Careers At Enable

  • Sustainability Manager

    If you have experience in sustainability of a related discipline, you could be the person for us!

    What does Enable do?

    120,000 local families, businesses, schools, and healthcare and community service providers are now enjoying the benefits of world-class fibre broadband in greater Christchurch.  ‘Connecting our Community with Unlimited Opportunity’ is Enable’s purpose. This is being realised today with the people of Christchurch enjoying unprecedented access to global markets, services and customers; connecting with each other and the world in exciting new ways; benefitting from advancing online community services; and making the most of digital learning opportunities. The critical role of fibre broadband has been clear through the COVID-19 crisis and Enable and our services are set to play a huge role in the Christchurch’s social and economic growth as we move beyond this crisis and into future embracing the Internet of Things, Smart City and Artificial Intelligence.

    Enable is 100 percent owned by the people of Christchurch, through the Christchurch City Council.   We strive to operate our business in a sustainable way and are working towards achieving lower emissions and waste.  In addition, we are committed to reducing the digital divide with a vision of ensuring more people can participate in and benefit from broadband connectivity and online opportunities.

    The Sustainability Manager plays a significant role in Enable’s future growth and success by working across the business to develop and implement a long-term sustainability strategy that will drive the business’ overarching goal of supporting and nurturing a truly sustainable future for Christchurch.

    This person will successfully plan, deliver, monitor, and report on specific initiatives to meet key sustainability objectives focused on environmental, social, and economic impacts. They will work closely with operational teams, as a sustainability subject matter expert, to ensure that all business initiatives are considered with a sustainability lens and that Enable’s progress on sustainability is a core part of our brand and go to market strategies. They will be integral to create a culture of sustainability across Enable and will lead the engagement with key sustainability partners and other key related stakeholders.

    Ensuring long-term sustainability aspirations are entrenched in all business decisions will ensure Enable’s strategies benefits our community and the planet, and will support the business to be the most sustainable provider of internet broadband services as communities become increasingly driven by the desire for increasing sustainability. 

    To be successful, you will have:

    · Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience is required in sustainability or a strongly associated discipline.

    · 5 years’ experience in sustainability management in a business or similar organisation.

    · Specific experience in developing an organisation-wide sustainability strategy.

    · Experience working across all three areas of sustainability – environmental, economic, and social.

    · A proven understanding of the current (and potential future) regulatory environment regarding sustainability.

    · Strong stakeholder management skills, able to facilitate and present to Senior Leadership team 

    Why you should apply?

    We care about our people. We’re a team who like to motivate ourselves and support each other to succeed. We celebrate success, and we are passionate about developing our people to their fullest potential. Joining us means joining a caring and collaborative environment with people who enjoy getting stuff done – not to mention that this is an opportunity to be part of a high profile, nationally significant project that will grow your career and shape the future of Christchurch!

    Next steps

    Our values underpin the delivery of our purpose, and our promise to ensure that our customers never stop getting more out of life.

    · Smash boundaries – Work together to create bold new outcomes

    · Keep it simple and fresh – Innovation loves clarity

    Own the experience – Take charge and make great happen now 

    Sustainability Manager Job Description


Chris Gant

Network Services Manager

Chris has been with Enable since 2011 and is responsible for working with our connection partners to improve the quality and efficiency of installing our network to homes and businesses, and regularly interacts with a range of stakeholders.

The role requires an extensive technical background in the telecommunication network sector, as well as good communication skills and the ability to complete tasks on time. With over 35 years’ industry experience, and having completed training to an advanced trade level, Chris continues his personal development by completing certification courses as technology develops.

“I enjoy being part of busy team, providing solutions to a range of requests, and liaising with various parties throughout the business.”

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