Senior Biosecurity Officer (Pest Animals)

Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Biosecurity Officer to join our Pest Animals team. In this role you will successfully lead a team of Biosecurity Officers to deliver the necessary functions involved in implementing the Regional Pest Management Plan. You will also play an important role in enhancing the regions native biodiversity. 

Some of your key responsibilities would include:

• Day to day supervision of seven Biosecurity Officers

• Assisting with the preparation of annual budgets 

* Leading the implementation of pest animal work programmes

• Managing pest animal contractors

• Reporting on progress towards achieving the objectives of the Regional Pest Management Plan

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate a sound ability of bush craft, identify a large range of flora and fauna, have a good knowledge of animal pest management and control techniques. You will need to be an approved handler capable of working with controlled vertebrate toxic agents and other toxic substances that may be required for pest animal control.

Good working knowledge of computer and GIS systems are essential for this position.

You will be a self-motivated person with strong leadership and interpersonal skills who is committed to excellent customer service. You will hold a current licence for a private motor car, motorcycle and firearms.

To be a part of making Greater Wellington greater, please view the job description on our website and apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For further information on the role contact Glen Falconer, Team Leader Pest Animals on 04 830 4417. For any other information contact Lea Pannu, Human Resources Coordinator on 04 830 4013

Applications close: 28th April 2017 


Sactuary Manager

Located just a short drive from Cambridge, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island. Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species.

This newly created role will require the successful candidate to deliver on the Trust’s strategic plan for ecological restoration.

As the Sanctuary Manager you will manage the operational aspects of the organisation which include the natural heritage team and overseeing the restoration plan for the reintroduction and ongoing species breeding and monitoring programmes. You will also manage the Trust’s assets from fencing to security, buildings and vehicles.

Key to delivering on your responsibilities will be maintaining ecological stakeholder relationships with universities, research organisations and the Biodiversity Technical Advisory Panel.

You must be able to demonstrate your commitment and ability to incorporating a strong component of tikanga and kaitiakitanga within the operational programmes.

We are seeking a leader who can demonstrate management experience in an ecological and eco-tourism environment. You need to be a candidate with a reputation for implementing and delivering results as well as building a culture of excellence.

A relevant tertiary qualification or substantial experience in ecological restoration, ecology and project implementation is essential as is a proven ability to manage staff and performance, plan strategically and work from a base of sound business acumen.


We welcome a discussion prior to application.


For enquiries - contact LesleyAnn


on 07 823 3250

Apply online at