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Manager One Billion Trees Partnerships

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

  • Lead Partnership engagement toward planting one billion trees by 2028
  • Pivotal role in high profile programme with Ministerial engagement
  • Fast-paced and varied work in diverse environment

Lead Te Uru Rākau's engagement with communities and landowners to deliver Partnership objectives and help us achieve the planting of one billion trees by 2028!

About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga

As our Manager One Billion Trees (1BT) Partnerships you will lead Te Uru Rākau's engagement with communities and land owners to deliver on the objectives of the Partnership section of the 1BT Fund and directly shape the low carbon future all New Zealanders are striving to achieve. You will unlock the potential of underutilised land and realise the achievement of our tree planting goals by lowering planting barriers and support the planting of the right trees, in the right place, for the right purpose.

Leading a regionally dispersed team responsible for the implementation of the 1BT partnerships programme you will establish effective management strategies to support high team performance and effectively deliver the 1BT Partnership funding on behalf of the Government.

Core responsibilities for the role:

  • Manage the delivery of the 1BT Partnership Fund.
  • Lead the implementation and delivery of our forestry initiatives by building and nurturing relationships with stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership and management to the Partnerships team.
  • Identify and implement processes and performance monitoring mechanisms.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships that deliver outcomes, achieve fund objectives and provides a seamless delivery of service for applicants.

About You│Mōu

Optimising the utilisation of land and establishing what is possible with partnership funding requires constant questioning and the pushing of boundaries. Bring your creative thinking and negotiation skills to connect systems, processes and policies together to ensure efficiencies, provide strategic oversight and provide innovative solutions to how we achieve our forestry goals.

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Proven people management experience with demonstrated ability to lead, motive and develop people and achieve results through others.
  • High level ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and Ministers and gain their trust and respect.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex programmes of work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Treaty Principles and the Crown's obligation to Māori
  • Ability in applying Te Reo Maori
  • Proven financial management and reporting skills, including understanding of Government's financial management process.

This is an opportunity for partnerships with stakeholders across New Zealand and there will be travel required to achieve this. Preference is for this position to be based out of Rotorua, however as you will be leading a geographically dispersed team, we will accept applications from candidates based in other regions.   

About Te Uru Rākau

Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.  Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here.

Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

Salary range for this role is $130,000 to $160,000 depending on skills and experience.

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Security checks│Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru

Security clearance to the level of CONFIDENTIAL is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain this clearance.  More information about security clearances can be found at]

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How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close 29 August 2019


The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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