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Opportunity: Ecological Restoration Advisor - Restore Hibiscus & Bays

Status: Current

He hōnore, he korōria, he maungārongo ki te whenua, he whakāro pai ki ngā tangata katoa. Paimārire.

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, through their, Treaty Partner/external relationships, has an exciting opportunity with Restore Hibiscus & Bays.

Restore Hibiscus & Bays (RHB) is a community-led charitable initiative that aims to partner with whānau, hapū, iwi and bring together, empower and grow the network of groups, projects, neighbourhoods, individuals, schools, businesses and other organisations working to eradicate pests, restore and protect native habitats and improve water quality across the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area.

RHB currently employs a Manager and an Ecological Restoration Advisor, and we now have an exciting opportunity for a second Ecological Restoration Advisor to join our staff team. The RHB Ecological Restoration Advisors will help deliver a range of activities and programmes within the diverse environments of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area, with a specific focus on supporting and growing community-led restoration and conservation activity.

In particular, the Ecological Restoration Advisor position will support the delivery of the recently updated RHB Strategic Plan,

Hours of work: Part-time 20-30 hours per week

Location of work: Based at an office in Browns Bay, but working throughout the Hibiscus and Bay Local Board area of Auckland

Timeframe of work: Fixed term 12 months (with the possibility that this will be extended)

Skills and attributes that you will bring to the role:


  • Capability and capacity in Te Ao Māori, or a strong commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in alignment with the RHB guiding principles.

  • Strong interest in and knowledge of ecology, biodiversity and biosecurity issues.

  • Significant hands-on experience working on predator control projects (possibly in a volunteer capacity).

  • Experience with developing site-based pest plans.

  • Experience in ecological restoration, monitoring, or pest control programmes at scale.

  • Native plant and pest plant identification skills.

  • Demonstrated ‘self-starter’, showing initiative and ability to complete prioritised projects.

  • A serious commitment to following and communicating policy and procedure around Health and Safety.

  • Demonstrated people skills in face-to-face communication with individuals and groups, as well as excellent phone, written, internet and other communications skills, including report writing.

  • Experience in volunteer engagement, support and management.

  • Strong time management skills - able to juggle multiple projects and priorities.

  • Computer literate and administrative capability.

  • Ability to undertake project monitoring and reporting to agreed standards and procedures.

  • Own transport, with insurance and current driving licence.

  • Own laptop and software.

  • Comfortable with working flexible hours, including willingness to work out of ‘normal’ office hours, such as some evenings and weekends.


  • Experience in working with a range of groups and agencies, including schools, tangata whenua and the volunteer community.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective group development, relationship management and community empowerment for shared achievement.

  • GIS analytical and cartographic presentation skills would be highly desirable.

  • Knowledge and experience with ecological monitoring methods would be highly desirable, including bird surveys, predator monitoring, or water quality monitoring.

  • Good understanding of pest plant control methods.

  • Experience with developing planting plans.

  • Knowledge of engagement channels and methods.

  • Social media skills.

  • Passionate, with own vision for the role and the initiative.

For the full job description, go to the link here.

For further information about RHB, visit or To apply for this role, email a CV and covering letter to

Applications Close: 01-August-2021


Restore Hibiscus & Bays


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