Current Vacancy

Plastic Pollution Challenge Project Coordinator

12 months fixed term, average of 20 hours per week

Applications close: 5.00pm, 27 May 2020 

Manawatū River Source to Sea (Source to Sea) is seeking a Coordinator for a fixed term contract to implement the Plastic Pollution Challenge Programme of Work over the next 12 months. This role will suit a proactive, flexible and motivated individual with proven project coordination skills who wants to make a difference to the environment. This newly formed role needs someone with the tenacity to build on existing ideas, implement an agreed Programme of Work, a strong ability for growing and managing relationships and a passion for eliminating (plastic) waste from our streams and stormwater drains.

As the Plastic Pollution Challenge Project Coordinator for Manawatū River Source to Sea you will be required to:

  • Work with Source to Sea members and stakeholders on implementing the project work funded through a specific grant. This includes:

    • the planning and coordination of all activities,

    • working together with iwi partners,

    • liaising with Source to Sea member groups and other stakeholders

    • managing to stay within budget,

    • reporting on progress in the format required

  • Build new relationships and maintain existing relationships

  • Organise, communicate and promote events and bring these to successful conclusions, within agreed budgets and timeframes

  • Keep relevant publications and documents up-to-date

  • Deal with relevant inquiries

  • Have your own transport and a clean driver’s license

  • Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) as well as potential Covid-19 requirements at all times

  • Provide monthly written updates on achievements and challenges to the Project Steering Group.

In this role you will be a self-starter, able to work independently and collaboratively with paid staff and volunteers of Environment Network Manawatū and Source to Sea sub-committee of Environment Network Manawatū. You need strong organizational and time management skills, analytical skills and the ability to demonstrate your project delivery skills. You will need confidence and be able to build and maintain relationships and seek out new funding opportunities.

The preferred applicant will have a relevant tertiary qualification, and/or extensive practical experience in project delivery.

A job specification for this position can be obtained from Environment Network Manawatū, PO Box 1271, Level 2, 74 The Square, Palmerston North 4440. P:06 3550126. E: or at this link.

Applications should include a CV and cover letter and be submitted to by the closing date.