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31 Dec 2021

Part-Time Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society Manager

Pest Free Kaipatiki Restoration Society  North Shore City, Auckland In a range starting at $56,290 actual ($90,064 pro rata)

Job Description

Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society Inc

Manager – Job Description

About the opportunity

The Pest Free Kaipātiki Restoration Society (PFK) is a community-led charitable initiative that aims to partner with conservation groups, residents, iwi, communities, street groups, whānau, and other groups across Kaipātiki.

We aim to bring together, empower and grow the network of groups, projects, neighbourhoods, individuals, schools, whānau, businesses and other organisations working to restore our natural heritage and native biodiversity and to improve water quality.

We are  looking for a highly effective people leader to guide the organisation through its next exciting phase. The PFK Manager facilitates the governance and management of a range of activities and programmes within the diverse environments of the Kaipātiki Local Board area, with a specific focus on supporting and growing community-led restoration and conservation activity. This is a dynamic, team leadership position, directly managing up to 7 staff some of whom in turn manage other staff and volunteers. We seek a person who brings a range of experience and knowledge which will drive our capabilities in finances, fundraising, profile development, stakeholder reporting, HR and project management. 

The position

Reports to: the Pest Free Kaipātiki Board via the PFK Executive Committee 

Supervised by: PFK Board Chair or nominee

Hours of work: 25 to 40 hours per week subject to funding 

Salary: Negotiable, depending on skills and experience 

In a range starting at $56,290 actual ($90064 pro rata) depending on experience

Location of work: A mix of working in our office in Kaipātiki and from home

Timeframe of work: This is an ongoing position subject to funding renewal 

Key Relationships: PFK staff and voluntary team members, PFK community champions, the PFK Board, the PFK Network, bush groups and other local volunteer restoration groups within the area, iwi, marae, Kaipātiki Local Board members and staff, Auckland Council staff and contractors, schools, youth groups, Auckland Council CCOs such as Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Predator Free NZ, SBN, Department of Conservation, and other government agencies and restoration groups and their contractors across the region.

Notes:  The Kaipātiki Local Board and Auckland Council have recently given PFK the former Glenfield Bowling Club building in Ross Reserve as its new headquarters. Volunteer teams have been set up to fundraise for this and to manage the implementation project. The new manager will play a role in this project – but the manager’s focus will be on developing and delivering the conservation projects for which PFK is funded and supported.

Skills and experience that you’ll bring to the roleEssential experience and skills:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to fulfil PFK’s vision and policies
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing a team of people and an effective community–led operation 
  • Administrative and operational management 
  • Stakeholder relationships and engagement – across a diverse group of stakeholders (incl Board, funders, team, volunteers, communities) 
  • Understanding and respect for the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
  • Openness to cultural diversity among staff, volunteers and educational initiatives  
  • Understanding of funding and budget management

Desirable experience:

  • Highly skilled communicator across oral, written and digital channels 
  • Management of best practice financial, HR, performance and operational systems and processes 
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Management of fundraising and reporting including in a Not for Profit environment
  • High level of personal capability with computer systems (e.g. electronic communications, collaborative document management, map and GIS concepts, internet and cloud usage, CRM and other database skills, social media skills) and applying these to support business processes
  • General administrative capabilities and knowledge: purchasing, invoicing, equipment/stock control, facilities management, health, safety, equity and wellness management, performance reviews and procedures, shared services, outsourcing  

Desirable attributes and qualifications:

  • Open communication and willing to engage in a flexible manner with others
  • Strong interest in and understanding of ecology, native biodiversity and restoration
  • An appreciation for and a willingness to address the principles of
    • national and regional conservation policies 
    • community engagement and empowerment
  • A “self starter” showing initiative and ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects, to delegate and monitor progress on work tasks and to ensure that priority tasks and projects are completed on time and within budget following agreed procedures, standards and outcome 
  • Strong time management skills  
  • Own transport with insurance and current relevant driving licence 
  • Flexible in approach, style and hours (including willingness to work some weekends and public holidays)
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications 
  • Current first aid certificate (or ability to obtain one if required)
Job Expired January 30, 2022

Job Category: Environment / Conservation. Job Type: Part-Time.

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