Background and Job Profile

‘Conscious Consumers’ is a business accreditation and customer loyalty scheme that helps hospitality businesses respond effectively to increasing consumer demand for environmentally and socially responsible products and services.

The scheme was launched in Wellington in June 2010 and Auckland in July 2011, and expanded to the Waikato in September last year. The initial focus was on the café sector. In early 2012 additional funding was secured to ‘revamp’ the scheme and move into the wider hospitality sector and the South Island. The launch of the new scheme is scheduled for 15 November 2012.

To support the expansion of the new scheme an Otago Regional Coordinator needs to be appointed. The Coordinator will require a diverse range of skills and attributes and lead sales and promotion in the Otago region. The Coordinator will be responsible for relationship management with hospitality retailers, suppliers and stakeholders, as well as regular reporting and communications with the National Office in Wellington.

This is an open term, home office-based, contract position

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Signing up hospitality businesses and suppliers to the scheme, including supporting businesses through the necessary appraisal process (this video illustrates what businesses will do to verify compliance in the new scheme)
  • Promoting the scheme in local networks, including consumer groups and business associations
  • Running 2-3 events/year to promote the scheme to businesses and consumers
  • Maintaining good relationships with participating businesses
  • Planning and reporting to National Director

Skills/attributes needed

  • Motivated self-starter, with ability to work independently
  • Sales and marketing experience and excellent written and oral communications
  • Project management skills, including event planning and coordinating volunteers
  • Professional and friendly character
  • An interest in ethical business practices
  • Drivers licence and own transport an advantage

Start date, pay rate and targets.

Start date for the position is Friday 16 November, which would involve a 1-day training session in Wellington. From Monday 19 November to Friday 15 March the Coordinator would be paid approximately $250/week (paid monthly in arrears).

In addition, phone and travel costs of up to $160/month will be paid.

Target sales of 26 hospitality businesses and 12 suppliers will be expected.

If targets are met, a similar weekly pay rate would be paid from 15 March.


Please apply by email with CV and a short cover letter by 5pm Sunday 21 October to the National Director, Ben Gleisner: