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Environmental Stewardship Manager

Listed 14 days ago

About us  
Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) is responsible for promoting and assisting the development of the New Zealand Deer Industry. 
Our diverse team is skilled in marketing, research, advocacy, communications, farm production, quality assurance and culinary development. Our purpose is simple; to work closely with deer farmers, processors and marketers to promote a profitable and confident deer industry. 
We have a caring, close-knit team and encourage professional development and continuous learning. DINZ are a key part of the deer industry ecosystem, and we have strong relationships with our farming and stakeholder community. 

The role  
This important role will see you help ensure that deer farming remains a profitable, sustainable land use by delivering on the deer industry environment strategy. To do this you will work closely with a group of industry leaders who are engaged and informed of environmental policy developments and emerging issues across the country.  
As a representative of DINZ you will educate and drive the adoption of change on matters relating to environmental issues. Your primary focus will be across areas such as: freshwater quality, indigenous biodiversity, soil health, biological greenhouse gas emissions and climate change adaptation. You will strongly represent the deer Industry's Interests in nationally focused environmental policy activities such as He Waka Eke Noa, and the primary sector freshwater regulation implementation working group. 
Building strong relationships is a key part of this role and will see you frequently engaging with a broad range of stakeholders including farmers, regulators, government agencies and Iwi. 
This role will be located primarily within the Wellington CBD.  As you’ll be required to travel domestically, this role will call for the occasional night away. 

About you  
We’re looking for someone who is a motivated and energetic self-starter with exceptional people skills. Known for your consultative style, you will be able to provide advice and build credibility with farmers across the country.   
You are passionate about protecting our natural environment which is balanced with your empathy and appreciation of farmers. As well as this, we are looking for someone with:  
  • Practical understanding of farming processes and systems 
  • A relevant qualification in agricultural science or resource management 
  • The ability to influence and negotiate across all levels 
  • Demonstrated consultation skills across diverse groups 
  • Excellent reporting and writing ability 
  • Ability to understand and articulate policy and regulation development 
  • Specific deer farming knowledge would be a plus 
  • Knowledge of te ao Māori is a significant advantage   

Apply now 
If you’re keen to be part of our team, we’d love to hear from you.   
We’ve partnered with Kin to fill this important role - please apply now with your CV and cover letter telling us a bit about you and what you’d bring to the role.

Or, if you’d like to find out more before applying, please contact Jamie  at [email protected] or on 022 131 9176. 
Applications close 5PM Friday 22nd October.
Job type
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Wellington