Manager Rural Communities & Farming Support (South Island Regions)

Manager Rural Communities & Farming Support (South Island Regions)

New Zealand Government

Manager Rural Communities & Farming Support (South Island Regions)

Details of the offer

About MPI
MPI provides policy and regulatory advice, market access and trade services, and manages major regulatory systems of biosecurity, food safety, forestry, fisheries management, and animal welfare. MPI also has strong relationships with other government agencies, primarily within the economic, border, and natural resource sectors. With the New Zealand economy set to grow, MPI's important role in leading, regulating, and enabling the primary sectors will only increase.
The Agriculture and Investment Services Business unit works with those on the land today and in the future. Our main focus is to support communities of farmers and growers to achieve their aspirations, and to meet the expectations of customers, government, and the public. By doing so, we are investing in tomorrow's world, as partners to increase the Primary Industry's value and sustainability.
About our team
Rural Communities and Farming Support is part of the Agriculture and Investment Services. Our mission is to ensure our rural communities are prosperous, sustainable, and resilient. We stand up for these rural communities, and support farmers, growers, and the primary industries within them through changing times and challenging situations.
Our regional teams are well connected to a range of stakeholders: farmers and growers, industry groups, rural professionals, Rural Support Trusts, local government bodies, and others. These relationships and networks are essential when disaster strikes, as the teams are also involved in supporting response and recovery efforts after significant adverse events, such as severe snow events, flooding, drought, and earthquakes.
Preparing for such events involves helping rural communities to build their resilience and preparedness. This includes but is not limited to supporting and enhancing the capability and capacity of Rural Support Trusts around mental health and wellbeing, and their involvement in biosecurity responses, fundraising and responses to adverse events.
About the role
The Manager Rural Communities and Farming Support -South Island Regions is responsible for analysis, design and delivery of activities that will support a thriving business unit. The main focus will be to manage and lead the regionally based rural communities and farming support staff based in the South Island. The role is responsible to ensure delivery of the Rural Communities and Farming Support work programme, sustainable and resilient rural communities and the primary industries that support them. This role will also be responsible for leadership in disaster events such as droughts and floods which impact on rural communities in New Zealand. There will also be a role to input into the Ministry's policy work and support senior leaders and Ministers and have a visible presence in rural New Zealand.
To be successful in this role you will have:
Experience in staff management and sound knowledge of strategic and business planning processes
The ability to forge and maintain strong working relationships within the business unit, across the wider organisation, the primary industries and rural New Zealand.

The role will be based in Nelson or Dunedin.
How to Apply:
To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here
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.
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.
In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.
If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Nick Goddard for a confidential discussion on 04 894 0908 or e**********
Applications close on Sunday 25 August 2019
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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