Project Manager / Trail Manager sought for Tasman’s Great Taste Trail


Tasman's Great Taste Trail



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 develop and promote local cycle trail assets and rides in the Nelson Tasman region that are New Zealand Cycle Trail Great Rides.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced project manager to be the local Great Rides Trail Manager, delivering services for the Trust to Tasman District and Nelson City Councils.

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 and maintain the regions two great rides – Tasman’s Great Taste Trail and the Dun Mountain Trail
  • Being proactive in identifying and recommending opportunities 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 Marika Kingan at


Please refer to the attached PDF link below for a full job description.

Trail manager job description 2017