Sustainable Schools Advisor

Date: 12-May-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Empower students to take action for a sustainable future
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Flexible and supportive working environment


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Our Sustainable Schools team has an opportunity for a Sustainably Schools Advisor to join a team who are passionate about achieving tangible sustainability outcomes in Tāmaki Makaurau.


This exciting opportunity is to work closely with Auckland schools and their communities and help support and build new and innovative sustainability initiatives through student-led action.


You will engage with pre-schools, schools and kura, wharekura to embrace Māori world views with the purpose of fostering kaitiakitanga in our community.



In this role you will


· Facilitate and Empower, running professional development workshop for teachers and students, everything from planning to facilitation with the intent of empowering young people to take action for a sustainable environment.

· Help us to tell our story, managing our social media channels and helping to collect case studies of our work

· Provide experiential learning opportunities Support the delivery of our experience learning programs including young leaders and our experience centres



He kōrero mōu: About you


For this role we are looking for teachers, or experienced facilitators and sustainability champions who have experience working with schools or in an education setting.


You will be resilient, adaptable, positive and relish engaging and enabling communities!


You’ll also be open minded and customer-focused; inspiring schools and community partners to work together to promote and commit to sustainable communities and kaitiakitanga.



We will be looking for experience in:


· Working with Māori and multi-cultural communities,

· Understanding of the NZ Curriculum/ Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and/or Te Whāriki,

· Social media and or copy writing experience

· Facilitation experience


Please note: A current NZ Driver’s license is required for any travel across the region.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city.


The Sustainability Initiatives group works with schools and their communities to support and deliver education for sustainability programmes and experiences.


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!



Tono mai: Apply Now!


If you have the required experience and a passion for developing life-long learners who think and act sustainably, then we want to hear from you!


For a copy of the position description please click here


Applications close Wednesday, 1st June 2022


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.