Hiring: Kaimahi/ Field Officer, Wellington

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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.

Kaimahi/ Field Officer, Wellington

“Ka tangi pii, ka paraketu tōna uwha! Ka hoki he kai horomi maanga”

Whilst the young fledglings cry, the mother searches for food! She masticates while returning to ensure for the survival of her chicks. This is used as an analogy for the feeding of knowledge to learners.

The Hem of Remutaka project is a partnership between CVNZ, Department of Conservation, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika, and Greater Wellington Regional Council (together, HOR Partners). This three year project will be delivered on the south coast from Eastbourne to Turakirae. The aim of the project is to reinstate the mauri across our ‘Hem of Remutaka’ landscape by restoring mana, ecological connectivity, restoring threatened coastal and wetland systems, improving public access tracks for hikers and cyclists, and working with the public to increase compliance to support appropriate fishing and diving activities along the Eastbourne, Parangarahu and Wainuiomata coastlines.

The project will involve delivering a varied work programme in partnership with the HOR Partners. Funding has been granted through Department of Conservation’s Jobs for Nature programme.

The Field Officer will be responsible for contributing to biodiversity enhancement within the Hem of Remutaka area, along the coastline from Eastbourne to Turakirae.

They will work closely with other field staff, their Field Coordinator and Project Manager to deliver and monitor conservation outcomes associated with the Hem of Remutaka project. Tasks will include pest plant removal, trap line setting and monitoring, fencing, track building and maintenance, tree planting, and more.

The ideal candidate will be organised, conscientious and have experience working outdoors in rugged terrain and in variable weather conditions. This role will suit a self-motivated person with a strong work ethic. Someone that can operate well both in an isolated environment and as part of a committed team, together with an understanding of safe work practices.

Job Type: Full Time- Maximum Term Contract (2 years)

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Hours: 38 Per Week

Annual Salary:  $50k p.a.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  1. Passionate about conservation and experience working in the outdoors

  2. Willingness to learn about and incorporate Mātauranga Māori and kaitiakitanga

  3. Proven ability to work cooperatively as part of a tea

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] .