Operations Manager at Department of Conservation, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Exciting opportunity for a skilled operations manager with a passion for leading and developing people to achieve high quality outcomes
- A chance to utilise and grow your capabilities in a complex operating environment while making a difference to iwi relationships, communities and conservation
- Permanent, full-time role covering Mohua/Golden Bay, based in Tākaka
This is an exciting role within Te Papa Atawhai/Department of Conservation, working across a wonderfully special operating environment. This district is home to some of the most diverse and important ecosystems in the country, including Farewell Spit and Kahurangi National Park, and delivers exceptional visitor experiences including the Heaphy track and those in the northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park. You will work in partnership with Manawhenua ki Mohua and interact with an engaged and supportive community to further conservation outcomes across the district. This is an opportunity to lead and be part of a dedicated and passionate team, focused on delivering important conservation outcomes in Mohua/Golden Bay and making a positive difference in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
At Te Papa Atawhai / Department of Conservation (DOC), we serve Aotearoa New Zealand by working to ensure Papatūānuku Thrives. Our spirit of public service is brought to life through our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, which puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by Te Ao Māori and te reo Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.
He angitūtanga | About the role
The Operations Manager is a critical management role within the Department, leading the delivery of high-quality conservation outputs across Mohua/Golden Bay. The role is responsible for managing the District team based at Tākaka, to deliver integrated programmes of work to improve the status of biodiversity, provide visitors with quality recreation experiences, and connect people to conservation.
Relationships are key to the role. You will be part of a strong, collegial Regional Leadership Team in support of the Director Operations, as well as working collaboratively with treaty partners, community groups, local councils and other agencies.
The role requires being able to think and work strategically and constantly maintain the bigger picture as well as being able to focus on the delivery of work programmes to deliver outcomes.
He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for
We are looking for a great people leader who understands the value of team. Someone who can connect with people and communicate exceptionally well. You will get the best out of people, be good at managing and leading change, value and grow a good workplace culture, and understand the importance of processes and systems.
DOC takes a ‘one team' approach, and you will work with other teams across the organisation as we all endeavour to improve conservation outcomes. Being able to seek input and advice from others, being a positive and proactive decision maker, and having sound risk management skills lie at the heart of the role.
Our treaty partnership is very important to us. You will bring a respectful, future focused approach to working with whānau, hapū and iwi. We operate in a multi-stakeholder environment, and being able to understand and incorporate different values and perspectives, enabling external groups to undertake conservation, is critical.
We are looking for someone who loves what they do, can be part of the team, and wants to make a difference.
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
In this role you will be encouraged to lead, at times you will be challenged, and you'll find support and a collective sense of purpose with those that you work with. You will have the opportunity to develop and grow both within the role and within DOC.
You will visit and learn about special environments, work with people who really care about what they do, and come to know the people and communities within Mohua/Golden Bay.
At DOC we take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working opportunities suited to your role
- Career development, secondment, and training opportunities to help you realise your goals
- Study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance
- Great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter highlighting the experience and skills you'll bring to the role of Operations Manager. Please tell us how working as part of our regional team and with the Department's Purpose aligns with your future direction.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 7 February 2023
For further enquiries, contact Tennile Toulson, Senior Recruitment Advisor, at email@example.com
Job reference: DOC/1691149
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Attachment:||Role Description - Operations Manager.pdf (PDF, 241KB)
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