Taitara Mahi – Waste Minimisation Officers 

Hastings District Council – Permanent Full-Time

Tihei mauri ora!

Nau mai, haere mai, tahuti mai ki Heretaunga!

Heretaunga haukūnui, Heretaunga ararau, Heretaunga haaro te kaahu, Heretaunga takoto noa!

Welcome to Heretaunga, the area renowned for its rich and fertile landscape that is sustained by its life-giving dews and waterways. Welcome to Heretaunga, whose beauty is observed by the sharp eye of the harrier hawk; a landscape rich in history and with an esteemed legacy of caring and providing for its inhabitants.

We are on the hunt for two passionate Waste Minimisation Officers who want to engage with the community to encourage waste minimisation and resource recovery. Recognised for your attention to detail, enthusiasm, passion and ability to deliver, you will be an integral part of our Solid Waste Team.

You will drive behaviour change and deliver waste minimisation education programmes across the district that will help achieve the vision, goals and objectives of the Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan and NZ Waste Strategy.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in communications, public relations, environmental management, or related field

  • Relevant experience in behaviour change and community education

  • Proven experience working on community engagement projects

  • Public speaking and presentation skills

Situated in the heart of Ngāti Kahungunu, Hastings district and Hawke’s Bay offer an enjoyable environment in which to live, work and play. A competitive remuneration package and a great team are waiting for you. Join us in leading the way to better waste management.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Are you keen to be a part of our journey? If so, please register and apply by uploading your CV and Cover Letter.