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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Waikato East

Job type: Contractor
Location: Waikato East – Hauraki, Matamata Piako, South Waikato, Waipā and Taupō Districts
Attachments: Position description
Applications close: 5pm Tuesday 7 June 2022

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Do you want to help secure the protection of Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage on private land for the benefit of all New Zealanders?

Do you love Waikato’s iconic landscapes and have a sound ecological understanding of our indigenous plants and animals and the threats they face from weeds and pests?

Are you resourceful, practical, physically fit, resilient, and able to build lasting partnerships across multiple sectors? Do you want flexible working hours?

If so, an opportunity for a Regional Representative contractor has arisen in Waikato covering the eastern Hauraki, Matamata Piako, South Waikato, Waipā & Taupō Districts to represent QEII National Trust.

QEII is an independent charitable trust that partners with private landowners to protect sites on their land with covenants. Our Regional Representatives are responsible for providing valuable ecological and open-space covenant management advice to landowners. They are QEII’s customer facing service, working closely with key stakeholders in the area, including the regional council, territorial authorities, and local community groups. Our Regional Representatives enjoy the great outdoors and working with a diverse range of landowners.

You would be engaged as an independent contractor for a minimum of 1350 hours per year with your hours negotiated on an annual basis. You would work from your home/office in the Waikato region and supply your own suitable vehicle.

Your contracted role would be to:

  • Work closely with landowners and the Land Protection team to identify, assess and achieve protection opportunities via new open space covenants.
  • Monitor existing covenants and support landowners to meet their stewardship obligations
  • Partner with the wider community and key stakeholders to raise awareness, support and improve the biodiversity outcomes for the region.
  • An keen interest in protecting Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage
  • Resourceful, practical, physically fit, resilient, and able to build lasting partnerships across multiple sectors
  • Have a sound ecological understanding of our native plants and animals and the threats they face from weeds and pests
  • The ability to work by yourself
  • Any qualifications and/or experience in a similar role/environment
  • Work in some of New Zealand’s most iconic landscapes
  • Contribute to conservation on private land within the the Waikato
  • Great work/life balance with flexible working

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 contracting@qeii.org.nz .

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to contracting@qeii.org.nz by 5pm on Tuesday 7 June 2022. 

The services and requirements of the contract are available here. For more information, please contact us via contracting@qeii.org.nz .

Senior Advisor, Land Protection

Job type: Permanent, full time
Location: Wellington
Attachments: Position description
Application close: Sunday 10 July

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About us

We are Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading private land conservation organisation. Our vision is ‘Inspiring conservation on private land’ and we partner with landowners across the country to protect natural and cultural heritage sites on their land forever.

Our head office, with staff primarily based in Wellington, is a small collaborative team working closely with our experienced field representatives around the country.

We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive workplace culture.

About the role

Land Protection Advisors are based at head office in Wellington and provide specialist advice and support to our representatives out in the field. You will be responsible for working closely with regional representatives and our legal team progressing open space covenant proposals. This will involve peer review and critical ecological analysis of the information presented, providing feedback to the legal team on deed drafting, and making recommendations to the Executive on new areas of land for protection. You will also be responsible for solving problems on protected land and will work closely with all teams in the organisation to support our vision.

Senior Land Protection Advisors are responsible for overseeing and supporting less-experienced advisors and are called upon to provide expert advice the Executive can rely on. Senior Land Protection Advisors will also work on more complex land-protection challenges and strategic policy and process improvements.

  • An interest in protecting Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage
  • Strong customer service ethos and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • The ability to work by yourself and collaboratively in a team
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • A strong understanding of aspects of land protection e.g. knowledge of indigenous biodiversity and threats to conservation
  • Problem-solving and relationship management skills.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Up to three extra (QEII holidays) leave days a year
  • Wellness allowance of $250 a year per employee
  • Parental leave entitlements additional to those provided under legislation

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to apply. The full position description is available at https://bit.ly/2XCN4V5.  For more information, please contact us via careers@qeii.org.nz.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to careers@qeii.org.nz.

We will regularly review applications as they are received 

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.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE: WELLINGTON

Job type: Contractor
Location: Wellington
Attachments: Position description
Applications close: 10 pm Sunday 8 May 2022

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Do you want to help secure the protection of our unique natural and cultural heritage on private land for the benefit of all New Zealanders?

Do you love Wellington’s iconic landscapes and have a sound ecological understanding of our indigenous plants and animals and the threats they face from weeds and pests? Are you resourceful, practical, physically fit, resilient, and able to build lasting partnerships across multiple sectors? Do you want flexible working hours?

If so, an opportunity for a contractor has arisen in the Wellington area (Wellington city, Hutt Valley, Porirua, and Kapiti Districts) to represent the QEII National Trust. Our Regional Representatives enjoy the great outdoors and working with a diverse range of landowners.

You would be engaged as an independent contractor for a minimum of 1050 hours per year with your hours negotiated on an annual basis. You would work from your home/office in the Wellington area and supply your own suitable vehicle.

Your contracted role would be to:

  • identify and negotiate legal protection covenants over new areas in the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti Districts
  • monitor existing covenants and support landowners to meet their stewardship obligations
  • partner with the wider community and key stakeholders (i.e. Greater Wellington Regional Council) to raise awareness, support and improve the biodiversity outcomes for the region.
  • An keen interest in protecting Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage
  • Resourceful, practical, physically fit, resilient, and able to build lasting partnerships across multiple sectors
  • Have a sound ecological understanding of our native plants and animals and the threats they face from weeds and pests
  • The ability to work by yourself
  • Any qualifications and/or experience in a similar role/environment
  • Work in some of New Zealand’s most iconic landscapes
  • Contribute to conservation on private land within the Wellington region
  • Great work/life balance with flexible working

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 contracting@qeii.org.nz .

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to contracting@qeii.org.nz by 10 pm on Sunday 8 May 2022. 

The services and requirements of the contract are available here. For more information, please contact us via contracting@qeii.org.nz .

Senior land protection advisor 

Job type: Permanent, full time
Location: Wellington
Attachments: Position description
Applications close: 5pm Tuesday 3 May 2022

APPLY NOW

About us

We are Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading private land conservation organisation. Our vision is ‘Inspiring conservation on private land’ and we partner with landowners across the country to protect natural and cultural heritage sites on their land forever.

Our head office, with staff primarily based in Wellington, is a small and flexible team working closely with a group of experienced field representatives around the country.

We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive workplace culture.

About the role

Land Protection Advisors are based at head office in Wellington and provide specialist advice and support to our representatives out in the field. You will be responsible for working closely with regional representatives and our legal team progressing open space covenant proposals. This will involve peer review and critical ecological analysis of the information presented, providing feedback to the legal team on deed drafting, and making recommendations to the executive on new areas of protected land. You will also be responsible for problem-solving existing land protection issues and will work closely with all teams in the organisation to support our vision.

Senior Land Protection Advisors are responsible for overseeing and supporting less-experienced advisors and are called upon to provide expert advice the Executive can rely on.

  • An interest in protecting Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage
  • Strong customer service ethos and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • The ability to work by yourself and collaboratively in a team
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in a similar role
  • A strong understanding of aspects of land protection e.g. knowledge of indigenous biodiversity and threats to conservation
  • Problem-solving and relationship management skills.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Up to three extra (QEII holidays) leave days a year
  • Wellness allowance of $250 a year per employee
  • Parental leave entitlements

You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to apply. The full position description is available at https://bit.ly/2XCN4V5.  For more information, please contact us via careers@qeii.org.nz.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to careers@qeii.org.nz by 5pm on Tuesday 3 May 2022.

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.

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