Senior / Adviser Animal Welfare Programmes | Northland

Ministry of Primary Industries

Whangārei, Northland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Mar 27

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Senior / Adviser - Animal Welfare Programmes - AIS

Join our dedicated team and help support awareness and implementation of animal welfare standards and the Animal Welfare Emergency Management functions in MPI.

  • Contribute to the animal welfare response during adverse events and emergencies
  • Provide technical and project support for the animal welfare work programme
  • Join a dedicated team making a difference in animal welfare

We work with and for those on the land today and in the future. Supporting communities of farmers and growers to achieve their aspirations, and to meet the expectations of customers, government, and the public. And investing in tomorrow's world, as partners to increase primary industries' value and sustainability.

The Agriculture and Investment Services Business Unit works to create a thriving and sustainable future for farmers, growers, primary industries and rural communities, and cares for the health and wellbeing of animals.

Krero mō te tūranga - About the role

The Animal Welfare team sits in the Animal Health and Welfare Directorate, Agriculture & Investment Services.

The Advisor/Senior Adviser Animal Welfare Programme role is a varied and interesting role that supports awareness and the implementation of animal welfare standards, and the Animal Welfare Emergency Management functions in MPI. Along with this you will also contribute to the wider work programme of the Animal Welfare team as needed.

This position requires you to actively participate in work and negotiations with local and regional government, commercial and other animal sectors, and animal welfare agencies. Animal welfare issues are complex, with scientific, ethical, economic, political and social dimensions and it is necessary to be sensitive to all views of interested parties when undertaking this work.

Within this role, your responsibilities would include:

  • Develop key relationships for regional Animal Welfare Emergency Management, within MPI and with stakeholders and support agencies, maintaining positive working relationships by adopting a customer-focussed, professional, consultative and open approach.
  • Contribute to, or lead the response to adverse events and emergencies, including deployment, as and when required.
  • Provide technical and project support for the animal welfare work programme, as a lead or contributor.
  • Understand and follow processes for escalation of animal welfare issues and referral of complaints made under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

This role is regionally based, with Northland, Auckland or the Bay of Plenty being the preferred locations.Alternative locations may be considered for the right candidate.

Mōu - About You:

To be a success in this role, you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Either an Animal Welfare Emergency Management qualification and equivalent experience OR a veterinary qualification OR a post-graduate qualification in an animal welfare related subject
  • Experience with animals in an animal or animal welfare related field.
  • Farming experience and a broad understanding of the NZ production sector.
  • Broad knowledge of the New Zealand regulatory environment, Animal Welfare Act 1999 and emergency management legislation.
  • Experience in managing relationships and consultation with an assortment of external stakeholders.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to work in high pressure and stressful situations

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click"APPLY NOW"or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

The Adviser role is broad banded over Band G and Band F with an indicative salary range of $57,425 - $77,778 depending on skill set and experience.

The Senior Adviser role is broad banded over Band E and Band D with an indicative salary range of $75,758 - $108,321 depending on skill set and experience.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it - click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Senior Recruitment Adviser Ruth Greening at *****

Applications close on: Sunday 18 April 2021

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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