Manukura Tautoko Maori/Team Leader Maori Advisory Support

Posted on 26-May-2022  
Application Close Date: 27-May-2022
Job Details
Location:
Wellington
Category:
Maori Relations
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
GW/1628645
Attachments:

Are you passionate about making a difference for Māori?  You will enjoy working with executive leadership teams, councillors, mana whenua and Māori communities to change the way we work.

About the role

In the role of Team Leader Māori Advisory Support, you will lead a small team focused on providing robust specialist advice to enhance the organisation's responsiveness to our obligations to Māori. You will work alongside your team members to provide practical, informed and insightful perspectives and contributions across the breadth of our work at Greater Wellington – from public transport, to biosecurity, from finance to ICT.   

Your team will lead research, policy development and advice, collection and analysis of information on the social, cultural, environmental, and economic needs of Māori, whanau, hapū, iwi to help deliver improved outcomes and achieve Council's statutory responsibilities.

Success in this role will require excellent working relationships with key corporate groups and business groups across the organisation. You will engage directly with Councillors and the Executive Leadership Team and with territorial authority peers in the region and nationwide and in central government agencies. You will establish effective working relationships with mana whenua and Māori representatives, and will work in partnership to enhance understanding of Council business and operations.

You will also lead and guide Council in helping grow our cultural capability from a Māori perspective on policy and development issues, including defining how Greater Wellington responds to mātauranga Māori and embeds mātauranga into our decision-making. Your proven skills in navigating between different cultural world views, and bringing those worlds closer together is a prerequisite. Your ability to operate effectively with a high level of diplomacy, remain neutral, and provide unbiased, well founded advice is a cornerstone to your operational capability for this role.

What you'll bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, and 8 or more years relevant work experience
  • Strong leadership skills that empower and motivate others
  • Demonstrated capability influencing senior leaders and external stakeholders
  • Experience in leading a team, or mentoring and coaching other staff
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with tangata whenua, whānau, marae, hapū and iwi.
  • Excellent skills in applying a Māori policy and advisory perspective

 

It is ideal if you have:

  • Fluency in Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori
  • Experience in central or local government context and understands the pressures facing local government

 

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments:

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • “Dress for your day”
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern, new offices in vibrant Cuba Street

 

How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact Brett Cockeram, Manager Maori Outcomes 021 147 4645 or email brett.cockeram@gw.govt.nz

Applications Close: Friday 27 May 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

 

Manukura Tautoko Māori

E kaingākau nui ana koe ki te hāpai i te Māori?  Ka harikoa hoki koe ki te mahi tahi me ngā rangapū whakahaere, kaikaunihera, mana whenua me ngā hapori Māori ki te whakapai ake i ā mātou mahi.

 

  • He tūranga ki te tautoko i te whakawhanaketanga o ngā kaimahi, o te tōpūtanga tonu
  • He āheinga hoki ki te whakapai ake i ngā āhuatanga mō te Māori, ki tō mātou wāhi mahi me te hapori whānui
  • He ārahi, he tautoko hoki i ngā mahi kaupapa here, rautaki hoki ki tā te Māori titiro
  • He tūranga ki Te Whanganui a Tara

 

He whakamārama mō te tūranga

Hei Manukura Tautoko Māori, māu e hautū tētahi kapa iti e arotahi ana ki te tohutohu mātau ki te kawe tika i ā mātou herenga ki te Māori.  Ka mahi tahi koutou ko tō kapa ki te tuku whakaaro e pā ana ki te mahinga, ki te mōhiotanga, ki te māramatanga hoki me te takoha ki ā mātou wāhanga katoa ki Te Pane Matua – mai i te waka whenua tūmatanui, ki te haumaru koiora, mai i te ahumoni ki te ICT.

Mā tō kapa e para te huarahi ki te rangahau, ki te waihanga kaupapa here me te tohutohu, ki te whakaemi me te tātari kōrero e pā ana ki ngā hiahia pāpori, ahurea, taiao, ōhanga o te Māori, o te whānau, o te hapū, o te iwi kia pai ake ai ngā hua me te whakatutuki i ngā herenga ā-ture o te Kaunihera.

Kia angitū ai tēnei tūranga me hiranga te whakawhanaungatanga ki ngā rangatōpū matua me ngā rōpū pakihi huri i te tōpūtanga.  Ka kotahi atu koe ki ngā Kaikaunihera me te Rūnanga Whāiti, ki ngā kaihāpai takiwā i roto i te rohe, i te motu whānui tae noa ki ngā umanga kāwanatanga.  Ka whakatūria e koe ngā mahinga tahitanga pakari me te mana whenua, me ngā māngai Māori, ā, ka mahi tahi ki te whakamārama ake i te mōhiotanga mō ngā mahi me ngā whakahaere o te Kaunihera.

Māu anō e ārahi te Kaunihera kia whakatupuria tō mātou māia ki te ahurea Māori i roto i ngā kaupapa here me ngā take whakawhanake, tae noa ki ngā urupare o Te Pane Matua ki te mātauranga Māori me te tuituinga o te mātauranga ki roto i ā mātou whakataunga.  Kia taunga kē koe ki ngā āronga ao me te tuitui i ngā āronga.  Me manawanui koe kia whakahangahanga, kia ngākau tapatahi e taea ai te tohutohu me te ārahi rangatira ngā mahi.  He mea nui ēnei mō tēnei tūranga.

Ko ngā pūkenga ōu:

 

  • He tohu mātauranga e hāngai ana, he tautōhitotanga mahi nui ake i te 8 tau
  • He kaha ki te ārahi e puta ai te mana me te hīkaka o te tangata.
  • Taunga kē koe ki te whakaaweawe i ngā kaiārahi matua me te hunga whaipānga
  • Taunga hoki koe ki te ārahi kapa, ki te āwhina, ki te whakaako kaimahi kē
    • Taunga kē hoki koe ki te whakawhirinaki ki te tangata whenua, ki te whānau, ki te marae, ki te hapū, ki te iwi.
    • Pūkenga hiranga ki te whakatinana i te whakaaro Māori i roto i te kaupapa here me ngā tohutohu

Ko te painga atu mehemea:

  • E mātau ana koe ki Te Reo me ōna tikanga Māori
  • He mōhiotanga ki ngā huringa o te kāwanatanga ā-rohe me te mārama ki ngā taumahatanga ki runga i te kāwanatanga ā-rohe.

Ko ā mātou painga

He tini ā mātou painga pērā i te āhua o te mahi kia āwhinatia ngā kaimahi ki te whakataurite i tō rātou āhua noho me ā rātou mahi.  He mea nui hoki ki a mātou ko te whakatupu pūkenga i roto i ngā mahinga katoa o te kaunihera.

Me pēhea e tono ai

Mehemea he reka ēnei kōrero ki a koe, whāia te hononga i raro nei ki te pānui i te rārangi mahi me te tono ki tēnei tūranga.  Homai tētahi reta whakamārama e whakaatu mai ai i te take e pīrangi ana koe ki te piri mai ki a mātou, ā, māu, mā tō noho mai ka aha. 

Mō ētahi kōrero anō, whakapā atu ki a Brett Cockeram 021 147 4645, ki tōna imēra rānei brett.cockeram@gw.govt.nz