Tihei Mauriora

E nga waka, E nga hau e wha. E nga mana. E nga iwi o te motu nei.

E nga rangatira, nga hunga ma e tika ana mo tenei mahi.

Horahia te kupu ki te tono mo tenei mahi – Mauriora.

Based in Richmond and reporting to the Chief Executive, this is a senior advisor role to the Chief Executive, the Leadership Team, and the Mayor and Councillors. In this role, you will take the lead in the development of strategic and operational rangatira to rangatira relationships between the Tasman District Council and the nine iwi of the Tasman District. As such, you will have the mana to stand and engage with iwi leaders, community groups and staff.

You will also provide cultural support to the Chief Executive, Mayor and Councillors, and Council staff in respect of tikanga; and provide leadership and guidance to both, to partner effectively with Maori and support an internal culture that is welcoming, inclusive and acknowledges te ao Māori. You will therefore have a proven record of interacting at all levels across an organisation.

We’re looking for someone who can add real value to the work of the Council and the performance of the organisation by enhancing engagement between iwi, Council and the wider community to help realise the partnership embodied by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. You will have a sound working knowledge of tikanga me ona mātauranga Māori, a good understanding of Māori business both locally and nationally and of legislation directly related to Māori issues.

The Te Kaunihera o te tai o Aorere is a unitary council in one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions. Our population is around 48,000 and our area covers about 9,000 km2. The climate, a beautiful coastline and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors are some of the main reasons why people choose to be here.

We offer a great place to live and work, an attractive salary plus benefits, and assistance with relocation is available.

You can view the full details, and submit your application online at https://careers.tasman.govt.nz/Vacancies or for more information contact the Human Resources Team on Ph. 03 543 8393.

Ref. 5606105

Applications close 29 August 2021

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