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Department of Conservation has (20) 2 year cadetships Available for ages 16 to 32yrs

The department has a pilot cadetship programme called Sentinel A Nuku. 

Ages for cadetship are 16- 32 Applications close 5pm Monday 17 Feburary

Link below is to application form and role description

Please send out to whanau who might be interested in applying

Sentinel A Nuku is a programme to prepare the next generation of environment and conservation managers and technical experts.  It is a concept and philosophy that reflects the best of both worlds; Te Ao Pakeha and Te Ao Maori.

We are looking for 20 enthusiastic, energetic, creative and organised tauira to join the Sentinel A Nuku programme. These roles will be based in the Central North Island (Hawkes Bay, Turangi, Taupo, Rotorua, Whakatane, Murupara, Taranaki, Wairoa, Gisborne or Tauranga).

The programme is an employment opportunity for two years.  It will provide workplace training, education, practical skills and personal development in the management of te taiao in a tikanga Maori context.

Each tauira will be a team member in the programme contributing to conservation and environmental work.  The training programme will include learning about the legal, administrative and technical  framework as well as practical field skills across the spectrum of conservation and environmental work.

An individual programme will be developed based on your location and personal circumstance.

We are looking for a motivated team member who has:

A strong and demonstrated connection to Te Ao Maori

Ability to succeed with the demands of modern management and technical excellence.

Drive and commitment to achieve personally through work

An interest and involvement in the natural environment through activities that connect to the environment and conservation

Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues, members of the public and partners.

Appropriate level of fitness to work in the backcountry

Flexibility to work outside normal office hours 

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

For any queries, please contact Shayla Kora,, or telephone (027) 5604546.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 17 February 2020.

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


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