Working with us

Environment Canterbury values

Working for Environment Canterbury gives our staff the opportunity to work for the good of the environment in the company of a wide variety of highly-qualified specialists who achieve tremendous satisfaction from their work.

Our values

Our values are our organisational commitment to each other and our community. They are a promise of how we will go about delivering on our vision and purpose: Taking action together to shape a thriving and resilient Canterbury, now and for future generations. Toitū te marae o Tāne, toitū te marae o Tangaroa, toitū te iwi. 


Your commitment to Environment Canterbury will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package. We constantly monitor our salaries by participating in regular salary surveys. This ensures our remuneration is consistent with the national local government market, as well as the wider jobs market. We also review most salaries annually based on performance.


Most of our staff are based at our brand new Tuam Street building and are able to access flexible start and finish times. We recognise and reward people with annual salary reviews, staff awards and personal and professional development opportunities.

We strive for a culture that is inclusive of diversity and focused on continual improvement. We grow and challenge our people by offering secondments, mentoring and coaching and leadership and management training.

We also offer free flu vaccinations, staff discounts from selected retailers, leave without pay, secure cycle storage and shower facilities, discounted health insurance, sponsorship for staff sports teams, long-service leave and additional parental leave incentives.

Superannuation and medical insurance

We provide access to the SuperEasy KiwiSaver Scheme for eligible employees and have also set up a group medical insurance scheme with Southern Cross Health Society.

Continuous learning

We support staff through a range of learning and development opportunities, including coaching, mentoring and technical training and are committed to bringing fresh talent into the organisation. Financial assistance and study leave may also be available for employees who want to study part-time for relevant qualifications.