Regional Adviser | Gisborne
|Position Type:||Permanent Full Time|
|Attachments:|| On Farm Support Regional Adviser PD.pdf (PDF, 325KB)
|Application Close Date:||17-Feb-2023|
Role type: Permanent - Full Time or Part Time
Location: Gisborne Tairawhiti
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
Farmers and growers are faced with a complex and ever-changing context for managing their business for today and the future. MPI is keen to increase the level of support provided in the regions.
The new service will provide on-the-ground support around the country. We'll connect farmers and growers to the right information, expertise and opportunities. We'll help them to navigate requirements around climate, water and the environment.
The new service will connect to the work already undertaken by MPI, the private sector and industry organisations, to increase support and help build on sustainability practices by:
- Supporting farmers and growers to take an integrated approach to farm planning, tackle environmental challenges and adapt to change
- Helping farmers and growers to access to advisory services in the public and private sector, to help improve on-farm performance and sustainability
- Helping Māori landowners to build their capability and make improvements on underutilised land
- Encouraging innovative farming practice by providing access to tools and resources
- Helping to improve on-farm biosecurity and grow resilience
- Helping to prepare for, and responding to, adverse events like floods and droughts
- Promoting funding and support opportunities
You will be based in existing MPI offices in the regions and will have access to a work vehicle.
We support a flexible work environment which can take many forms including remote working, flexible start and finish times or compressed hours. We will also consider applicants seeking a 4 day working week.
Mōu - About You
You will be a good listener who is open to new perspectives. You'll have the ability to understand the different needs and challenges that farmers and growers are faced with in the regions.
You will have:
- Broad experience in the primary sector and NZ farming systems.
- Ability to identify and develop effective working relationships with people from all parts of an organisation and community.
- Understanding of rural communities, their issues and opportunities.
- Problem solver with the ability to attend to detail.
- Knowledge and experience with best practice adult learning including facilitating learning sessions.
- Influencing skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision.
Mō te peka - About the Business Unit
On Farm Support is part of MPI's Agriculture and Investment Services business unit. We work to create a thriving and sustainable future for farmers, growers, primary industries and rural communities, and caring for the health and wellbeing of animals.
Our people have expertise in regional and community support and development, Maori agribusiness, disaster recovery, and animal health and welfare. We also fund innovation and research – through sector, business, and community partnerships across our food and fibre industries.
Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: - Benefits of working at MPI
- Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
- Career development and internal opportunities across the business unit and organisation
- Wellness benefit for employees
- Reduced premiums for Group Healthcare Schemes
- Flexible working
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Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whanau and hāpori.
We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua a great place to work for all.
In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.
To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. To apply, 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.
Applications close Friday 17 February 2023.
If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.