Current Vacancies

Project Manager - Bat Recovery

We need someone tech savvy and switched on to manage our Bat Recovery programme.     

Reporting to our Manager Programmes & Volunteer Coordination, you will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of our Bat Recovery Project, Top of the South Island / Te Tau Ihu. The scope of this role is to implement a programme of work as agreed with the Department of Conservation encompassing predator control design and implementation, project planning, reporting, education and community outreach, and advising our volunteers on bat conservation activities, including bat surveying & monitoring, habitat protection and restoration. 

Due to the nature of funding received, this is a part-time role of 20 hours per week over a fixed term expiring in November 2018.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • A background in conservation, ecology or science (particularly predator control or bat conservation).
  • A high level of personal motivation, able to initiate and complete tasks independently, in a timely manner.
  • Excellent GPS, GIS and other mapping / spatial skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and complete projects on time and within budget.
  • An ability to effectively organise and facilitate meetings and events.
  • Very good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of any status or background.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication.
  • Experience overseeing conservation projects and/or organising and working with volunteers.
  • The ability to effectively use office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Has own vehicle and a relevant, clean New Zealand driver’s license.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter to our HR Advisor, Susan James, on s.james@forestandbird.org.nz showing us why you are the person we are looking for. All applications will be acknowledged with applicants requested to complete an application form if they are successful in securing an interview. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 28th February.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to David Bowden, Manager Programmes & Volunteer Coordination on (09) 302 3903.


Grants Fundraiser

We need someone savvy and switched on to manage our Grants programme.     

Reporting to the Group Manager Membership and Fundraising, you will become our organisation ‘guru’ on grants, leading the way with your ability to research and advise on funding opportunities within New Zealand and overseas in this part-time (16 hours/week) role. You will assist our project managers with planning, writing and editing their funding proposals to meet donor guidelines and ensuring accountabilities are met. Monitoring and reporting across the grants programme will be a key activity to ensure we remain credible funding recipients. 

To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to all types of people and all backgrounds in the community.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Technical competency particularly in using CRM databases and Word, Excel
  • Personal organisation and self-discipline.
  • Data entry skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

Experience in fundraising and/or grant coordination is desirable but not essential as for the right person we will provide all the training and development that you need in this area to get you up-to-speed. If you think you have the experience or skills that can transfer into this area, we’d love to hear from you.

This role provides you the opportunity to make a big impact on the whole organisation by securing the financial security required to progress towards our future strategic direction.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter showing us why you are the person we are looking for to Susan James, HR Advisor at s.james@forestandbird.org.nz.

All applications will be acknowledged with applicants requested to complete an application form if they are successful in securing an interview. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Sunday 26th February.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Mike Kotlyar, GM Fundraising & Membership on (04) 801 2212.


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 kylee@aidasales.co.nz or 04 815 9177.

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

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