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Environment Centre Hawke's Bay is operated by Sustaining Hawke's Bay Trust


Paid Vacancies
Environment Centre Manager

The Trustees of Sustaining Hawke’s Bay Trust are seeking an energetic and innovative Manager to take responsibility for the operations of Environment Centre Hawke’s Bay and to work with the Board of Trustees to continue growth and development of the Trust’s various projects, environmental education programmes and activities.

To be successful applicants will need to be able to build strong collaborative relationships with a wide range of environment groups, individuals and stakeholders throughout Hawke’s Bay. A passion for sustaining and enhancing our beautiful environment is a vital element of this position.

Previous experience in and a passion for environmental work and the not-for-profit sector is an advantage.

This is a permanent part time position, approximately 20 - 30 hours per week (to be confirmed). Flexibility to meet the requirements of the position is required, and this will include evening and weekend work from time to time. This is an intrinsically rewarding and fulfilling role. Financial constraints do limit the base salary, however an annual performance-based bonus will be available for the successful candidate for successful completion of individual and organisational KPIs.

The full position description for this role is available here. 

How to Apply

Please email requesting an application form. Applications close 5pm, Friday 26th January.

Interim Centre Manager

The Sustaining Hawke’s Bay Trust Board are looking for an Interim Manager who is familiar with the Environment Centre’s day to day operations for an immediate start. This role is for 20 hours a week, across the following times and is expected to be for a period of up to 6 - 8 weeks until late February / early March 2018.

Wednesday 8:30am to 3:30pm

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 3pm

Duties include:

  • Serving customers in the shop for sales and e-waste
  • Assisting with public enquiries
  • Maintaining stock levels and Centre presentation
  • Working with Centre staff and volunteers to maintain service levels
  • Monitoring outputs against KPI’s and communicating with the Board
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders as directed by the Board
  • Financial management including banking, record keeping and working to a budget


  • A good understanding of the Environment Centre’s activities
  • Sound environmental knowledge
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in cash handling and retail management are highly regarded

The position description for this role is available here. 

Applications close 18th January 2018. Please email, stating what connection you have with the Centre, what relevant experience you have, and your availability. The Board will respond to all expressions of interest.


Volunteer Vacancies

We're always looking for enthusiastic people with a broad range of skills to help at the Environment Centre. Our immediate needs are for people for the following roles:

  • Waste Warriors
Assist members of the public at various events (such as Blast in The Park, Matariki, and the Hawke's Bay Farmers Market) place their litter in the correct bin. Education is also provided to members of the public on what waste can be composted or recycled. 

Volunteering at the Farmers Market is once every four weeks for four hours. 

Volunteering at other events depends on the nature of that particular event but is usually two to four hours.

Thinking about it? We welcome your enquiry with no obligation.