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10 Jun 2022

Full-Time Senior Advisor, Land Protection

Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust  Wellington City, Wellington $80,000 to $90,000 plus additional benefits

Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time position in Wellington
  • An opportunity to contribute to conservation in Aotearoa
  • Salary band $80k-$90k negotiable depending upon experience

Use your experience in ecology to help support conservation outcomes on private land across the motu.

About us – QEII National Trust – Ngā Kairauhī Papa

We are Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading private land conservation organisation. Our vision is ‘Inspiring conservation on private land’ and we partner with landowners across the country to protect natural and cultural heritage sites on their land forever. 

Our head office, with staff primarily based in Wellington, is a small collaborative team working closely with our experienced field representatives around the country. 

We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive workplace culture.

You can learn more about us at our website

About the role

Land Protection Advisors are based at head office in Wellington and provide specialist advice and support to our representatives out in the field. You will be responsible for working closely with regional representatives and our legal team progressing open space covenant proposals. This will involve peer review and critical ecological analysis of the information presented, providing feedback to the legal team on deed drafting, and making recommendations to the Executive on new areas of land for protection. You will also be responsible for solving problems on protected land and will work closely with all teams in the organisation to support our vision.

 Senior Land Protection Advisors are responsible for overseeing and supporting less-experienced advisors and are called upon to provide expert advice the Executive can rely on. Senior Land Protection Advisors will also work on more complex land-protection challenges and strategic policy and process improvements.

 Skills and experience

  • An interest in protecting Aotearoa’s natural and cultural heritage
  • Strong customer service ethos and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • The ability to work by yourself and collaboratively in a team
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • A strong understanding of aspects of land protection e.g. knowledge of indigenous biodiversity and threats to conservation
  • Problem-solving and relationship management skills.


    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Up to three extra (QEII holidays) leave days a year
    • Wellness allowance of $250 a year per employee
    • Parental leave entitlements additional to those provided under legislation

    How to apply 

     You must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand to apply. If you would like more information after reading the attached full position description, please contact us via [email protected].  

    To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

    Applications close at 5pm Saturday 9 July. However, we will regularly review applications as they are received and may interview and fill this vacancy before this closing date, so please apply today.

     Note: Your cover letter is a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role. 

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

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