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Senior Human Resources Advisor

  • Opportunity to stamp your mark on Forest & Bird’s HR function
  • Sole charge; operational and strategic focus
  • Based on Victoria Street, Wellington

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s first and leading nature conservation organisation, with more than 50 staff in six offices and a community network of 50 Branches throughout New Zealand. Founded in 1923, today the Society has over 70,000 members and supporters in and beyond New Zealand. 

Reporting to the Group Manager Corporate Services, you will provide a wide range of operational and strategic HR support across the organisation.

Empathetic, consultative and collaborative in your approach, you will know your craft well and will possess a strong understanding of relevant employment legislation and its practical implications. You will also possess superior problem solving capabilities and have the ability to influence and inspire confidence at all levels.

This is a pivotal role within a busy and diverse environment, which will provide the opportunity to work with a wide variety of interesting, talented and highly committed people.

Person Profile:

  • A track record of excellence in generalist HR advisory roles at a senior level
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience processing payroll
  • A collaborative approach with exceptional relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Team player
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High level of initiative with effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
  • Strong conceptual thinking and reasoning skills, with the ability to solve complex problems and think about wider implications of decisions
  • Competence with the Microsoft suite of programmes

Applications close: 5.00pm, Sunday 27 January 2019
Applications to: people@forestandbird.org.nz


Regional Conservation Manager – Lower North Island

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading membership-based national conservation organisation.  We have a proud history spanning over 90 years advocating and speaking out for the preservation of nature conservation at a national level and in our communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are looking for a conservation-focused person to job share the role of Regional Manager for the Lower North Island region.     

We have a rare opportunity to join the Forest & Bird team. This part-time (20hours) position is based in Wellington and will have oversight for some of 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 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;
  • 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 people@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. 

Applications close: 5.00pm, Sunday 10 February 2019
Applications to: people@forestandbird.org.nz

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Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.

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