Current Vacancies

Communications Officer - Intermediate

We are looking for an engaging communicator to assist help us be the ‘Voice for Nature’.

This is a newly created role in the Forest & Bird Marketing & Communications team based in our Wellington office. The purpose of this position is to maximise the effectiveness of our campaign, advocacy, and fundraising work through creating engaging and original content across multiple channels. Creating short videos, compelling articles, press releases, brochures, and posters will all be second-nature to you.

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

  • At least 2 years professional communications experience;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (must-have);
  • Experience working with New Zealand news media (advantageous);
  • Video scripting, shooting and editing skills (desirable);
  • Great technical skills – online CMS, Word, Excel etc.;
  • A dynamic and engaging personality with the ability to relate to, and collaborate effectively with, people from all backgrounds;
  • An understanding of or affinity with conservation and the natural world;
  • A high-level of personal organisation and self-discipline.

Roles in our Marketing & Communications team are well-sought after so we are looking for the very best candidate to fill this position. Please note this is an Intermediate level role (not Junior or Senior) so we will be prioritising candidates accordingly.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter to our HR Advisor, Susan James at 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, Wednesday 29th March.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Phil Bilbrough, General Manager Marketing & Communications on (04) 801 2217.


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.


Regional Conservation & Volunteer Manager - Lower North Island

We are looking for a conservation-focussed Regional Manager for the Lower North Island region.

We have a rare opportunity to join the Forest & Bird team in one of our Regional Conservation & Volunteer Manager roles. This position is based in Wellington and holds oversight for the Lower North Island region. The purpose of this role is to deliver our strategic plan and conservation activities throughout the region by: leading and supporting campaigns on conservation issues; influencing environmental protection rules, resource-use decisions, and significant activities on private and public land, and the conservation estate; and providing strategic guidance to the delivery of on-the-ground conservation.

Travel is a necessary requirement for this position so you will need to hold a current and clean New Zealand driver’s licence and have the ability and motivation to travel regularly.

This position is for approximately 12 months to cover parental leave.

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

  • A background in conservation, ecology or science;
  • Sound working knowledge of New Zealand’s natural environment and conservation issues;
  • Experience dealing with RMA statutory planning processes and conservation / environmental legislation;
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and complete projects on time and within budget;
  • An ability to effectively organise and facilitate meetings and events; 
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (with media experience an advantage);
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of any status or background;
  • 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;
  • A high level of personal motivation, ability to initiate and complete tasks independently, and in a timely manner;
  • Relevant, current and clean New Zealand driver’s license.

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter to our HR Advisor, Susan James at 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, Sunday 26th March.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Jen Miller, Acting General Manager Conservation & Volunteers on (03) 940 5523.


Regional Conservation & Volunteer Manager - Central North Island

We are looking for a conservation-focussed Regional Manager for the Central North Island region.

We have a rare opportunity to join the Forest & Bird team in one of our Regional Conservation & Volunteer Manager roles. This position is based in Auckland and holds oversight for the Central North Island region. The purpose of this role is to deliver our strategic plan and conservation activities throughout the region by: leading and supporting campaigns on conservation issues; influencing environmental protection rules, resource-use decisions, and significant activities on private and public land, and the conservation estate; and providing strategic guidance to the delivery of on-the-ground conservation.

Travel is a necessary requirement for this position so you will need to hold a current and clean New Zealand driver’s licence and have the ability and motivation to travel regularly.

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

  • A background in conservation, ecology or science;
  • Sound working knowledge of New Zealand’s natural environment and conservation issues;
  • Experience dealing with RMA statutory planning processes and conservation / environmental legislation;
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and complete projects on time and within budget;
  • An ability to effectively organise and facilitate meetings and events;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (with media experience an advantage);
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people of any status or background;
  • 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;
  • A high level of personal motivation, ability to initiate and complete tasks independently, and in a timely manner;

Relevant, current and 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, Sunday 26th March.

Specific queries about this role should be directed to Jen Miller, Acting General Manager Conservation & Volunteers on (03) 940 5523.


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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