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Environment Southland : Policy Planner/Senior Policy Planner – three roles available

Want access to New Zealand’s greatest treasures without the property price tags?

Beaches, ski fields, 4 out of 10 of NZ Great Walks, national parks, lakes and fiords all a short journey from Invercargill. Combined with reasonable house prices, short commutes and a relaxed pace of life, all makes Southland a great place to live and work.

As well as the lifestyle perks, do you want to work for an organisation and a team that is setting the goalposts for how some of NZ’s greatest assets are being maintained, enhanced and protected?

Environment Southland’s Policy and Planning team are responsible for leading the sustainable management of Southland’s natural resources. We have a wide range of projects and plans at various stages of development, so it’s a great time to join our busy, growing team.

A couple of the pieces of work on-the-go right now are a review of the Regional Coastal Plan – including provisions to protect Fiordland and Stewart Island; and we are in the final stages of the development of our proposed Water and Land Plan which will include Environment Court hearings and mediation proceedings;

AND we are currently recruiting for two Policy Planners and one Senior Policy Planner!

Our work is about people and working with others to ensure the region’s natural resources are in the best possible condition they can be for future generations to use and enjoy. We are looking for curious, engaged, energetic people with a relevant tertiary qualification and/or work experience in environmental or resource management and/or strategic transport management. An ability to communicate across a wide range of groups is essential. Project management and report writing expertise would also be hugely beneficial.

In return, we offer a friendly work environment, flexible working arrangements, and opportunities for ongoing professional development.

If you are ready for a new adventure, looking for an opportunity to grow your career whilst enjoying all the lifestyle benefits Southland and Environment Southland offers, apply today.

To apply for this job go to: environmentsouthland.recruitmenthub.co.nz & enter ref code: 4536989. Applications close 06 February 2019