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Chief Executive Officer

The twelve Regional Fish and Game Councils were established to manage, maintain and enhance the sports fish and game resource in the recreational interests of anglers and hunters.  Due to the retirement of the current Chief Executive, the Eastern Fish and Game Council who manage the premier North Island Fish & Game region is now appointing a new Chief Executive, based out of the Rotorua office.

A diverse, interesting role reporting to the Eastern Fish and Game Council, this role is ultimately responsible for both the day to day leadership and management of operations, along with implementing the Council’s long- and short-term strategic plans.

This role oversees key tasks and projects within Species Management, Habitat Management and Advocacy, Angler and Hunter Access Management, Public Awareness and Liaison, Compliance, Licencing, Planning and Reporting, Council and Administration, and other ad-hoc projects.

With eleven direct reports, the key responsibilities of the role include;
  • Leading, managing and supporting staff in the development and delivery of long-term management plans, strategic plans and annual work plans.
  • Technical knowledge - keeping updated and knowledgeable from a material activity and legal obligation viewpoint, including all factors which affect the organisation to ensure that Council and staff have information available to meet their respective obligations.
  • Ensure financial and operational risks are identified and managed including ensuring Health and Safety obligations are met.
  • Contribute to nationally co-ordinated programmes e.g. research, statutory advocacy, public communications, licencing and marketing.
  • Public relations, including preparation of information for public meetings.
  • Building and maintaining of key external relationships, including collaboration with Iwi and other partners.
  • Delivery of key projects and tasks as set out in approved work plans.
  • Oversee administrative functions for the region.
A relevant tertiary qualification, and a good working knowledge of the Conservation, Wildlife & Resource Management Acts are also key requirements for the role.  We also seek a candidate who has proven passion and applicable experience for this pivotal role within the organisation and region.  

With a government supported review process underway for the organisation as a whole, experience implementing end effecting change would be a key skill along with proven commercial nous and business acumen.

You’ll need to have real passion and drive to make a lasting difference in this sector.  The role is a mix of both leadership and management functions, therefore we require someone who is happy to be a hands-on leader but is also strategic, and future focussed with the ability to implement the work plan and complete key projects.

As a real people orientated person, you will work with and manage your people in a collaborative manner, building and maintaining meaningful positive relationships with Iwi and other key partners.  A knowledge of and competency with Te Reo would be advantageous.

A fantastic opportunity to join this key organisation and really make your mark. With glistening lakes, spectacular forests and geothermal wonders, Rotorua is the perfect home for nature lovers, while residents also benefit from world class outdoor activities like boating, swimming, mountain biking and fishing to name a few. Smack bang in the middle of the North Island, Rotorua also benefits from its proximity to world-class beaches and Mt Ruapehu’s ski fields. Escape the rat race and the traffic and take a fresh look at what a regional city like Rotorua has to offer.  

A candidate information pack is available.  To apply please address your application letter and CV to Kellie Hamlett, Recruitment and Human Resource Specialist at Talent ID Recruitment Ltd.  kellie@talentid.co.nz

Applications close Tuesday 1st February 2022 and will be treated confidentially.

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