Employment & Governance Opportunities at Sustainable Taranaki


Sustainable Taranaki Resource Education Program Developer

Sustainable Taranaki (run by the Taranaki Environmental Education Trust) is partnering with New Plymouth District Council as the Education Partner in the new Community Reuse and Recycle Centre (CRRC) at Colson Road, New Plymouth.

We are looking for a skilled waste or sustainability professional to help us develop a Resource Education Program at the Material Recovery Facility and new CRRC in 2019. This will be an exciting contract opportunity to develop education programs that help us work towards Zero Waste in Taranaki. You would be working for a small but growing organisation run by dedicated and supportive Trustees and alongside other passionate and experienced contractors.

To be successful you will ideally have a strong background in waste education and the development of engaging waste education and behaviour change programs. You will have knowledge of the waste hierarchy and best practice waste management in schools, households, businesses and community organisations. You will be able to engage schools on their needs and interests around waste and how it connects to their curriculum, and be highly organised, self-motivated, and able to work independently.

Please submit an Expression of Interest in this role by 20 January 2019 by emailing: carriethorne@sustainabletaranaki.org.nz.

Please include a CV and a cover letter with subheadings that outline your experience in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of the waste hierarchy and best practice resource recovery

2. Developing and delivering interactive waste management education and behaviour change programs, curriculums, and educational materials and resources.

3. Audiences and age groups engaged with.

4. Managing Occupational Health and Safety

5. Building and developing relationships

6. Managing projects, events and contractors

7. Engaging the community

8. Managing and improving educational or other facilities

9. Evaluating education programs, waste outcomes and participant experience.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Download this Expression of Interest document here.


Sustainable Taranaki (Taranaki Environmental Education Trust) Trustee

Sustainable Taranaki exists to inspire and support people, businesses and communities to value the environment and act to prioritise sustainability.

We have strong partnerships in the community and in particular with New Plymouth, South Taranaki and Stratford Councils, Venture Taranaki, the Chamber of Commerce, TSB Community Trust, Wild for Taranaki and Taranaki Regional Council. We are also partnering with New Plymouth District Council as the Education Partner in the new Community Reuse and Recycle Centre (CRRC) at Colson Road, New Plymouth.

We have undergone significant transformation over the last two years and are looking for people interested in giving some of their time as a Trustee to help further develop the Trust’s vision and programs into the future. We are a small but dedicated and supportive group of Trustees from a variety of backgrounds, and are looking to add to our skill base.

Trustee responsibilities include providing governance, monitoring performance, ensuring all legal requirements are met, overseeing projects, strategy and recruitment, assisting with business and partnership development, and managing the Contractor review process.

If you have experience or skills in any of the below areas (in order of preference) and an interest in improving sustainability in the Taranaki region, please send your CV and a short cover letter to carriethorne@sustainabletaranaki.org.nz by 30th January explaining why you’d like to join us and what you think you could add to the Trust.

• Māori Leadership, engagement, Te Reo me ona Tikanga

• Funding

• Marketing and promotion

• Strategic planning

• Partnership development

• Health & Safety

• Community sector engagement

• Governance

• Relevant local networks

• Business development and strategy

• Financial management

• Sustainability

• Budgeting

We look forward to hearing from you.

Download this Expression of Interest document here.