We are searching for a conservation focussed Regional Manager based in the Bay of Plenty. This is a fantastic opportunity to work where you play whilst making a real difference to the place you call home. This is a Permanent, full-time role of 40 hours per week.

There are many reasons to want to work with us at Forest and Bird with benefits such as the positive work environment, flexible working options, and leave provisions over and above statutory requirements. As a Forest & Bird staff member you will have access to our lodge at Mount Ruapehu.

Regional Conservation Managers (RCMs) are part of a team delivering Forest and Bird’s conservation outcomes by:

  • Being an enthusiastic voice for nature
  • Leading and supporting campaigns on conservation issues within the Bay of Plenty region and across the country
  • Helping shape environmental protection rules, resource-use decisions, laws and policies across our land, freshwater, and oceans
  • Providing strategic guidance on conservation issues and activities

This team of Regional Conservation Managers are a key component in the implementation of the Society’s operational plan and the delivery of Forest & Bird’s advocacy.

This position will be based from home. A working from home allowance is provided.   Travel around the region (reimbursed) will be a necessary requirement for this position.

What we are looking for in the successful applicant:

  • A tertiary qualification in fields relating to conservation, ecology or science is desirable.
  • An ability to maintain and develop relationships with iwi and hapū across the region.
  • Sound working knowledge of New Zealand’s natural environment and conservation issues.
  • Experience dealing with RMA statutory planning processes and conservation legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (with media experience an advantage).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people.
  • A high level of personal motivation, ability to initiate and complete tasks independently, and in a timely manner.
  • Relevant, current, and clean New Zealand driver’s license.
  • This position requires some familiarity with Te Ao Māori including, for example Te Reo Māori, tikanga and waiata or be willing to undertake supported development to acquire the appropriate level of competence & knowledge.
  • Live in the Bay of Plenty (or be prepared to relocate at your own expense).

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Richard Capie, Group Manager, Conversation Advocacy and Communications, r.capie@forestandbird.org.nz

PLEASE NOTE:  We will only shortlist candidates who have a current legal right to work in New Zealand and a full NZ driver’s license.  Regrettably, we are unable to consider you if you do not have this organised.