Senior Community Engagement Advisor, Community Engagement Unit, Partnerships Group, Wellington

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  • Category: Community
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/300/6066I
  • Job Title: Senior Community Engagement Advisor, Community Engagement Unit, Partnerships Group, Wellington
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Are you a strategic thinker who connects the dots and thrives on working collaboratively?

Are you passionate about our natural environment?  

Do you want to play a part in working with others to increase the value of conservation for all New Zealanders?


This is an exciting time for the Department of Conservation – we’re on an incredible journey working in partnership to increase the value of conservation to all New Zealanders.


We are seeking an engaging and highly motivated advisor to join our national Community Engagement Unit.  To be successful in this role you will:

  • have superb interpersonal skills and a strong understanding of how to build and sustain relationships with a wide range of people and organisations;
  • an understanding and appreciation of Te Ao Māori and Treaty of Waitangi principles, and preferably some experience in working with whānau, hapu and iwi;
  • outstanding writing and communicating skills, with ability to express ideas and proposals succinctly and in ways that meet the needs of different audiences;
  • have, or be interested in developing, a specialist understanding of community engagement and be able to coach/grow the capability of others as well as facilitate workshops that bring together diverse perspectives and interests;
  • be a big picture thinker who can identify connections across focus areas, facilitate collaborative approaches and get people working together for shared goals;
  • be self-driven, able to prioritise and work under pressure, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism.


The position is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Community Engagement Director and managers with a broad range of strategic support and advice to enable DOC to work effectively with others in the community.
  • Providing specialist community engagement advice and capability support to priority conservation programmes such as Predator Free NZ and Freshwater Restoration.
  • Contributing to the design and implementation of core organisational systems to improve how DOC works with others.


This is an exciting role where you will be working with senior leaders and different teams within the Department and with some of DOC’s partner organisations. You will be based in Wellington and some travel within New Zealand will be required.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For more information contact Annie Wheeler by email at or phone 027 294 2194, quoting vacancy 300/3066

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 27 February 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.