Pest free Piha
Interim Operations Manager
Up for a new challenge in Piha?
Pest free Piha is a bold initiative to rid Piha of plant pests and animal predators by 2025. Using innovative approaches and community participation, PfP is building pest groups around Piha and currently establishing baselines for a strategic approach that will serve as a pilot for Pest free Auckland by 2050.
PfP is looking for a self-starter to manage the overall operation. Preferably, you will live in or be well known in Piha, and you will be able to work with and inspire a range of groups and individuals to achieve the goals in the PfP strategic plan and 3-year action plan currently in development.
You will have experience in most if not all of the following:
- native forest restoration, especially in a coastal environment, including the propagation of relevant native plants;
- predator control, in particular rats, mustelids and possums. Also, knowledge of control of wasps, Argentinian ants and other pest fauna etc would be an advantage;
- safe and effective agrichemical handling and application, with a current Growsafe certificate and a First Aid certificate (or the experience and ability to acquire these);
- community development and education, with the capacity to build strong relationships throughout the village, establish sustainable groups in each road in Piha, socialise environmental issues, and build community-wide support for the project throughout Piha;
- management qualifications and experience, with the ability to implement the PfP strategic and action plans, achieve the KPIs in these plans, oversee staff and volunteers and manage contractors;
- fundraising for non-profits. While not primarily responsible for raising project funds, you will be expected to liaise with donors where needed, prepare accountability reports etc
- an understanding of the requirements of health and safety legislation.
You will have a relevant tertiary qualification or several years’ experience in the work areas listed above.
You will be contracted initially for five months, for an average of 35 hours per week. Extension of the contract may be possible, but will depend on current fund-raising. Some weekend work will be involved.
Apply by 5pm 28 March 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any queries to Mary Holm, phone 812 8126 (days or evenings)