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Conservation Work Skills Team Leader, Wellington

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is a place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work you do, creating a world where people and nature flourish together.

Learn more about what it means to be part of the CVNZ journey by visiting “About us”.

Our employees benefit from:

  • Hybrid Work Arrangements
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Five paid Volunteering days per year
  • Over 75,000 online courses with our Training Partner
  • 38 hours paid Training & Development per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme for both employees and their immediate family members
  • Paid Parental Leave policy
  • Career Progression Mentoring
Join us!

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) is a community-based not for profit that is dedicated to the protection and restoration of Te Taiaio (environment) in Aotearoa. 

With offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Punakaiki, each year we engage thousands of volunteers on restoration projects across the country.  With the incredible support of volunteers and field staff, to date we have planted more than 1.3 million native trees, cleared 455 hectares of invasive weeds and 120,000 kg of rubbish. That’s not to mention our predator control, species monitoring, the scores of people who have found full time employment through our Conservation Work Skills programme and thousands of volunteers connected to Te Taiao and educated on conservation issues across Aotearoa.

By becoming a member of the CVNZ team, you will be using your passion for conservation to enable this mahi to continue and Papatūānuku to thrive.

Conservation Work Skills Team Leader, Wellington

The Conservation Work Skills (CWS) Team Leader is responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of participants on practical conservation projects.

The CWS Leader has a unique opportunity to make an important contribution to the health of the local environment while at the same time supporting the development of conservation skills and experience for ten local job seekers who will be employed by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) for the duration of the project.

The CWS Programme is a partnership between CVNZ and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Job Type:            Full Time-Fixed Term Contract (6 months)

Location:            Wellington

Annual Salary:  $50k per annum

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 (can obtain)
  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. 

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

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

CVNZ is a Child Safe Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible

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