Job Vacancy

Project Manager / Trail Manager - Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust

  • Contract opportunity 20-30 hours per week
  • Flexibility to manage your own working hours
  • Optimise cycle trail opportunities in the region
  • Work with a highly committed and energetic group of Trustees
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with Councils, central government and local businesses


Use your project management, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to further develop the two “Great Rides” and associated facilities in Nelson/Tasman.


You will work for a non-profit organisation whose aim is to create and maintain unique, safe and diverse cycle trail experiences that showcase the best of the Nelson-Tasman region for visitors and locals.


The scope of this role is broad and includes:

  • Liaising between the Trust, NCC, TDC, the NZ Cycle Trail organisation and Central Government (MBIE and NZTA) to develop, maintain and promote the region’s two great rides – Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the Coppermine Trail, to enhance the rider/visitor experience on the trails
  • Developing and implementing project plans for trail development and maintenance
  • Managing engagement of contractors/sub consultants
  • Reporting on project progress, problems and solutions
  • Liaising with other cycle groups within the region


You will enjoy using your experience and initiative to proactively manage the development and maintenance of the trails.


A proven construction or engineering project management background and the ability to operate autonomously with a high level of integrity is essential, as is a strong sense of ownership and accountability.


If you’ve got a flexible “can do” approach with exceptional people skills and enjoy leading challenging projects, then this is a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local community.


For applications, enquiries and full role description email Gill Rowe at