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Volunteering Development Officer

Advertiser: Guardians of the Bay of Islands IncMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
31 Dec 2018
Location
Northland, Rest of Northland
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Conservation, Parks & Wildlife

About the business

Project Island Song is a unique partnership between the community group the Guardians of the Bay of Islands (the contractor), Te Rawhiti hapū Ngati Kuta and Patukeha, and the Department of Conservation. This partnership is dedicated to restoring ecological balance to the islands of the Eastern Bay of Islands (Ipipiri). Drawing together the energy, talent and culture of local people to bring the birdsong back to Ipipiri, note by note.

About the role

An exciting part-time contract opportunity has arisen to lead the development of the volunteer engagement work for Project Island Song, nurturing the involvement of people living within the Bay of Islands area and beyond.

We are looking for someone with excellent people skills, knowledge of wildlife & ecology, a background in both community engagement & practical conservation delivery and proven achievements in delivery of programmes of activities. Being able to demonstrate a high level of innovation and enthusiasm to motivate, support and inspire others to get involved in our work is essential. The post holder will need to communicate well with a range of people from urban and rural areas, and will be able to demonstrate their ability and passion for people and wildlife. Building good quality relationships with partners, key groups, organisations and stakeholders is important to deliver our objectives. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a real and lasting contribution.

The Volunteering Development Officer leads Project Island Song's volunteer activities, providing a one-stop shop for volunteering including the management of individual and organisational relationships. The officer will contribute to the grant financed projects of Project Island Song, supporting the project legacy to embed volunteering into the everyday working practices of Project Island Song. The Volunteering Development Officer will be responsible for key aspects of Project Island Song's volunteer development such as recruitment, induction, communications, training, coordination, retention, motivation, recognition and engagement.

Working on existing and new volunteering project, and supporting the volunteering needs of other team members, you'll look at different ways of involving volunteers and growing our volunteering base. Your ability to work across teams will be instrumental, sharing best practice and ensuring we're offering a great experience for our volunteers.

If this sounds like you check out our website for the full position description:  

https://projectislandsong.co.nz/index.php/get-involved/careers.html

Expressions of interest including a cover letter and CV may be sent to chair@projectislandsong.co.nz or posted to:

Expression of Interest,
Guardians of the Bay of Islands
PO Box 689
Kerikeri.

Expressions of interest must be received by 5pm on Thursday 17th January 2019.

Skills and experience

The Volunteering Development Officer will manage Project Island Song's volunteer activities, providing a one-stop shop for volunteering including the management of individual and organisational relationships. We are therefore looking for someone with excellent people skills, knowledge of wildlife & ecology, and a background in community engagement.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Do you have a current New Zealand driver's licence?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?

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