Urban Ecology Manager

at Wellington City Council

Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand, consistently ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It has a dynamic, creative, highly-educated, population, is home to a world renowned film industry and is regarded as New Zealand's events capital.

Wellington's natural areas are part of what make Wellington a vibrant city. Our proximity to nature plays a key role in our excellent quality of life, which as a city is our greatest strength. The Manager Urban Ecology position is about ensuring Wellington's indigenous biodiversity is protected and restored by creating adaptable and resilient ecosystems that exist as part of our urban environment. A large part of achieving this is to enable people to form a connection with the natural world. You will also work with our partners to carry out research to create and refine innovative biodiversity management practices.

This is an important leadership role, where community expectations are high and business challenges the norm. You will be a self-driven champion for nature in the city with a strong ability to conceptualise and see the big picture, as well as the creativity to bring concepts into reality. You will have experience in working within a political environment and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

If you believe you have the experience and skills to lead our Urban Ecology team for 13 months over a maternity leave cover, then we are eager to hear from you. Any questions please contact Daniela Biaggio on 027 803 0304 or email Daniela.Biaggio@wcc.govt.nz

Application closing date: Friday, 21 July 2019

To apply for this job, please go to our job site www.careers.wellington.govt.nz/home and enter the job code 23783TCV.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

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