Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies:

Communications Officer

We have an exciting role in our communications team for a dynamic person who is passionate about fostering internal and external communications with our members, wider public, and the media.  Working within our Marketing & Communications team, you will network with other key teams, with our Board and with our volunteer branch network to shine light on all aspects of this great organisation.

The position is flexible and can be on a full-time or part-time basis.

To do well in this role you will have the following skill set:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or related professional journalistic, public relations or communications experience.
  • Some experience working in the communications area.
  • Some internal comms experience (preferable but not essential).
  • A proven track record of networking and writing for the media.
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and multi-task as part of a flexible team.
  • Positive upbeat interpersonal skills to meet with the public at events and work with volunteers at our projects. 
  • An understanding and knowledge of conservation and related issues.

Please apply now by emailing a cover letter, your CV and a completed application form to Susan James at The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 31st May 2015.


Face to Face Recruiter

An exciting opportunity working in conservation has now arisen. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people wanting to represent Forest & Bird; a well-regarded and long serving conservation organisation in New Zealand.

You will be part of a dynamic face to face sales team promoting conservation awareness resulting in securing long term regular givers to our society, to help fund our national and local conservation projects and campaigns, and advocating for the protection of New Zealand’s natural environment.

To do well in this role you will have the following skill set:

  • Be well presented, personable, enthusiastic and outgoing
  • Great customer service skills or sales experience would be beneficial
  • Goal orientated and a drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • A personal interest or affiliation with the natural environment

Benefits for the successful person include:

  • Entry level role – full training provided
  • Lots of variety in where you work each week – street, residential and at events such as trade fairs
  • A chance to learn new skills in sales and recruitment – perfect for someone looking for a career change or wanting to break into sales
  • Opportunities exist to advance - to become a team leader and beyond
  • Feel rewarded in your job by being part of a wonderful cause
  • Work in either Auckland or Wellington.

If this sounds like something you would love to become a part of, we are keen to hear from you. To enquire about the role and/or to make an appointment please contact Kylee Hyslop at or 04 815 9177.

Please note that you will be representing Forest & Bird and your employer will be Aida Sales.