Be part of an industry with huge potential to transform New Zealand into a carbon-neutral economy, while providing tens of thousands of jobs for New Zealanders.
This member-funded organisation is focused on research, safety and promotion in the forestry sector. They are committed to the highest standards of sustainable silviculture, environmental practice and workforce safety.
Forest products are New Zealand’s third-largest export earner.
This newly created role of Environmental Manager is to provide leadership, advice and expertise on all aspects of environmental issues impacting the forestry sector. Essentially you will be responsible for maintaining the knowledge on environmental issues in relation to national and local compliance, and leading the development of industry policies, guidelines and standards in the environmental space.
A key part of this role is managing all internal and industry stakeholder relationships, from central and regional government to environment-related committees and other primary sector bodies.
The environment portfolio is very diverse, and a key part of this role will be managing and administering specific projects or programmes around sustainable management of the natural resources that the industry has a responsibility for.
As you will essentially be the environmental face of forestry, you will represent the industry in national environmental meetings and workshops where required and provide sector engagement with the media where appropriate.
The Skills and Attributes Required
You will possess all or most of the following attributes:
- Proficiency in the environmental space
- The ability to represent forest growers across a number of different forums
- Technical and regulatory expertise and experience
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Well-developed analytical skills
- Systematic approach to the management of information
- Sound evidence of stakeholder management skills
- A high level of interpersonal and influencing skills
- Great planning and time management skills
- A great team player
- A proactive approach
- You have integrity and are reliable.
You will need an understanding of Tikanga, Kaitiakitanga and Te Taiao.
You must be available to travel as business requires (therefore must have a current driver’s licence).
A basic knowledge of the forest industry is desirable, but not mandatory.
If you would like to be an integral part of an organisation fundamental to New Zealand’s forestry industry, please apply here.
Or contact Danae Young (027 238 8188) or Julian Greaves (021 844 076) for more information.