Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role
We are looking for a strategic and innovative Principal Scientist to lead and support our Climate Impact work programme.
Key areas of focus of the role include:
This is an opportunity for you to play a key role in influencing positive change and work in an exciting science and advisory area.
We are open to someone joining us on a permanent, secondment or fixed term basis.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
Our ideal candidate will bring:
Most importantly, you will be passionate about looking for new and innovative ways of achieving environmental outcomes.
Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary range
Salary range for this role is $155,491 to $190,044 pa. Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.
Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki MfE | Benefits of working at MfE
Check out other benefits of joining us and hear what our people say about Working at MfE | Ministry for the Environment.
Mō mātou | About us
The Ministry’s purpose is He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.
A key priority for the Ministry is building Te Ao Māori capability. This means we work with our Treaty partners to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. We accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work, by delivering on Te Ao Hurihuri, our Māori capability strategy.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role. To access the position description, please go to www.mfe.govt.nz/jobs and click through to view the advertisement and position description.
We encourage applicants to reach out to the Manager Climate Impacts, Sophie Heighway, for a discussion of the role and your suitability. Sophie will be available for phone and email conversations from 20th – 23rd December and from 9th January. Please email [email protected] or call 021 530 212 during these times.
The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home. As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities and actively strive to be a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick certified organisation and are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
We want to ensure any accessibility needs you may have are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there are any adjustments or support we can offer to make the recruitment process more accessible to you. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.
Rā Katinga | Applications close: Monday, 23 January 2023
The Ministry for the Environment offices will be closing on 23rd December and re-opening on 9th January 2023.