20 Oct 2021

Full-Time Iwi and Co-Governance Manager – Kai-Hono Whakahaere A Iwi

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana Recruitment Ltd.Taupō, Waikato, New Zealand

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Taupo District Council

Job Description

Iwi and Co-Governance ManagerKai-Hono Whakahaere A Iwi

  • Extensive experience in co-governance agreements and iwi relationships
  • Support the connection between Council and District, iwi and hapū.
  • Highly influential leadership role.

Take a leading role in co-governance and projects working with local iwi and hapū, councillors and the wider Taupō community.

Ko wai mātou – Who are we?

Taupō District Council (TDC) is a progressive organisation committed to Working with its communities

The TDC mission is:

Making a better life for you and your families.”

The Taupō District is a great place to live, work and raise a whānau. Acting as custodians of this land, and like generations before, who raised families and dedicated their lives to making this place what it is today, TDC take responsibility for steering the way forward for future generations. Looking for people who share this mindset, and grounded by values of uniting, connecting and delivering, TDC recognise that together they can help create a bright future for the district and the communities they serve.

The Six key behaviours which summarises how TDC operates and support their values are:

  • Share and seek information with open, effective, and intentional communication.
  • Support one another with honesty, respect, and integrity in all interactions.
  • Exceed expectations of the community and beyond.
  • Seek improvement in all that we do.
  • Harmonise life and work.
  • Build a stronger relationship with the whenua and the people.

With so many exciting projects, there’s never been a more inspiring time to lead the iwi and co-governance team and become part of the wider TDC whānau.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

This is a high-profile, leadership opportunity, which very much takes the principal role in co-governance and projects working with local iwi and hapū, and with councillors and across the wider community. The Iwi and Co-Governance Manager will manage strategic relationships with Treaty partners, taking responsibility for relationship establishment, planning, and ongoing maintenance, ensuring a high trust and confidence environment is enhanced at all levels of engagement. Establishing a framework and associated reporting metrics, you will ensure strategic outcomes are clearly communicated and delivered organisation-wide

You will provide strategic thought leadership, and expertise across the organisation and work collaboratively at a senior level with the enterprise and executive leadership team. This position requires a trusted leader, influencing, and spearheading culture both vertically and horizontally across the organisation.

Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all Treaty partners for mutual benefit, you will champion the integration of kaupapa Māori into ‘business as usual’ and develop a framework for cultural competence to build confidence across the Council advising on iwi and hapū relationship matters to enable informed decisions, and to enhance partnerships. As such, this position will call out to those with a superior cultural competency, who can authentically engage from the marae to the boardroom, and able to demonstrate and promote tikanga Māori in a humble and uplifting way.

Facilitating engagement and providing strategic advice to Council regarding issues of concern to Māori; the position will provide you with the platform to continuously look for ways in which to have real and meaningful input from iwi into decision making at a regional level.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role.

In order to deliver in this position, you will have already demonstrated effective leadership in a strategic relationship, Māori, or Iwi centric role. This key leadership role will also require those with a decade or more of comparable experience. Presenting with strong knowledge of tikanga and kawa, you will be ensuring Council is supporting iwi, hapū and whānau as a good Treaty partner. Furthermore, you will have significant cultural competency underpinned by your own personal mana and aspire to bring about change.

A relevant degree qualification is highly desirable, but may be offset by considerable, relevant experience.

Skills, knowledge, and experience required for application include:

  • In depth experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Treaty partners for mutual benefit, and a solid understanding of co-governance and iwi relationships.
  • Strong knowledge, understanding and comfort in te reo me ōna tikanga.
  • An understanding of the political, economic, and regulatory environment applicable to New Zealand local authorities, including the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Extensive experience growing an organisation’s cultural capacity and capability
  • A demonstrated leader of people – the ability to develop and empower teams, uplift, and enhance the mana of others.
  • Proven thought leadership at a strategic level – ability to proactively assist in the direction of the organisation.
  • Experienced with budgetary management, and fiscal reporting.
  • The experience to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders through advocacy, negotiation, and collaboration and the ability to influence, persuade and inspire others to achieve results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the ability to influence and enable change.
  • Have a humbleness of spirit, lack of ego, and a quiet determination in all you do.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, you will be a pivotal member of the enterprise leadership team. Managing a host of internal and external stakeholder relationships (and managing a small team of your own direct reports), you will be critical in the connection you make and enhance across community groups, central government agencies, iwi, hapū and Māori. Leading by example, you will  demonstrate to your team and to the wider organisation that the safety and wellness of the people of TDC is critically important in everything they do. You will drive continuous improvement and be committed to identifying, prioritising, and delivering on value-adding outcomes for TDC and the local communities.

Based between the central Taupō office and mobile between various TDC sites, as well as around the District, you will enjoy working in an agile manner. This position is varied in scope and scale and presents a truly unique opportunity. Remuneration is positioned to attract a high calibre of skill set and culturally relevant experience.

Te tono – How to apply:

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

The closing date for applications, has been extended to Monday 22nd of November 2021 at 5.00pm

How to Apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

The closing date for applications, has been extended to Monday 22nd of November 2021 at 5.00pm

Job Categories: Governance, Government / Local Government, Iwi, and Leadership/Management. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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