Senior Project Manager, Wellington

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.

Senior Project Manager

We are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager in the Wellington region of New Zealand.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of Conservation Volunteer New Zealand projects.  Although most projects are unique to the region, management of national projects may also be required.  This role requires a practical knowledge to successfully deliver environment and community projects.

The Senior Project Manager will work with their Manager to construct detailed project plans and budgets, including resourcing, monitoring and stakeholder engagement.  The incumbent will have the ability to convey the project requirements to the team with a clear understanding of delivery timeframes and be a strong advocate with stakeholders to drive future investment and participation.

Job Type: Full Time- Fixed Term 12 months (Maternity Position)

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Hours: 38 per week

Salary Range: $70k-75k p.a. 

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  1. Relevant Tertiary qualifications
  2. Experience in managing community or environment projects
  3. Experience in managing teams
  4. National Police Check
  5. Valid Full Driver’s Licence


If not already current, the following qualifications will be required after appointment:

  1. Current First Aid certificate.
  2. Defensive Driving certificate
  3. Occupational Health and Safety certificate (Level 3 Minimum)
  4. Ministry of Justice Check or Working with Vulnerable People clearance


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.

CVNZ is a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Māori, people with a disability, those who are gender-diverse or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be process as received. 

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