Conservation Work Skills Team Leader, Auckland

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 passion for conservation to enable this work to continue.

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

Conservation Work Skills Team Leader, Auckland

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.

We are now seeking to employ a Conservation Work Skills Team Leader.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  1. Full Drivers Licence (please specify licence status in your application)
  2. Current First Aid certificate
  3. Must have Defensive Driving certificate
  4. Work Health and Safety (can obtain through CVNZ)
  5. Ministry of Justice Check
  6. Knowledge and experience in practical conservation

The above qualifications are only required before actually working as a CWS Team Leader.  For qualifications, other than a Full Driver’s Licence, not already in place at time of employment including Senior First Aid and Defensive Driving Certificate, assistance is available from CVNZ in obtaining those qualifications. 

This position is full time Maximum Term Contract – 8 months located in Auckland

If this opportunity excites you, click the button below for full position description or to apply.

Applications including resume and responses to Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted via the application form below.

Applications close Sunday, 13th February 2022.

Enquiries can be directed to the HR Coordinator by email [email protected] .