The Wellington Region (joint) Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP) requires a dedicated and experienced officer to plan, research, drive and deliver on the WMMP’s regional actions. The expected outcomes of the regional plan include a reduction in waste to landfill and an increase in reuse and recycling of resources.
The WMMP Regional Officer will be required to self-manage, travel throughout the region, lead consultation with industry stakeholders and have a flexible approach to hours and working at other Council offices as required. A productive work ethic and wide range of skills will be necessary to be effective in this role, including policy development, stakeholder engagement, project management, strategic planning, and the ability to assimilate a wide range of technical information into concise and accurate reporting, including reports for Councillors.
The first priorities of this new role include the review of the current WMMP, development of the next WMMP, and the creation, consultation and implementation of the first regional Waste Bylaw. These projects are already well underway so we are looking for an experienced professional who can jump in and be effective immediately. As such we are offering a competitive salary.
This position is new and funded by all nine councils of the Wellington region, and is a 12 month fixed term contract.
The primary office location for this position will be at Wellington City Council’s Southern Landfill administration building with travel required/ desks available at each of the regions councils. A WCC vehicle will be available to the officer during working hours. The role will be directed by the WMMP Steering Group in terms of work tasking and priorities. The WMMP Steering Group includes senior waste officer representation from all nine councils.
This is a great opportunity and the successful applicant will be empowered to make a real difference in the region’s waste sector. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. To apply for this position, you must be eligible to work in New Zealand and hold a full New Zealand Drivers licence.
For more information on this role please contact Roderick Boys, Resource Recovery Manager, Waste Operations (Roderick.Boys@wcc.govt.nz).
Applications close Friday, 5 August 2016.
We’re looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do – to make our city an even better place to live and work.