Taiao (Environmental) Advisor

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

  • Full Time
  • Nelson-Tasman
  • Impart your environmental expertise and make a real difference
  • Diverse role that requires a collaborative approach
  • Based out of the Nelson Tasman or the Marlborough region

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō has, as part of its mission, an imperative to maintain and enhance their connection with the physical environment and resources; ensuring these are used responsibly; and recognising their unique relationship with the environment and whenua.

A unique opportunity has arisen with the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts for a pragmatic and passionate environmental individual to join the team in a newly created position, Taiao Advisor. 

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the focus of this role will be to provide advice to management, the Taiao sub-Committee and the Trusts on the development of a Taiao Strategy for the iwi and on environmental policy matters more generally.  

You will advise the Trusts on important matters of the day including freshwater issues, habitat restoration, pest control and the sustainable use of resources; monitor and report on environmental trends: local, regional, national and international and represent iwi on various Taiao working groups or environmental projects.  You will be comfortable drafting submissions to local and central government on the iwi’s behalf.  Depending on the skillset and experience of the successful candidate, you may also lead and/or assist with the completion of cultural impact assessments and other workstreams associated with resource consent applications, work which is currently contracted out by the Trusts.  

What you will bring to the role will be a background and passion for evidence-based environmental management with a focus on the sustainable use of resources, with a relevant tertiary qualification.  Ideally you will be experienced and/or comfortable in working in an iwi/Māori environment, and representing an iwi world view.  Strong communication skills are a must with the ability to liaise collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including iwi, local authorities, central government, NGOs and community groups.  You will have an understanding of the relevant legislation and their practical application.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential with the ability to write and present reports and discussion papers.

This is a great opportunity to impart your environmental expertise and make a real difference.

There is flexibility around the role to be based out of Nelson Tasman or the Marlborough region and while a fulltime role is preferred, near-fulltime hours can be negotiated for the right person.

Applications close Friday 30 October 2020.

To apply please visit www.intepeople.co.nz

For further enquiries please contact Melisa Kappely, 027 734 0392 or melisa.kappely@intepeople.co.nz

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