Conservation Officer, Wellington

Maximum Term Contract – 8 months

Join our small, dedicated and passionate team! We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and hardworking Conservation Officer to join our Wellington team.

Conservation Volunteers is a national, not-for-profit, community-based organisation that is dedicated to involving volunteers in conservation projects for the betterment of Aotearoa’s environment.  Each year we engage thousands of volunteers on meaningful conservation projects across the country.  By becoming a member of the Conservation Volunteers team, you will be using your skills in community engagement to enable this work to continue.

As the Conservation Officer you will be responsible for assisting with the promotion and coordination of volunteer engagement within the region, and leading practical conservation activities. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience within the volunteer sector combined with experience in program administration and delivery. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills coupled with demonstrated time management and problem solving skills will be highly regarded. You will have an interest in practical conservation activities from recruitment through to on-site delivery as needed.

This role will also require you to lead teams of volunteers on local projects.

For success as a Conservation Officer you will need:

  • Proactively recruit and maintain volunteer numbers to fill teams to agreed levels within the region
  • Leading teams, both on a cover basis when team leaders are unavailable and for any specific program requirements within the region
  • Managing and responding to all incoming enquiries in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Inducting individuals and teams using agreed CVNZ process and induction materials provided
  • Increasing community awareness through the promotion of CVNZ’s programs and initiatives as requested by the Regional Manager
  • Conducting effective presentations as requested by the Regional Manager in order to create and maintain strategic community involvement networks including: student, volunteer, media, youth, community and environment contacts
  • Maintaining statistics, recording information and providing reports as required
  • Professional phone manner, broad experience in database management and Microsoft office suite
  • Ensuring the general welfare and safety of volunteers/participants, including strict adherence to Conservation Volunteers’ OH&S policies and procedures

Essential Qualifications & Attributes

  • Valid Full Drivers Licence (mandatory)
  • Current Provide First Aid certificate or approved equivalent
  • Occupational Health & Safety Level 3
  • Ministry of Justice Check

Assistance is available for gaining OH&S Level 3 and Ministry of Justice Checks.

In this role, it will be necessary to lead teams and to work outside normal office hours to assist and organise volunteers.  This position would ideally suit a local candidate and preference will be given to applicants already living within the region.

Applications for this job addressing the Key Selection Criteria (in the Conservation Officer, Position Description) and CV to be submitted via the application form below.

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