The Backcountry Trust has recently been formed to continue the work of the Outdoor Recreation Consortium in funding and facilitating volunteer-led maintenance and upgrade of huts and tracks on public conservation land. The Trust is looking for a self-motivated, flexible, creative and connected person to manage the first year of the Trust’s activities. The role will be by way of a 12 month contract commencing on the 1st of February.

The services required are:

  • Managing the application, review and claims processes for grants to the Backcountry outdoors community.
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with the Department of Conservation.
  • Developing volunteer capability and networks in the outdoor community.
  • Administration of the Trust, including communication, promotion and meeting administration.

A full role description can be found here: Backcountry Trust Manager Role Description

Experience of, and commitment to, the New Zealand outdoor community, and a commitment to the kaupapa of the Backcountry Trust is a must. Knowledge of backcountry huts and tracks is desirable. Integrity, and the ability to work remotely and flexibly with independence and initiative is required. Proficiency, or an ability to quickly become proficient, with cloud-based collaborative systems such as G-suite and Trello; database management and social media channels is an advantage.

The contract envisages a time commitment of an average of 20 hours per week, but this may be unevenly distributed throughout the term of the contract.

To apply, please send a CV, and a cover letter detailing your experience and attributes to secretary@backcountrytrust.org.nz by 15 November 2017. Enquiries may also be directed to this address.