Vacancies at SBN

Events Manager

Want to work with New Zealand’s leading sustainable businesses and deliver impactful events to make our country a better place?

The Sustainable Business Network is seeking maternity cover full time for one year (starting June 2019) for our Events Manager role. This role is based in Auckland.

To flourish in this role you will need to be creative, incredibly well organised and experienced in event management with a passion for sustainability. You will be working within a busy team environment and working with a diverse group of supporters and stakeholders. Creating high profile profitable events that create value for business is critical to the success of this role.

The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is a social enterprise made up of businesses, governmental agencies and organisations located across the country. Our members connect through events, resources and projects to help New Zealand become a more sustainable nation.

The Events Manager will work closely with the National Network Manager in the organization and delivery of events, and with the National Communications Manager in the communications and marketing of events.

 The Events Manager will run a series of events as per the national events plan.  They should be a professional series of impactful events that ooze sustainability and meet or exceed budgets.

We are looking for someone with an abundance of enthusiasm and a positive attitude, creativity, and the ability to deliver events to a high standard.

If you’re a team player and passionate about the role of sustainability in business,  we’d like to hear from you!

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here.  Applications are to be made via seek only here and close Friday 15th March 2019.


If you are interested in joining SBN as an intern, you can complete a speculative internship application form and send it to

At SBN staff and interns work together to help deliver a range of services to members both in person and online.  Members are encouraged to make a contribution towards our four transformation areas by providing expertise, collaborating on projects, participating in events and conferences, or showcasing their work at our annual Awards and other events.

Internships are unpaid voluntary positions.  They are often filled by students who are working towards or have completed an academic course of study and usually have a specific focus to complete a particular task or project.

At SBN you’ll gain knowledge and experience in sustainability from our leading sustainability practitioners and we hope that you will gain both personal and job satisfaction.

If you are interested please fill in this form and email it to