2 Aug 2020

Full-Time 3 Senior Iwi Positions – Taitoko

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentAnywhere

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Job Description



  • Kaupapa Māori environment.
  • 3 exciting, newly created positions based in Taitoko, (Levin) Horowhenua.
  • Make a difference – be a change maker.

Pre-settlement iwi led by a growing Te Ao Māori organisation will attract those with innovation, leadership, and cultural competency.

“Whakahono kia tu kaha Muaūpoko”

Unite, stand strong Muaūpoko

Muaūpoko Tribal Authority (MTA) was established in 1997 as an Incorporated Society.  Its main purpose is to protect Muaūpoko identity, assets and to build a stronger economic, social and culture base for Muaūpoko people.

MTA continues to support Muaūpoko Iwi member aspirations in all spheres and is recognised as the representative Iwi organisation for Muaūpoko; delivering broad ranging services from Taiao, Community, Health, Whānau Ora, Education, Fisheries to Iwi development, advocacy and representation.

Muaūpoko Vision is Whakahono kia tū kaha Muaūpoko. This is about developing a base and ability to stand strong and unite, so that together Muaūpoko people control their destiny.

It is the organisations goal to:

  • empower our hapū, whānau and marae.
  • protect our identity, assets, and environment.
  • enhance our economic wealth, health, culture, and social wellbeing.
  • invest in our future.

Now is the time to join an exciting phase of the journey of growth and opportunity, and influence real change and prosperity; to effect meaningful change for generations to come.  MTA have 3 new senior level positions to meet the demands of entering a time of growth.

Taitoko, Horowhenua

With the construction of the Wellington Northern Motorway corridor, from 2021, 760,000 people will live within an hour’s drive – between the Tararua Ranges and the Tasman Sea.  Horowhenua is the perfect place to live, work and play for every stage of life and offers a stunning natural environment on the lower west coast of the North Island, where the mountains meet the sea offering the sunniest and warmest climate on the west coast of the lower North Island.  As a key transport hub, Horowhenua offers all essential services and sophisticated facilities while at the same time provides a wealth of quintessential New Zealand experiences from the simple pleasures of a walk along a pristine beach to experiencing life in classic Kiwi way.

Business Support and Planning Lead - Ref: MTA1

Leading a small, centralised team who deliver integral backbone support and executive/operational administration requirements – including communications – to the Iwi and Community Services Business, this position will draw on the skills of an experienced business generalist with strong financial skills.

Supporting the CEO, Board and Business leads – this role has overview of finance function, services contracts budgets, cash flow, grant process, audit, accreditations, risk and assurance processes.  This position will ensure that annual and strategic business planning processes are in place, costs are closely managed and quality assurance frameworks are operational. As the successful candidate – you will have broad fiscal knowledge alongside strong business experience and skills within policy and quality frameworks.

Managing supplier relationships, property projects and contract effectiveness, you will be a commercially astute operator; with sound negotiation skills, and a personal reputation as strong, flexible and unflappable. Driven by a love of creating order from ambiguity and deriving joy from seeing things “done properly” – you will have a track record of working with a wide variety of stakeholders alongside a level of experience which enables you to quickly embed a backbone support service which empowers and enables the Muaūpoko Tribal Authority team, and Iwi members to stand strong and thrive.

Taiao Manager – Permanent – Ref MTA2

A fantastic opportunity exists for someone who has technical expertise in legislative and statutory (e.g. RMA and Local Authority) processes and is focussed on building capability and culture which can reinforce MTA’s commitment to the care of the whenua and other aspects of the Taiao for Muaūpoko.  This includes assets and resources that are relied upon to enhance the overall well-being of Muaūpoko mana whenua.  You will work across world views seamlessly, translating a Māori world view to that of a contemporary one as seen within the environmental sector, keeping core to being an advocate for Muaūpoko iwi, hapū and marae and representing Muaūpoko requirements.

The key focus of the Taiao Manager is to establish, develop and lead a team to enhance Muaūpoko capacity  through delivery of MTA‘s regulatory, statutory, cultural planning and cultural monitoring services. These include resource consents, local, district and government plans, monitoring and environment court processes. Alongside this you will promote stakeholder awareness and an understanding of MTA’s vision and values for all aspects of cultural, environmental management and conservation of all aspects of our Taiao.  No day will be the same as you will be charged with planning, monitoring and supporting our ongoing responsibility as Kaitiaki and our expectations as a Treaty partner. Ensuring the protection, preservation integrity and sustainability of our Taiao and that Treaty of Waitangi principles are enacted – will be achieved through active relationships, strong partnership agreements, sustainable management plans and activating preservation and protection processes.  In addition you will develop a team, advocate, model and produce a repository of cultural values, environmental Matauranga, Iwi history, status and aspirations about our Taiao to ensure respect and retention of historic information, continuity and protection for the future. This role will help to guide the continued development of Kaitiakitanga, capacity and capability within Muaūpoko iwi, hapū and whanau members.

Rangatahi Programme Lead – Fixed Term (1 year) – Ref: MTA3

This newly created position will attract those with experience in developing highly successful teams and Rangatahi programs. Charged with embedding a delivery model to achieve unique, stand out, whānau centric and culturally contextual services, you will have demonstrated leadership in terms of building a strong positive and inspirational Youth team who relate well to Rangatahi and whānau and can deliver equally to clients and portfolio requirements.

Leading change in terms of experiences and outcomes for rangatahi and whānau, across all community demographics, you will be a resilient leader, who has a proven track record in mentoring, coaching and development.  Able to take people with you on your journey, you will be equally comfortable pitching programme delivery as you are in managing the service delivery standards and coaching the team.

Risk aware, though not risk adverse, the programme lead will be skilled in, change and transition management as well as assurance and reporting.  Representing and advocating for Rangatahi and whānau across community groups and agencies, you will champion and lead sector initiative’s on behalf of MTA as part of local and regional rangatahi services collective.

While the role is offered as 1 year – the successful candidate has the ability to create their own future permanency through developing a team and programmes that make a difference and deliver outcomes for Rangatahi and whānau.

These roles are influential, varied and will provide a significant opportunity for you to contribute to the future of Muaūpoko Iwi, hapū and Whanau members.  Across these newly created positions is a need for each candidate to demonstrate the ability to build, strengthen and maintain inter sectorial collaboration, keep the interests of Muaūpoko members as paramount, build stakeholder relationships experience in strategic planning, financial management, resource allocation and negotiation

A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable for each position as is a passion for improving outcomes for tamariki Māori and whānau. An understanding and respect of Te Reo me ona tikanga, and the relationships that exist within Te Ao Māori – marae, whānau, hapū and iwi is essential.

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis, please email your cover letter and current CV with the reference number, through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment Ltd at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the positions, please call on (09) 632 1108.

Applications Close: Monday 24th August 2020 at 5pm.

How to Apply

To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis, please email your cover letter and current CV with the reference number, through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment Ltd at heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or if you have questions regarding the positions, please call on (09) 632 1108. Applications Close: Monday 24th August 2020 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Iwi. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 18 days.

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