Team Leader Regulatory Process (18-month fixed term role) at Environmental Protection Authority, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
As New Zealand's environmental regulator, the work we do today helps shape the future of our tomorrow
Our purpose | To tatou Kaupapa
We are the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Aotearoa New Zealand’s independent environmental regulator. Our role is important: to help protect our country’s unique way of life by looking out for the health of its environment, its economy and its people.
Our kaupapa is about making the right decisions based on evidence, mātauranga, and science. At the EPA, we encourage big ideas and bold goals.
What we achieve today helps shape the future of New Zealand for generations to come.
Come join us
We welcome you to join us on our journey to a healthy environment that benefits us all.
Jump in the waka - make history with us.
About our group | Mō te roopu
We regulate activity across the climate, land & ocean environments to enable New Zealand to sustainably utilise its natural resources, protect its environment and meet its international obligations.
We manage applications and decision-making processes and operate the register that allows carbon units to be traded. We ensure that obligations are met through our confident application of the legislative frameworks we operate under.
We do all of this effectively, efficiently, fairly and transparently, in order to be a trusted independent regulator.
About the role | Mō te tūnga
We are looking for a Team Leader for a fixed term period of 18 months to manage and provide leadership to a team of senior advisors, advisors and administrators who are focused on the processing of applications under the COVID 19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020.
You will work closely with the Manager, Land and Oceans Applications to establish and maintain top-quality processes for the EPA’s regulatory decision making. This work is important to manage the environmental effects of activities undertaken in the land and ocean environments, for the good of New Zealand.
In this role, you will also be responsible for ensuring that all key internal and external relationships are developed and maintained within a complex legislative and politically nuanced environment.
About you | Mōhou ake
We are looking for someone with a range of skills and experience – if you have some or all of the below, we would love to hear from you.
- A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience preferably in an area related to planning, engineering, earth sciences, environmental, or resource management.
- Experience in people management (desirable).
- Change management experience (desirable).
- Experience working with different stakeholders/users at all levels across government, the public and private sectors.
- The ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of complex regulatory issues.
- The ability to make decisions and manage uncertainty and risk.
- Have the ability to work, and deliver, under pressure, set priorities, and achieve results in tight deadlines.
- A NZ drivers’ licence and the ability to travel overnight for work occasionally.
While we are seeking a Team Leader with some people management experience, we welcome
applications from Senior Advisors or Principal Advisors, looking to take the next step in their career.
What’s in it for you | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou
There are extra benefits to working at the EPA:
- flexible working culture
- three paid ‘Board holidays’ in addition to four weeks’ annual leave
- $400 non-taxable payment to help you set up working at home
- an annual paid EPA Environment Day to support the community with environmental initiatives
- in-house te reo and tikanga Māori workshops
- learning opportunities, including the annual Science Symposium
- active and lively social club, and diverse groups and support networks
- EPA awards recognising individual and team effort
- relocation help for those moving to New Zealand from overseas.
Salary range |
$113,889 - $170,833 per annum (midpoint $142,361).
This is the full salary range. Appointments are made within the range depending on skills and experience.
How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono
Complete the online application form and submit your CV and a covering letter.
Please note: your covering letter is an important part of our assessment process. Please highlight how your experience relates to this role, and why you applied. Tell us about you, your values and/or whakapapa.
View the Position Description
We are open to supporting inter agency secondments. If possible, please discuss the prospect of joining us with your current manager, before submitting your application.
Applications close | Rā Katinga
5pm, Tuesday 7 February 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Environmental Protection Authority|
|Position type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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