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Responsible Camping Programme Manager

Otago - Queenstown

Programme Manager (0.5 FTE)

Are you looking to work in a progressive forward thinking organisation? The most beautiful District in New Zealand is currently experiencing a high growth; this growth offers career development opportunities for enthusiastic, motivated and results-driven professionals like you.


The Organisation


Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 350 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities and planning, building and other regulatory services. With an annual operational budget of over $100m and a capital expenditure programme of $550m over ten years, we are a major part of the District’s economy.


The Location


The gold prospectors were so captivated by the beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, they declared it a “town fit for a Queen” and the town was thence known as ‘Queenstown’.


Queenstown is nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is rated as one of the World’s top destinations. Queenstown is renowned for its four distinctive seasons which offer snow-capped mountains during the winter months for snowboarding and skiing, and long hot days which are perfect for mountain biking, food and wine tasting or walking along the many trails Queenstown has to offer during the summer months. Thrill seekers, families and food and wine connoisseurs will all find Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place to call home.


The Role

The Responsible Camping Project was developed to help manage Freedom Camping throughout the Queenstown Lakes District. The Programme Mangers main role is to deliver the tasks identified in the Responsible Camping Implementation Plan. The role is a 12 month fixed-term position of 20 hours per week.


About You


  • Minimum of 2 experience delivering projects in a client-facing role
  • Ability to run projects independently with some guidance
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on schedule and to budget
  • Proven team leadership and management experience
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • An organised and logical approach to planning and carrying out your work
  • Confident in a client facing environments and have the ability to engage successfully across stakeholder groups
  • Ability to develop relationships with clients, team members and contractors to ensure excellence in project delivery
  • Highly motivated, achievement-oriented and innovative professional.
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills with an excellent eye for detail. Ability to effectively multitask.