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Operational Services Administrator

Job type: Fixed term until December 2023, full time
Location: Wellington
Attachments: Position description
Applications close: Monday 7 November


Operational Services Administrators are involved in a variety of administration tasks working alongside a range of teams within QEII. This position could suit either an experienced administrator or an early career administrator wanting the opportunity to grow and develop your administration skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

Our Administrators primarily provide day-to-day administrative support for our regional representatives including processing invoices and timesheets, undertaking performance tracking, forecasting, reporting against contracted activities and assisting in management of their contracts.

Administrators work with our Finance and Business Services team to provide support services including ordering office supplies, booking travel, event planning and coordination, and processing payments in the finance system.

Administrators also provide project support on QEII led conservation projects, such as external funding projects, and liaise with contractors, report on milestones, undertake document reviews and create, improve and implement processes to ensure projects are successful.

This fixed term position is to cover parental leave for one of our fantastic members of staff and will run through until December 2023.

This role is based in Wellington, and reports to the Team Leader for Operational Services. You will work primarily alongside another administration role and a coordinator role, responsible for delivering operational support for the organisation.

  • Engage with contractors to ensure conservation project outcomes are achieved.
  • Provide regular monitoring and reporting in a timely manner.
  • Support and improve operational and administrative processes across the organisation to make tasks faster, better and easier for our staff and contractors.
  • Undertake administration support which may include invoicing, minute taking, data entry and database updates and support with regional events.
  • Assist with processing accounts payable.
  • Provide office management support such as booking travel, accommodation and ordering items.
  • Strong customer service ethos and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • The ability to work closely in a team and be equally comfortable working by yourself.
  • An interest in protecting Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people.
  • A passion for process improvements and attention to detail.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft products.
  • Any qualifications and/or experience in a similar role/environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Up to three additional (QEII holidays) leave days over the annual closedown period
  • $250 wellness allowance every year
  • A social, friendly and vibrant work environment with regular staff wellness and social activities
  • Opportunity to work within a small team on a variety of tasks

You must be legally entitled to work in Aotearoa 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 1pm on Monday 7 November 2022.

Note: Your cover letter is an essential part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and skills relate to the key requirements for this role.

Team Leader, Land Protection (ecology), Kaiārahi Tīma, Tiaki Whenua

Job type: Permanent, full time
Location: Wellington
Attachments: Position description
Application close: 3pm Monday 5 December 2022


The Land Protection Team is responsible for deployment of QEII’s regional field representatives and supports them to help achieve QEII’s strategic objectives. The team is made up of Land Protection (Ecologists), Operational Services, Policy, and Legal.

This role is one of three Team Leaders responsible for our three regional hubs (North, Central and South), with each hub consisting of two head office Land Protection (Ecology) Advisors and 10-12 regional representatives.

A key focus of this role is to create a positive team culture and support staff growth and development. It involves delegation and oversight of ecological advice and responsibility for delivery of specific strategic projects. This sits alongside management of regional representative contracts, including contract development and oversight of annual deliverables.

The Land Protection Team works collaboratively with the regional representatives, providing ecological advice and support. Together they progress new open space covenant proposals that add to the network of protected areas across Aotearoa. The Team works on a variety of proposals, providing an exciting opportunity to engage with different ecosystem types and apply critical thinking skills in a variety of situations. Land Protection Team leaders provide oversight and advice on complex land management issues, overseeing policy and process improvements.

Each Land Protection Team Leader is also responsible for ensuring that their team works effectively within the wider Land Protection Team alongside Operational Services, Policy, and Legal, as well as collaborating with the wider organisation on a range of other projects and workstreams, such as Communications, and Financial and Business Services.

About us

Our mission is to inspire private landowners to protect and enhance areas of ecological and cultural significance on their land. Almost 70% of New Zealand is in private ownership, so protecting biodiversity and heritage on private land is critical to reversing the decline of indigenous biodiversity and preserving our history.

We are an independent charitable organisation that partners with private landowners to protect sites on their land with covenants. A covenant is an agreement between QEII and a landowner to protect land forever. The landowner continues to own and manage the protected land, and the covenant and protection stays on the land, even when the property is sold to a new owner.

Our partnerships have created a growing network of over 5,000 protected areas throughout Aotearoa. These covenants protect more than 190,000 ha of private land and play a key role as a refuge for some of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered biodiversity and ecosystems.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a relevant tertiary qualification and at least 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Has the ability to motivate, mentor and develop staff to help them deliver to their potential
  • Has proven relationship management skills
  • Has extensive ecological experience
  • Has a high level of integrity
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory.

Salary range: $100,000 – $120,000 depending on skills and experience

A few benefits of working at QEII:

  • Up to three additional leave days a year during the summer holiday shut down
  • Wellness allowance of $250 a year per employee
  • Flexible working – we provide the tools to support work/life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • A social, friendly, and vibrant work environment
  • The opportunity to travel to see QEII’s work ‘on the ground’

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

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 3pm on Monday 5 December 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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