Come work with us

If you know even a little about EcoMatters, you’ll know that we’re all about doing good mahi (work) for the environment. We’re a community focused charitable trust and find that, while our whānau (family) has a lot in common, we’re all individuals with a colourful range of interests too. There is space here for those who love plants and want to work or volunteer in the nursery to those who want to make an impact in zero waste and everything in between. 

Would you like to join our growing hapori (community) of change-makers? Check our current vacancies or express your interest on our volunteer page.

Job vacancies

Weed Ranger

Part time – 30 hours per week. Some weekend work may be required.

Do you know your stuff when it comes to working in nature, caring for our native bush, controlling pest weeds and working with the community? Do you have the skills to teach and share your knowledge? We’re seeking a Weed Ranger to join our Pest and Predator Free team.

This hands-on role is responsible for managing weed control on private properties within the Buffer Zone, created to protect the beautiful Waitākere Ranges.

The role is varied and fast-paced and you must be physically fit, with a friendly and professional manner, as you’ll be working with a wide range of people. You’ll also be teaching and mentoring a junior team member working with you.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A minimum 12 months experience in weed control, including spraying, and cut and paste methods
  • A sound understanding of the health and safety requirements of this role
  • A full, clean driver’s licence
  • Sound knowledge of restoration approaches and environmental issues, the ability to communicate these and take required action
  • Ability to work effectively with initiative, timeliness and accuracy
  • A willingness to pitch in, as and where needed, adapting to any situation.

This part-time role is based in West Auckland, for up to 30 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. Some weekend work may be required.

Find out more here. Please apply in writing only to [email protected] before Saturday 5 February 2022.

Call for EcoMatters Board Members (voluntary)

Join the EcoMatters Environment Trust Board and contribute to a healthy environment and connected community.

Are you engaged and empathetic, with your finger on the pulse of sustainable stewardship? The EcoMatters Board is on the lookout for new trustees to help further the organisation’s aims of connecting people and place and nurturing kaitiakitanga.

We’re looking for a trustee to join our board and support the organisation in:

  • Providing governance oversight of EcoMatters operations and financial management
  • Building influence across the environmental stewardship ecosystem
  • Setting strategic direction and priorities
  • Providing leadership, empathy and connections
  • Bringing creativity, critical thinking and an innovative approach to environmental and social responsibility

The board is committed to driving a culture that values diverse thinking and inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from a broad range of ethnicities, younger members of the community, and individuals with a disability. All applicants welcome, and prior board experience is not a prerequisite.

Find out more, including how to apply, here

Team Leader – Waste & Food

Fixed Term, One Year Parental Leave Cover

Are you passionate about the environment, know a lot about waste minimisation and have great leadership skills as well as a lot of experience in managing teams?

We are looking for someone to cover parental leave for 1 year, leading our Waste & Food Teams. This would involve managing several projects, as well as delivering and supporting the two teams to deliver EcoMatters’ initiatives.

Find out more, including how to apply, here. Applications close 15 November.

If you would like to work with us here at EcoMatters we recommend checking this page regularly – you never know what’s around the corner!

Or if you think volunteering might just be your gig and you have some time to offer, find out more at Volunteer.


Are you a student looking to grow your experience and understanding of sustainable practices and initiatives in the community? Then we’d love to hear from you.

We take in interns all year round and we suggest you express your interest well ahead of coming aboard so there’s a much greater chance of giving you a placement. Simply email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch. 

More information about the role and how to apply.