Senior Issues and Regional Support Advisor at Department of Conservation, Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Want to make an impact on the national outcomes of Conservation in Aotearoa?
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year pro-rata, flexible working options.
- 40 hours per week permanent position, can be located across the country.
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 the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.
He angitūtanga | About the role
The Department of Conservation is seeking a passionate and collaborative Senior Issues and Regional Support Advisor to join the Operations Support Unit. The Senior Advisor will work with the Operations Issues Manager, Director and other senior managers to support high profile, complex mahi that delivers on conservation outcomes. This is your chance to join us and play a pivotal role in enhancing the work of our national and regional Operations Groups.
The Senior Issues & Regional Support Advisor will be focussed on:
- Helping to manage intricate issues across not only operations groups but across other units across the Department.
- Reviewing Departmental advice from a risk lens.
- Supporting our senior managers with proactive risk management and oversight.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you are motivated by our vision Papatūānuku Thrives and are excited by the work of our team, then we want to hear from you. We'll be looking for the following skills and experience:
- Skilled in working with and through others to deliver outputs of high quality.
- Strong interpersonal skill and proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organisation.
- Strong systems thinking, risk and issues analysis and mitigation skills.
- Strong written business communication skills e.g. recommendations for senior managers and briefings for a Minister.
- Experience, or interest, in working with whanau, hapū and iwi with the ability to work in a Te Ao Maori context and ability to adhere to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Political nous, excellent understanding of machinery of government.
- Plans and organises work to deliver on objectives; manages competing priorities effectively.
- Current full driving licence.
- Experience in and/or understanding of working in an operationally focussed government department would be advantageous.
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
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 options, including flexible hours and ability to work from home up to two days per week.
- 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
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter via our careers site, highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa. The salary range for this position is $85,757 to $109,578 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 28 March 2023.
For further enquiries contact Lilly Witcomb firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Reference: DOC/1706020
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Senior Issues and Regional Support Advisor.pdf (PDF, 683KB)
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