Team Leader, Climate Change

Job Title: Team Leader, Climate Change
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
Salary: $165,371.68 (120%)
Contact Details: Kirsty Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: 15 days ago

Are you ready to lead and shape the Wellington region’s future? We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader - Climate Change to shape and lead the region’s climate change activities.

The role sits within the Strategic and Corporate Planning team – a high-performing team that covers a range of planning functions within the Council.
The Team Leader - Climate Change leads a small team which is responsible for coordinating GWRC’s Climate Emergency Response Programme.

The role provides day to day leadership and direction to the Climate Change team, ensuring that they work collectively and cohesively together. The Team Leader will also be directly involved in delivering key elements of the programme of work.

The role wo rks closely with the Executive Leadership Team, senior managers and councillors, as well as other territorial authorities and key partners.
To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Significant work experience working in a similar field, e.g. climate change mitigation or adaptation, environmental policy, sustainable development
  • A relevant post graduate tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant area e.g. climate change or environmental policy
  • Experience with people management, or mentoring and supporting others to succeed
  • Programme and project management experience
  • Excellent knowledge of climate change issues (mitigation and adaption) and sustainable management concepts and practice
  • Sound understanding of climate science; relevant international, central and local government policy; adaptation related issues and adaptive planning techniques; structure of NZ and Wellington region economy; political and market context relevant to climate change
  • Exceptional relationship building skills with a propensity for cultivating trust and rapport with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Interest in contributing to the decision making process of Greater Wellington Regional Council.

For more information please contact Kirsty Clarke, Senior Client Manager – Government & Policy at Beyond Recruitment at or 027 222 8488.

Please apply with your CV & a cover letter indicating the value you will bring to the role by clicking on the Apply button. The closing date is Monday 19th July at 5pm.

Please be aware you need to have Permanent Residency or Citizenship to apply for this role.

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