ROLE:

Team Leader, Kaitiaki Kauri Project

DESCRIPTION:
Kia tū tika ai te whare tapu o Ngāpuhi

(That the sacred house of Ngāpuhi stands strong)

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi is working in partnership with Department of Conservation to protect kauri forests. The Kaitiaki Kauri Project is a two-year project that has been established to contain the spread of kauri dieback disease.

This is an advocacy focused project to protect the last remaining kauri forests in Te Pēwhairangi from kauri dieback disease. The project provides for a team of advocacy kaitiaki to deliver community education programmes to schools, marae, hunting clubs, track users, adjoining landowners, hapū and other community groups and organisations to influence behavioural change and protect the last remaining kauri forests in Te Pēwhairangi from kauri dieback disease.

The majority of field work will occur over the busy summer and holiday periods on conservation administered land throughout Te Pēwhairangi including Puketi Omahuta, Whangaroa, Opua and Russell. Field work will also include soil and pig monitoring using trail cameras in the forests. Additional work will include maintenance of campgrounds and hygiene stations.

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi and the Department of Conservation – Te Pēwhairangi has identified a need to recruit a team to undertake this work.

This project is also designed to support proposed pest control within the forest and adjacent landholdings.

Purpose

The purpose of the role is to lead a team to deliver community education and associated work to advance protection services of kauri forests within Te Pēwhairangi.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

To achieve the purpose of the position the Team Leader will:

  • Develop and implement approved work plans and programmes
  • Ensure that appropriate strategies are in place to lead, supervise and coordinate  team members in the delivery of work plans and programmes
  • Organise and facilitate training for team members
  • Submit regular progress reports against key performance indicators, as agreed
  • Implement policies and identify issues and mitigate any risks for the project and organisation
  • Ensure that the management of resources remains viable, including cash flow management and financial reporting
  • Builds relationships and engagements to deliver educational initiatives through facilitated workshops, wānanga, presentations and information sharing with community groups including marae, schools, hunting and hiking clubs
  • Contribute to a strong safety first environment ensuring there is a strong safety culture and consistent safety practices across all work sites
  • Ensure that the team comply with all sterilising and hygiene protocols to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease

Knowledge Skills & Experience

  • Experience in contract processes and deliverables
  • Experience in developing and implementing work plans, work rosters and programmes
  • Excellent presentation, comprehensive facilitation and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent IT skills, including word processing, PowerPoint and spreadsheets
  • Ability to prioritise work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Experience leading work teams in field delivery and advocacy work
  • Knowledge using GPS and similar mapping tools and technology
  • Knowledge of finance, budgets and purchasing procedures
  • Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management

Full current drivers licence essential

HOW TO APPLY:APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
To receive the job-description, and to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

 

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