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Recruiting: Christchurch Enviroschools Facilitator – Fixed Term

November 17, 2022

Closing Date: 27/11/2022

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Christchurch

Job Category: Education, Childcare & Training

  • Empower young people to lead change for a more sustainable future
  • Support kaiako/teachers to embed sustainability into their everyday teaching
  • Work with a passionate and experienced team of environmental educators


Context │ Kaupapa

Enviroschools is about creating a healthy, peaceful, sustainable world through learning and taking action together.  Through Enviroschools, children plan, design, and implement sustainability projects and become catalysts for community change.  Nationally, over 1,400 schools and early childhood education centres are part of the Enviroschools network. In Waitaha, Enviroschools Facilitators are a part of the Environment Canterbury Youth Engagement and Education Team.


About the Role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

To help enable schools and early childhood centres to grow young leaders, we are looking for Enviroschools Facilitators who are committed to the environment and sustainability, and in bringing about change within the community.

You will take a practical, hands-on role guiding schools as they create a sustainable, resilient and thriving school community where students connect with and explore their environment.   and connect them with local community groups.


About You │ Mōu  

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced facilitator to guide and support schools on their sustainability journey.

Your understanding of the key concepts of Environmental Education for Sustainability and experience in action-learning will make you confident leading hands-on experiential sessions with  tamariki and running professional development for staff.

Your recent experience in the New Zealand education sector and inclusive, empowering way of working will see you building relationships with teachers, students & school leaders with ease. Your excellent communication and organisational skills, including event management, administration and computer skills will make busy teachers’ lives easier.

Your commitment to understanding and honouring tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi combined with experience of incorporating te Ao Māori perspectives would be highly valued and encouraged.

Based in our central Christchurch offices, the role will require your flexibility to attend hui outside of office hours at times that work best for young people. A tertiary qualification in a relevant field is a requirement of this role.


About Environment Canterbury │ Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha

Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations – toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi o Tangaroa. Environment Canterbury works with partners, stakeholders, and other agencies to protect the health of our environment to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for all of us.

For more information about us and the work that we do, please click here.


Benefits of working at Environment Canterbury │ Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha 

You will love our values-based team culture with a focus on well-being in an environment that is hard-working, supportive, friendly, and fun.

Environment Canterbury offers an inclusive, people-first culture, flexible working, a competitive salary, ongoing professional development and internal opportunities across the organization.

View more opportunities and to learn more about us visit:

Applications close – Sunday 27 November 2022

Job Description

Enviroschools Facilitator – Fixed Term