Are you seeking an opportunity to support the dairy industry to navigate some of the big environmental changes which are going to impact dairy farmers through regional policy changes across the country? Here is your chance to work with leading science, farm-system and economic subject matter experts to support outcomes for NZ dairy farmers on regional policy issues affecting their businesses.
This is an exciting time to join the DairyNZ team as we are at a crucial stage in the development and implementation of key pieces of legislation, particularly the Action for Healthy Waterways and RMA legislations.
Lead and support the projects which ensure DairyNZ’s response to regional policy processes across the country is effective and influential.
Define, understand, and respond to regional policy and regulatory issues facing dairy farmers (with a particular focus on freshwater)
Represent the interests of dairy farmers in regional Resource Management and other environmental policy processes, to ensure informed and outcomes-based decision-making.
Act as a special matter expert of Regional Policy and RMA knowledge; coaching, developing, and mentoring DairyNZ staff where required.
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your ability to apply strategic, influencing and analytical skills, while building relationships to support positive change for dairy farmers.
Your working knowledge of regional and local government operations, coupled with experience in policy and planning analysis, will be instrumental to your success in this role.
As the ideal candidate, you will have:
A relevant tertiary qualification in natural resource management, planning, law, public policy, economics, environmental science or similar.
At least 6-10 years' experience in a similar senior role and a depth of experience in local government processes.
Sound knowledge of the Resource Management Act (RMA), recent environmental policy reforms and regional policy processes.
A high level of political acumen, advanced writing skills, and experience reviewing policy and planning documents.
The ability to work with partners to analyse and develop options for regional natural resource management issues.
A track record that demonstrates strategic leadership, influence, ability to negotiate and strong relationship management skills
To be considered at the Principal Regional Policy Advisor level you will need to demonstrate the ability to perform a strategic role within the organisation – including working with the Strategic Leadership Team – to tackle complex issues, prioritise efforts, and provide leadership and mentoring support to other members within a team.
Plenty of L&D opportunities on offer
Access to a wide range of staff benefits
Work for an employer who is proactive about health and well-being, including flexible work arrangements
So, if you enjoy working in a fast-paced project team on complex and politically relevant issues, with high calibre colleagues… then we want to talk to you!!
This role will ideally be based in Newstead, Hamilton, or Lincoln; however, location is flexible.
Applications close Sunday 26th June 2022, 11.55pm.