1. Opportunities to join the BioHeritage Executive Leadership Group


Are you looking to step into a research leadership position that is a bit different? Are you keen to be part of a team that strives to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

Now that Tranche 2 of the National Science Challenges is underway, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho is looking for three motivated and passionate people to join our Executive Leadership Group (ELG).

We have three positions available (click for more information and to apply):

Each member of the ELG works across the Challenge, and reports to the Challenge Director and Kaihautū Ngātahi. Members of the ELG can remain with their current employer, usually one of our 18 Challenge Parties, and will be funded from the Challenge.

ELG members will primarily be responsible for continuing implementation of the Challenge’s 2019-2024 Strategy, upholding the Challenge Values at all times. The Challenge is committed to partnership with Māori at all levels, including our Governance Group (Mana Rangatira) and ELG. Te Ao Māori is pivotal to the way we work.

If you have strong networking and relationship building skills, are seeking greater impact from science investments, are committed to working in partnership with Māori and have strong knowledge of the science and innovation system of Aotearoa, one of these roles could be for you.

If you meet the requirements of one of the roles and have the capacity to commit time to the role and to the team, please click the appropriate link above to submit your CV and a covering letter stating the role you are interested in, outlining your values, experience, skills and overall fit with the position description.

Applications close 5 August 2020 at 5pm NZT.


Keen to know more?  Contact Challenge Director Andrea Byrom director@bioheritage.nz or Kaihautū Ngātahi Melanie Mark-Shadbolt mel@ttw.nz.


About the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge

Stewardship of Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique biological heritage – plants, animals, rivers, lakes, forests, farms and orchard landscapes – is every New Zealander’s responsibility.

However, our biological heritage faces many threats, and transformational change is needed in the way we understand and manage it.

Science and research discover, develop and deploy new knowledge in innovative ways, but can no longer be conducted in isolation.

For the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho, strategic partnerships and critical relationships are vital to delivery.

National vision, direction and leadership is needed to create impact and benefit for Aotearoa. Leadership, influence and impact are at the heart of the Challenge.

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