Conservation Work Skills Leader – Christchurch

Full-time 12 month fixed term contract

Conservation Work Skills (CWS) is an initiative developed by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) that supports local conservation projects to meet their environmental objectives. The CWS programme provides opportunities for ten local job seekers to gain paid employment for three months. During this period, participants will develop practical skills in conservation (planting, weeding, nursery work, predator control, track construction etc), obtain industry training (Chainsaw, GrowSafe, First Aid) while working on local conservation projects aimed at supporting threatened species recovery and improving water quality.  There will be multiple CWS programmes over the term of employment.

We are now seeking to employ a CWS Leader who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of CWS participants. The role is five days per week where you will be supervising the participants in the field for three days and providing pastoral care and project planning the other two.

For success in this role, you will need:

  • Knowledge and experience in the application of Workplace Health & Safety policies and procedures, or otherwise a willingness to learn
  • Sound knowledge of native plant restoration practices
  • Excellent people management and hands-on training skills
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to complete reports in a timely manner

Essential Qualifications & Attributes

  • A full driver’s license
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Defensive Driving Certificate (can obtain)
  • Criminal check

For further details about the position read the Conservation Work Skills Leader position description

Applications Close Date:  Sunday 17 May 2020

Applications for this job addressing the Key Selection Criteria (in the relevant position description) and CV to be submitted via the application form below.