Operations Manager - East Coast at Department of Conservation, Gisborne
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Keen to combine your passion for people leadership, operations delivery & conservation?
- Are you motivated to lead a team to deliver on our Kaupapa vision: Papatūānuku Thrives?
- Full-time permanent opportunity based in Gisborne with regular regional travel
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.
Te Papa Atawhai is calling for an Operations Manager to join our East Coast District Leadership team. Based in Gisborne, you'll lead a passionate and multi-disciplinary team of supervisors and rangers who deliver and support biodiversity, visitor and heritage and community engagement.
This is a rare opportunity to advance extraordinary conservation efforts throughout a unique part of the motu. The East Coast District extends from Putorino in the south (Waikare River) to Potaka in the north, inland to the edge of Te Urewera, up through the Raukumara Range and east to the islands of Whangaokeno and Waikawa (Portland Island).
He angitūtanga | About the Role
This role calls for a confident and inspiring people leader with a successful track record in managing and leading teams. Our work programmes are diverse, fast-paced and ambitious, so your ability to foster and continuously enhance team wellbeing and culture through strong engagement, guidance and ongoing development is critical.
Strong critical-thinking skills will enable you to oversee strategic and operational demands across a vast geographic region whilst working in close partnership with delivery teams and leaders across the DOC eco-system to solve issues, adapt through challenges and identify solutions. Your confidence and commitment to establish, foster and continuously strengthen community and priority partnerships with mana whenua, iwi, hapū and whānau, understanding what it means to be an effective partner in the Crown-Māori relationship, will be central to achieving connected and united conservation outcomes.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you're motivated by this opportunity, have a genuine passion for advancing conservation outcomes and if you align with the below requirements then we want to hear from you:
- Strong people leadership capability – has the ability to inspire and motivate others while fostering a culture which values teamwork and continuous improvement;
- Experience in stakeholder and community partnership with the ability to effectively engage and partner with mana whenua, iwi, hapū and whanau to achieve conservation outcomes;
- Strong planning and delivery management skills;
- Resilience to navigate through times of pressure, challenge or ambiguity; and
- A strong understanding of health and safety to enable a positive safety culture.
For further information you can contact Jack Mace, Operations Director via email@example.com to arrange time for a confidential discussion.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) that describes your motivation and that highlights your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities. You can download the Applicant Information Sheet for more information about the region, our team and role.
Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 20 January 2022.
COVID-19 Vaccination requirement: All employees are required to be vaccinated in line with our Vaccination Policy. New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Department of Conservation|
|Attachment:||Role Description - Operations Manager.pdf (PDF, 219KB)
Applicant Information Sheet - East Coast District Operations Manager.pdf (PDF, 887KB)
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