
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to apply. The full position description is available here.  For more information, please contact us via .

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 5pm on Thursday 2 December 2021.

Note: Your cover letter is a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.


Job type: Full time
Location: Wellington
Attachments: Position description
Applications close: midday 8 November 2021


QEII is expanding its legal team, so we are looking for two full-time solicitors to join our wider Land Protection Team, working alongside three other lawyers to provide specialist legal advice ensuring that the protection we provide is robust and enduring.

QEII’s solicitors work closely with our ecological advisors and regional representatives out in the field to prepare new covenant contracts and to resolve issues related to management of existing covenants.

Alongside core contract and conveyancing work, our solicitors are also called on to advise on other legal issues affecting QEII, including property, health and safety, and employment issues. Experience or interest in resource management law is also desirable. Solicitors also have the opportunity to be involved on projects advocating for conservation, including drafting submissions on new legislation and Government policy.

About us

QEII National Trust Ngā Kairauhī Papa is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading private land conservation organisation. QEII National Trust partners with landowners, using registered covenants to protect natural and cultural heritage sites on their land, forever.

QEII’s head office based in Wellington operates as a small and flexible team working closely with its cohort of experienced regional representatives around the country. With significantly increasing demand, and support from DOC’s Jobs for Nature budget, we have been growing our team over the last year.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • An interest in the environment and conservation, and the rural sector
  • Strong relationship management skills and experience
  • Well-developed problem-solving ability
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience working in partnership with others
  • A law degree and a valid NZ practising certificate (or the ability to hold one)
  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

If this role sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to Jane Strachan at by midday Monday 8 November 2021.

The full position description is available at If you have any questions, please email

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