Kaiwhakataki Aroturuki - Wai / Team Leader Monitoring - Water

Wellington based

Come help treasure and grow our rohe together

Our rohe and its lands, waterways, animals, plants and people can only grow stronger if they are nurtured.

To join our team is to step up and commit to playing an active part in this important mahi. That means restoring nature, connecting people and places, reducing environmental impacts and helping this rohe and its people prosper.
We are part of a collective movement alongside mana whenua and community members whose hopes for the future of this region are just as high as your own.

Our efforts across environmental management, public transport, flood protection, regional parks and water supply are interconnected and integral to treasuring our rohe and growing our future.

As Team Leader, you will lead a monitoring team undertaking a range of monitoring activities and contributing to the evaluation of data and findings from monitoring activities. Monitoring is a key contributor to the Environment Group outcomes of water quality/quantity, biodiversity, and resilience.

Specifically, your team has responsibility for monitoring water quality and aquatic ecosystems across the region – including freshwater and marine environments.

You will possess the following:

  • Experience in positively leading a small team, but one with strong technical expertise. You may be a senior consultant role, now looking for a leadership role
  • Genuine “EQ” with a positive view on change and how to maximise the opportunities, and manage the challenges, it presents.
  • Ideally, relevant experience in freshwater or marine ecology. A science qualification would be advantageous, but not critical. You may be a seasoned leader with experience building business systems and processes.
  • Responsibility for the wellbeing, health and safety of the team is a priority, so it is expected you will understand those requirements.
  • Experience in working with mana whenua around shaping monitoring activities and practices to generate data and insights relevant to their priorities and outcomes, and in building their capability and engagement in monitoring. If not specific experience, you will exhibit a genuine willingness to develop the requisite knowledge and understanding.
  • Understanding of evaluation of processes and work programmes and using this to bring about continuous improvement. Applying the use of robust analytical and investigative frameworks, research and evaluative data and information to strengthen the quality of evidence and advice.

You will join an organisation, full of professionals who are passionate about positive and effective environmental management. Further, it is a uniquely exciting time at GW, with a massive determination to be a future focused, and a genuinely effective organisation for those it represents, the peoples of the greater Wellington region.

Greater Wellington values diversity and is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and welcome the unique talent and experience you will bring to our team.

This search process is being managed by SWR Group on Greater Wellingtons behalf. To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to tony@swr.nz quoting reference no. 3557598. Alternatively, to find out more contact Tony Walsh on 029 271 1101 or Graeme Sandri on 029 248 8502.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close 25th May 2023



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