Opportunities for paid employment

Environment Network Manawatu (ENM) employs a number of staff in both operational and project-specific roles.  ENM, represented by its Management Committee is committed to being a good employer applying good faith principles and providing a quality working environment, as well as fair, transparent and consistent employment processes.  The organisation values:

  • EGALITARIANISM – we avoid hierarchy
  • RESPECT – We acknowledge our personal idiosyncrasies and humanity. We have compassion for each other and our staff
  • INCLUSIVENESS- While we have areas in which we may primarily work, we keep each other in the loop on a needs know basis and support each other when we observe overload.
  • CONSENSUS- Is our favoured method of decision making.  In doing this we acknowledge that it may take longer but the delay is worthwhile because there is better understanding of how the decision came about.
  • COLLABORATION – We acknowledge that we may need to go outside our number on occasions for the expertise that we need.  When there is a heavy workload in a particular area we offer to share the load. We work with each other, our members and local authorities to come up with best solutions. 

Current Vacancies

Manawatū Food Action Network (MFAN) – Kai Resilience Project Manager 

25 hours per week

Wage Range - $28-30 per hour. One-year fixed term with ideal starting date of 4 July 2022

Manawatū Food Action Network (MFAN) aims to empower and enable community to take charge of their food security and resilience. This will positively contribute to mental and physical health, create more connectivity and skills, and decrease dependency on handouts.

We are seeking a team player with excellent networking, inter-organisational coordination, project management, and leadership skills; with a flair for securing additional funds; and a passion for growing kai sustainability and resilience.

What you’ll do.

You will be responsible for creating the conditions (political support, stakeholder support, funding, tangata whenua engagement) to ensure the successful implementation of the recently developed 4412 Kai Resilience Strategy (KRS) which focuses on increasing food resilience in the western suburbs of Palmerston North.

Who you are.

You will have a passion for increasing kai sustainability and resiliency. You will have proven experience in project and stakeholder management, with strong skills in planning and prioritizing. You will enjoy the benefits of nurturing excellent relationships and will be a clear, and impactful written and verbal communicator. 

Does this sound like you?

Click here to link through to the job description.

How to Apply.

Applications should be submitted by the closing date via email to admin@enm.org.nz and must include a CV and cover letter.


Closing date for applications:  5pm, Sunday 12th June 2022.