BLAKE is looking for a Programme Manager!
March 25, 2024

Programme Manager – Climate

  • Exciting opportunity to connect people with the natural world through a range of experiential learning and leadership development programmes.
  • Support and manage delivery of BLAKE programmes that inspire and empower people to be kaitiaki o te taiao.

BLAKE is seeking a Programme Manager to help us deliver our programmes in the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland region.


BLAKE (Sir Peter Blake Trust) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to continuing Sir Peter Blake’s environmental leadership legacy. Our purpose is to re-start people caring for the environment…through adventure, participation, education and enjoyment. We do this by providing life-changing experiences and programmes that follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake himself.


This is a full-time position working as part of a team to support and manage delivery of BLAKE programmes. The role will support the planning and delivery of BLAKE programmes, including NZ-VR, BLAKE Explorers, BLAKE Inspire, and BLAKE Expeditions. The role will also regularly deliver NZ-VR lessons in schools. Ideally, we are looking for someone with a strong background in climate science. On occasions, the role will also support and deliver public events and activations undertaken by BLAKE.

  • Support the planning and delivery of BLAKE programmes.
  • Manage key programme tasks including participant recruitment, programme content planning and development, logistics such as travel and accommodation, and student and support staff liaison.
  • Regularly deliver NZVR in schools, and manage NZVR equipment, as and when required.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to support the ongoing development of content within BLAKE programmes (ideally bringing expertise in climate change).
  • Work with BLAKE partners to ensure the effective delivery and continuous improvement of BLAKE programmes.
  • Support programme evaluation and deliver reporting to funders, stakeholders and Board on BLAKE programmes and activity, as required.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute strongly to the culture of the organisation.
  • Strong knowledge in environmental / sustainability issues, especially climate change/climate science.
  • Strong project management skills including attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate to and work directly with young people and/or teachers.
  • Confident to deliver inspiring lessons to students.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key partners.
  • A strong interest and concern for the natural world.
  • A commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and an enthusiasm for engaging with te ao Māori. Strong knowledge in this area would be advantageous.
  • Full driver license required.

Apply via SEEK or send your covering letter and CV to [email protected] before Monday 15th April.