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Apply for the General Manager Role

Mō mātou - About us

Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust is responsible for the rehabilitation and management of Tūhaitara Coastal Park. The Park was established as an outcome of the settlement between Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Crown with the lands being gifted to the people of New Zealand. Tūhaitara Coastal Park covers 700ha of land along the 10.5km of coastline from the Waimakariri River mouth to the settlement of Waikuku Beach. Comprising many natural features of local, regional, and national importance. 25 years into their 200-year plan, Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust and Coastal Park provides a range of opportunities to preserve Ngāi Tahu values, retain and enhance rare indigenous biodiversity, and provide recreational and educational opportunities for all people. For more information, please reach out to us.

 Te Tūranga - The Role

Reporting directly to the Trust Board, you will manage the Trust’s operations including leadership of park staff, coordinating events, overseeing all project development and implementing the Trust’s management plan including developing a financial strategy to support the sustainable funding for projects. You will also be responsible for working alongside the Settlors being Waimakariri District Council, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and other partners, to develop an ecosystem that supports the aspirations of the trust while ensuring promotion and education around Trust activities regionally, nationally, and internationally.


 Ō Pūkenga - About You

To succeed in this role, you will be strategic in approach and have partnership development, project and contract oversight experience, ideally in conservation, recreation or land use management. You will also be comfortable having oversight of financial management and building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships. Your strong communication skills and an appreciation of environmental, cultural, social, and economic drivers and how this links with national priorities is advantageous.


Ko koe pea tēnei? - Sound like your type of role? If you feel you possess the above qualities and wish to apply for this opportunity with, submit your cover letter and CV by email to .

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