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Opportunity: Predator Control - Intermediate Level

Forest Bridge Trust

Landscape Scale Conservation - Predator Control Support

(Intermediate level) Working from your home base within the Northern Rodney Area.

32-40 hours per week. Salary: $55 - $65k full time

At The Forest Bridge Trust (TFBT) our vision is to create a connected landscape with healthy forest and flourishing indigenous wildlife from the Kaipara Harbour to the Pacific Coast. A core activity of TFBT is to engage and support community groups and rural landowners in predator control in the North Rodney region. Our focus for the near future includes increasing community and landowner participation and building safe buffer zones for existing and imminent kiwi populations.

Our work is rapidly expanding, and we are now looking for additional support for our Predator Control team. We are seeking someone who shares our values, has a passion for the environment and conservation, knows how to work safely in the outdoors, and has 2 to 5 years’ experience in predator control.

Key Tasks

  • Place and check traps and other predator control tools.

  • Collecting and reporting catch and surveillance data.

  • Maintenance /replacement of traps and other predator control tools.

  • Maintaining respectful relationships with landowners in work area.

  • Predator control support for landowners and community groups.

  • Impeccably implement and maintain H&S and animal welfare requirements.

  • Support senior staff in planning.

  • Develop and deliver specified aspects of predator control programme autonomously.

Person Specification

  • High level of physical fitness.

  • Reliable and trustworthy.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Can-do attitude

  • Supporting of our values of Respect, Integrity and Empathy.

Skills and experience:

  • At least 2-5 years’ experience with predator control, preferably in a conservation context

  • Full driver’s license and some off-road driving competence.

  • Understanding of the farming environment.

It would be an advantage to also have:

  • Understanding of species behaviour and NZ habitat.

  • Trapping/hunting expertise.

  • Firearms license – or ability to obtain one.

  • CSL or ability to obtain one.

  • A 4WD vehicle or Ute.

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