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Graduate Advisor or Graduate Portfolio Manager

Land Information New Zealand
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

  • Work in a team where you are both challenged and supported
  • Work for an organisation that cares about it's people
  • Gain the practical skills in the area relevant to your studies

LINZ is committed to ensuring that our graduates are set up to succeed and learn the practical skills to help you with your career.

  • We will support you to build networks and work with a variety of different people across our organisation
  • We will challenge you by finding great opportunities for you to be a part of
  • We will support your learning with structured training plans and career pathways


Our Crown Property business group is looking to recruit two new team members in the following teams for a minimum of one year:

  • Land and Property Management (Christchurch location)
  • Bio Security and Biodiversity (Christchurch or Wellington location)


About the Teams and the role:


Land and Property Management Team

The core focus responsibilities of the land and property teams include - Acquisitions, Canterbury Recovery and management of the Residential Red Zones, Marine and Coastal Area act applications, Asset Management, Crown Forestry Licences, Demolition management, Pastoral management, Biosecurity and Biodiversity, Disposals, Treaty Settlements relationships and engagement with the Office of Treaty Settlements.

You will be a Graduate Portfolio Manager:

Supporting our Land and Property Managers by undertaking core land and property management functions, conducting research, providing advice, collaborating with customers, identifying possible improvements and sharing relevant experience. Experience in farm management is preferred.


Bio Security and Biodiversity Team

Contribute to development of national Biosecurity and Biodiversity strategies across government, and managing the delivery of the LINZ Biosecurity work programme.

You will be a Graduate Advisor:

Supporting the Director of Biosecurity and Biodiversity in the development of LINZ and wider sector strategies and programmes by undertaking research, providing advice, and engaging with external and internal stakeholders to share knowledge and develop mutual understanding of issues and identify possible solutions.

We are looking for graduates who:

  • Love what they do
  • Embrace learning
  • Enjoy a new challenge
  • Are positive, diverse and enthusiastic


Relevant areas of study and key skills:

Areas of Study

  • Policy and governance and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental related studies
  • Farm Management
  • Valuation
  • Cadastral Survey
  • Agricultural Science
  • Geography


Key Skills

Critical thinking: Analysis and evaluation of complex issues to form a recommendation 
Strategic thinking: Applies innovation and strategic planning to develop business strategies for greater success in the future
Advising and influencing: Applies advisory skills and strategies to be able to influence and communicate effectively and powerfully.


How to Apply

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Or click on the ‘Apply online' button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. 

You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.

Please state in your cover letter your role preference.   We are looking for evidence of your suitability for this role.

For further information on this role please contact Sarah Shamy, Business Learning Specialist,      

Applications close 5.00pm on 12th December 2018.

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