Predator Control Coordinator – The Halo Project – Dunedin

Job Description
* Are you passionate about contributing to conservation?
* Do you have experience in and enjoy managing volunteers?
* Do you have good knowledge of predator control management, tools and techniques for effective control?
If you answer YES to these questions, then apply for this role!

About the Trust behind The Halo Project:
The Landscape Connections Trust (LCT) is a Dunedin-based conservation trust, established in 2009, that’s primary role is to support the planning, administration, fundraising, development and implementation of a variety of environmental projects under the name ‘The Halo Project’.
The LCT vision is “from Silver Peaks to sea, communities and nature thriving in balance”.
LCT works with groups and individuals across the landscape north of Dunedin to enhance this special area. Our community-led management strategy recognises that as well as protecting and managing specific high-value biodiversity areas, other actions are required to ensure broader ecosystem functionality and integrity across the project area. Our health, wellbeing, lifestyles and economy are all dependent on a healthy natural environment and it is this underlying principle that drives our objectives to enhance the natural environment. We implement a number of projects, as part of our Halo Project.
The Halo Project’s predator control programme is our flagship project. This landscape-scale project involves the coordinated and strategic execution of predator control strategies across 12,500 hectares of public and private land across Dunedin’s northern coastline and volcanic hills, including the harbourside settlements. The Halo Project’s predator control programme currently spans nearly 4,000 hectares around Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Location:
We are based in Dunedin.
About the Role:
LCT has an opportunity for an enthusiastic Predator Free Project Coordinator to join the team for a fixed-term contract, scheduled to finish in October 2023. There is potential that this contract may be extended but is dependent on available funding.

Reporting to the Predator Free Project Manager, you will be responsible for:
· Leading, motivating and growing a group of skilled and committed volunteers, to help achieve the project’s Predator Free goals.
· Establishing and managing predator control operations within the non-residential areas of the Halo Project area.
· Ensuring trap catch data is recorded in the database and will report on this and on other important events and achievements as required.
· Helping the team to improve the effectiveness and performance of the project.

Furthermore, you will:
· Possess technical knowledge of predator control and monitoring;
· Be able to implement field-based operations in a strategic and methodical manner;
· Have a good knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements;
· Be an excellent communicator with an ability to relate to a range of people;
· Have sound computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office; and
· Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferably, you will also:
· Have experience in conservation field work, preferably within a New Zealand context.

How to Apply
Interested?
Read the job description on our website: www.haloproject.org.nz
If you believe you have the relevant experience to undertake this role please send your cover letter and CV to jonah@haloproject.org.nz

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact:
• Jonah Kitto-Verhoef (Predator Free Project Manager) jonah@haloproject.org.nz or
• Rhys Millar (Project Director, Halo Project) rhys@haloproject.org.nz

To be considered for this role, you must hold a valid NZ work visa.
Applications close at 5:00 pm on Friday 5th June, 2020.

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