Sustainability Advisor

Sustainability and Risk – Sustainability and Risk /
Permanent - Off Farm /
·       Competitive salary, Health and Life Insurance
·       An extra day’s leave over Christmas
·       You could be based in either Canterbury, the Upper South Island or Wellington
Regular travel, as you work with regional farm teams across dairy, livestock and forestry
The Opportunity
This role offers you the unique opportunity to drive a national workstream whilst also working across sustainability topics as they are implemented locally.  There are strong development opportunities.
Working in a diverse and supportive team of sustainability advisors, that are responsible for the Sustainability strategy, at a national level - you will be ensuring Pāmu is cognisant of, and acting on, current and emerging planning and consenting requirements.
Regionally - you will also be supporting the Upper South Island Operational Leadership, enabling sustainable outcomes, and supporting specific sustainability opportunities in the region.
You will work across dairy, livestock and forestry operations, to link and deliver sustainable outcomes.
This role involves travel, and you can work flexibly from home (Canterbury, Upper West Coast) or based in one of our offices on the Upper West Coast or Wellington.
Key responsibilities include:
·         Analysing current and emerging regulatory requirements for impacts on Pāmu operations and plans
·         Providing advice on compliance and regulatory needs for key operational projects
·         Leveraging Pāmu staff expertise across agronomy, forestry, biodiversity, freshwater management, climate, technology etc to create sustainable outcomes on farms
·         Forming strong relationships and providing strategic advice to Operational Teams
·         Supporting integrated projects that deliver climate change and environmental benefits
·         Contributing to the development of insights that support the wider organisation, to manage sustainability risks and opportunities
About You
You will be adaptable and approachable and enjoy working collaboratively. You will be goal focussed and take pride in high level of technical and professional competence.
You will have:
·         District/regional planning or consenting experience
·         Knowledge of the resource management framework in an agricultural context
·         Qualified in Environmental Science/Management, or Ecology, or other relevant field or equivalent experience
·         Understanding and application of te ao Māori and Mātauranga Māori principles
·         Proven ability to drive change at scale and an interest in achieving sustainability outcomes in agriculture
·         Experience building effective working relationships, and the ability to operate as a trusted advisor
·         Ability and willingness to travel regularly
About Us
Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited. Pāmu stands for best practice in sustainable and safe farming, and for the unique provenance of New Zealand foods, nutrition products and fibre on global markets.  We chose the Māori word ‘Pāmu’ for its literal meaning ‘to farm’ and also to reflect the Māori concept of guardianship of the environment.
Along with competitive salary, you will also receive Southern Cross Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and an extra day off at Christmas Time. 
Apply Now
Applications close Sunday 19 May 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Bridgman on 027 807 7501 or

To be eligible for this role, you must have unrestricted legal rights to work in New Zealand.

Pāmu provides a safe workplace and the successful applicant will be required to pass a drug and alcohol test and undergo a criminal background check prior to being appointed.  

Our values are core to who we are at Pāmu and the way that we all work together.  We are Grounded, Genuine, Bold, and Shoulder-to-Shoulder. To read more, click on this link to see them on our website. To see what it's like to work in our Dairy team, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Dairy Assistant at Pāmu, or to learn about what our Livestock team is all about, click on this link to see A Day In The Life of a Shepherd at Pāmu.

Pāmu is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited, and successful applicants will be employed by Landcorp Farming Limited.