Jun 122019

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Category: Sales and Marketing/Tourism
  • Location: Invercargill
  • Date Advertised: 10-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/800/4508I
  • Job Title: Senior Heritage Advisor, Heritage and Visitors Unit, Policy and Visitors Group, Invercargill
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We are looking for experienced Heritage specialists with energy, enthusiasm, superb heritage skills and endless drive to improve and transform heritage in the Department of Conservation’s regions.


You will work closely with regional leadership to integrate regional work programmes with national heritage strategies. You will build and maintain outstanding relationships regionally both within DOC and with community, iwi, and local agencies. As the point of connection between the local regional teams and the national heritage and visitor teams, you will be charged with improving capability and understanding of heritage in your regional team.


To succeed in this role, you will have proven relationship management and influencing skills. You will be comfortable working with Māori and iwi, hapu and whānau level, as well as working with both technical experts and community members. Your work experience will include leading complex projects, including planning and commissioning and review of work, and your communication skills both written and orally will be second to none. You will be tertiary qualified in heritage or a related discipline and have at least five years of relevant work experience.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.  


For any queries, please contact Raewyn Hutchings,, or telephone 027 285 8170 quoting vacancy number Invercargill (800/4508).


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 1 July 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.


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