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Rat and Possum Pest Control Project Leader (Part Time)

Position Description

Thames Coast Kiwi Care is a community group protecting the kiwi population and their habitat on the Thames Coast in the Tapu and Te Mātā area.

TCKC has received funding to expand our pest control, from targeting predators of kiwi to begin controlling rats and possums to better protect the forest habitat in our area.

TCKC is seeking a self-employed person to lead this pest control expansion project over 4 years. TCKC will pay the successful contractor for 312 hours in year one (Feb to June 2023) and approximately 650 hours a year for the following 3 years (July 2023 – June 2026). The hourly rate will be $35.00 per hour plus agreed expenses.

We are looking for someone with great communication skills (working alongside our coordinator, talking to landowners, tangata whenua and stakeholders and leading a team of volunteers.) The project leader will be physically fit, have an understanding and experience of a range of pest control techniques and above all, a desire to help us successfully establish rat and possum control.

Please send your cover letter and CV to Moira Coatsworth

For further information on the position contact our Technical Lead, Fin Buchanan

Applications close on December 12th 2022

Photo of an AT220 trap in action
AT220 trap in action. Photo courtesy NZ Auto Traps.