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Environmental Education Community Facilitator

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are looking for an Environmental Education Community Facilitator to join the Enviroschools team, based in Central Hawke's Bay. This is a contract position, working approximately 15 hours per week. This varied, interesting, and diverse role would give you the opportunity to bring your passion for learning and education and play a pivotal role in a proven sustainability kaupapa. 

Enviroschools is an innovative and holistic programme that is well-established in Hawke’s Bay.  This Community Facilitator role works with schools in the Enviroschools Central Hawke’s Bay network, including Waipukurau, Waipawa

For more information about Enviroschools click HERE.

This role guides, motivates and advises schools on their journey to creating a sustainable, resilient and thriving school community. As part of the journey tamariki/students connect with and explore the environment, then plan, design and take-action in their local places in collaboration with their communities. Enviroschools Facilitators support teachers, wider school staff and students with environmental learning and action.   A key part of the role is supporting individual schools to make strong connections with each other and their wider community.

This role will also provide Hawke’s Bay Regional Council education resources and activities to all schools in the Central Hawke's Bay area in a proactive manner, including:

  • Stormwater education
  • Stream and river studies
  • Air quality
  • Climate change
  • Riparian planting


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

Critical to this role is a commitment to the environment and sustainability, and an interest in working to bring about change in communities. 

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualities:

  • A connection with the kaupapa of Enviroschools and a commitment to sustainable living.
  • Appreciation of Te Ao Māori and the contribution Māori perspectives and wisdoms bring to sustainability. Good te reo Māori pronunciation.
  • Experience with a holistic approach to Environmental Education for Sustainability, including knowledge and understanding of the key concepts of EEfS, experience of action-learning and student empowerment.
  • Familiarity with school systems including knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum. Ability to offer practical support to schools on their sustainability journey. Teaching qualifications and experience in NZ schools is desired. 
  • An inclusive style of working that brings people together and is empowering, including the ability to make connections and build relationships in the local community. Confident facilitation of both adults and students through a process of change.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working both independently and as part of a wider team.  
  • Excellent organisational skills, including event management, administration and computer skills.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • A creative thinker and a reflective role model, learning and assessing their own practice and open to possibilities.
  • A reliable vehicle with full insurance and a current Class 1 Driver’s License.

You may be required to work outside normal hours of work on occasion and the flexibility to work away from home occasionally is required.

The Enviroschools team in Hawke’s Bay is managed by Sally Chandler. If you have any questions about the role, we encourage you to contact Sally at 0800 108 838 or email for more information.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

View the job description here

APPLY via SEEK and include your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like to work for Enviroschools and what you bring to this role.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

Applications close Tuesday 24 February 2023


25 January 2023

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