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Senior Investment Manager and Investment Manager Roles

Ministry for the Environment
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These are permanent roles located in our New Zealand - Wellington office.  The Ministry supports flexible approaches to work, to ensure that we truly have the best person for the role.

We are looking for exceptional, innovative and curious thinkers to supercharge our impact

Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry's purpose - he whenua mana kura mō te tangata - is to make New Zealand the most liveable place in the world – for our kids, their children and grandchildren. This means we act as stewards for the environment, so that New Zealand and New Zealanders continue to prosper.

We tackle the hottest issues that impact on the environment, supporting New Zealand's prosperity – economic, social and cultural, without compromising our environment for future generations.

The Ministry's goal to make New Zealand the most liveable place in the world is a considerable responsibility and one we take seriously.  


You would initially start work in Mana Honohono - the Investments and Partnerships Directorate.  Within this directorate, the Hono Tātaki – Resource Efficiency and Innovation team is charged with accelerating a transition to a circular economy, increasing resource efficiency and achieving waste minimisation.   

Our stakeholders and partners are diverse and include iwi, local government, the commercial sector and non-governmental organisations. Achieving tangible results by partnering with others is critical to the success of this role.

Role purpose

Our primary legislative drivers are the Waste Minimisation Act, the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act, the Resource Management Act, the Litter Act and the Local Government Act. Our operational policy is driven from primary legislation, National Environmental Standards and government direction (e.g. the New Zealand Waste Strategy). As an Investment Manager/Senior Investment Manager, you be an important part of the investment management of the Waste Minimisation Fund.  You will be located in Hono Tātaki – Resource Efficiency & Innovation, which has a focus on circular economy initiatives to design waste out of the system.  Current investments per annum are around $60M, with an additional $13M per funding round every year.  We are moving to a targeted investment approach, and you will be instrumental in driving and implementing our new approach. 

The Successful Candidate for Investment Manager roles will be able to demonstrate: 

  • knowledge of grant funding and/or procurement processes
  • experience and/or knowledge in evaluation and implementing outcome frameworks is  an advantage
  • knowledge  or understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and te ao Maori
  • well-developed communication and interpersonal skillx
  • a  desire to influence and build relationships.

The Successful Candidate for Senior Investment Manager roles will be able to demonstrate: 

  • investment management experience (including experience managing grant funding or procurement processes)
  • experience in evaluation and implementing outcome frameworks is  an advantage
  • experience in coaching and mentoring other team members
  • knowledge or understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and te ao Maori
  • high level communication  and interpersonal skills
  • a desire to influence and build relationships.

You will also have experience partnering with our key stakeholders from the commercial sector, iwi groups, local government and the community sector. 

We value innovation, policy entrepreneurship and thought leadership, and our clear purpose and behaviours (our Edge) underpin all that we do. 

We support flexible approaches to work to ensure that we have the best person for the role.  The Ministry for the Environment operates a flexible environment to enable staff to work on various projects.

How to apply

The position description is attached for your information.

Salary range for these roles are:

  • $60,605 - $81,994 (Investment Manager)
  • $86,005 - $116,360 (Senior Investment Manager)

Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.

Apply online by completing the questionnaire and submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role. Please specify if you are interested in applying for the Investment Manager or Senior Investment Manager position.

If you require further information about the role please contact Stuart McKay by email at or by telephone at 022 014 2832.


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