Applications are now open for the position of Manager at Te Mata Park Trust. A key member of a small team, this part time position is instrumental in the delivery of the Park Trust’s objectives. The role involves a wide range of duties however the main focus is on operational & project management, governance and administrative tasks.
- Oversees all aspects of Park management including planning, budgeting, contractors, programme of works, maintenance, pest control, safety and more.
- Ensures that all laws, regulations, and standards are met in the operation of the Park, in conjunction with the Trustees and Sub Committees.
- Attends all TMPTB meetings when required, including Sub Committee and Council meetings. Prepares the necessary agendas and minutes, when required, and ensure timely distribution to Trustees and other volunteers.
- Monitors and manages issues associated with park user experience, whilst being cognizant of the Park’s elevated cultural significance and ecological importance.
- Manages the financial and administrative tasks, including budgets, assessment of revenue channels and payment of creditors.
- Manages all Park contracts and agreements, including Peak House tenants, Grazier, Triple Peaks organisers, etc.
- Collaborates and fosters good relationships with all key stakeholders including Council, Mana Whenua, QEII National Trust and other non profit entities.
- Ensures all systems, digital tools, policies and governance processes are relevant and up to date.
- Internal Communications. Ensures Trustees and other stakeholders are kept informed of projects & issues, when relevant & required.
- Manages and responds to all incoming correspondence. The Manager is the first point of contact for the Park Trust.
- Manages various ad hoc projects, as directed by the Board.
The role of the Manager is to help facilitate efficient decision making of the Board. The Manager will help identify & manage issues arising and ensures that the Board’s responsibilities are dealt with in a constructive manner.
Preferred abilities and experience:
- Approx 25-30 hours per week on average. Over school holidays, hours are likely to be reduced. There is flexibility.
- Availability to work occasional weekends, to help manage Volunteer Days.
- Ability to work remotely and collaboratively in a team, and have the initiative to work independently, meeting deadlines when required.
- Experience in managing small teams of co-workers.
- Self-starter who enjoys a new challenge and willingness to ‘get hands dirty’.
- Good attention to detail, good writing skills and preferably experience in working with media.
- A basic understanding of accounting principles is preferable.
- Comfortable with a limited amount of public speaking.
- A practical mindset and willingness to learn quickly about the operational management of the Park. Some understanding of native flora, fauna and track maintenance is preferred.
- A keen interest in environmental management, volunteer management and working alongside education providers & other community entities.
- Ability to juggle several projects simultaneously and work under pressure.
- A strategic mindset and ability to ‘think outside the square.’
- Good computer skills – Microsoft Office suite preferable.
- Ability to work with a range of people in a professional manner and exercise diplomacy & discretion when required.
- Familiar with Te Mata Park. An appreciation of our wide range of park users.
- A positive open-minded attitude and drive to create change for the benefit of our environment and community.
- Understands of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and keen interest in weaving te reo through communications, and consulting Mana Whenua for a multitude of projects.
This position reports to the Chairperson.
The Funding & Grants Coordinator (PT) and Marketing & Communications Coordinator (PT) report directly to the Manager.
This is a self employed contracted position that is paid monthly at an agreed hourly rate. Renumeration is to be discussed and pending skills/experience of applicant.
Start date is subject to discussion – however it is preferred that work begins in November or December 2022, if possible. Training will be given.
If you have any questions, or wish to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Mike Devonshire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close 4 November 2022.
Thank you for your interest.