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Situation Vacant: Resource Management Unit Officer - Te Taiao

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust is looking for someone who is passionate about the environment to join our Te Taiao team. We offer a great working environment, competitive salary, and amazing opportunity to work in Te Taiao and contribute to conservation.

In 2012, Ngati Manuhiri achieved and settled their Treaty Settlement with the Crown. The Ngati Manuhiri Settlement Trust (NMST) is a Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) who are the mandated and approved entity to represent Ngati Manuhiri and its environs.

The NMST office is located at 2-4 Elizabeth street, Warkworth, and delivers environmental services and facilitates cultural enhancement for Ngati Manuhiri. Our registered membership is approximately 900 members who live within our traditional area of interest and beyond.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about the environment and wanting to further develop our RMU through responding to, implementing, and monitoring environmental strategies and kaupapa that are related to the preservation and conservation of Te Taiao and the ecosystems within the rohe of Ngati Manuhiri.

Primary Responsibilities

The role is primarily responsible for performing routine assignments related to environmental projects, activities, and procedures. Making sure Ngati Manuhiri environmental standards are met and issues relating to Te Taiao are advanced.

This will include:

  • Writing kaitiaki reports, CIAs and CVAs, and other plans and reports as required.

- Devising strategies to meet targets and to encourage best practices.

- Implementing environmental policies and practices

  • Write and produce reports, submissions, articles, and other published documents.

  • Acting as a champion or cheerleader for environmental issues within our organisation

  • Lead where required environmental projects and kaupapa that further our environmental goals and aspirations.

  • Help manage project timelines, schedule meetings, and other project administrative tasks.

  • Keeping up to date with relevant changes in environmental legislation and initiatives

  • Liaising with regulatory bodies such as; Auckland Council, Heritage NZ, Environment Agency, etc.

  • Inform and advise various levels of governance and management and if appropriate stakeholders taking into account the issues related to Ngati Manuhiri preservation and conservation of the ecosystem

  • Actively participate in organization-wide activities, including serving on stakeholder committees.

  • Participate and present any emerging findings in weekly staff / RMU meetings.

  • Participate and present findings in monthly governance meetings as required.

  • Positively representing NMST to internal and external stakeholders

  • Other duties as required from time to time.

As with all NMST staff members, the role will also support other NMST projects and events.



  • Reports directly to the CEO for all environmental operations, management, and strategies.

  • NMST is a small team and this role will need to form close and strong relationships with the other members of the team

  • This role has no direct reports.


  • NMST Governance

  • Local, Regional, and Central Government

  • External stakeholder committees and advisory groups as approved

  • MOU and RA partners

  • Iwi, hāpu, and other groups

Education requirements:

A bachelor's degree in environmental studies, natural resources, or a related field from an accredited university is the minimum requirement. A master's degree is definitely preferred. Previous work experience in policy and regulatory planning and project management would prove to be an advantage.

Technical skills and attributes required:

  • Ability to take initiative and a proactive approach to tasks and projects.

  • Commitment to understanding and improving environmental outcomes.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently, with supervision, and in collaboration as a team member.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with technical writing skills • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

Personal skills and attributes required:

  • Strong time management skills

  • Detail-oriented and ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines.

  • Creative, independent thinker, and should be comfortable working in a team environment as well as be able to function independently.

  • Excellent communication skills, have a positive attitude and exercise complete confidentiality.

  • Te Reo Māori proficiency and understanding of Tikanga Māori.

  • Flexible to travel whenever there is a need, should be a self-starter with good computer and organisation skills.


Finance/Admin Band: The salary for this position is negotiable to the right candidate

This is a full-time position. The position is based at our Warkworth office, Auckland. Occasional weekend work may be required from time to time.

Limitations on Authority

Financial Delegation: None

Budget held: None

Other provisions

This position is provided with a laptop computer and mobile phone.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, visit our advert on Seek:

Applications close Thursday 23 September 2021


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