27 May 2019

Full-Time Kaihautū – Chief Executive

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Kaihautū – Chief Executive

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Trust

  • Strategic and operational leadership.
  • Ability to lead, enable and inspire strategy into action.
  • Ability to facilitate multiple conversations with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in Iwi Māori development.
  • Based in Whanganui.

Demonstrated achievement record as a GM or CE? Set the operational direction for the organisation and protect and grow organisational assets.

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Trust (Ngā Tāngata Tiaki) is the Whanganui Iwi entity responsible for implementation of the Te Awa Tupua Whanganui River Settlement, which focuses on the health and wellbeing of the Whanganui River and the social, cultural and economic development of the uri, whānau and hapū of Whanganui nui tonu. Ngā Tāngata Tiaki also holds approximately $100 million worth of assets on behalf of Whanganui Iwi within a group structure designed to protect and maximise the growth of the assets.

The Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Group consists of:

  • Te Ngakinga o Whanganui Investment Trust;
  • Whanganui Iwi Fisheries Limited; and
  • Te Whawhaki Whanganui Iwi Development Trust

In undertaking its responsibilities Ngā Tāngata Tiaki is guided by Tupua Te Kawa, the innate values of Te Awa Tupua:

Ko te Awa te mātāpuna o te ora

The River is the source of physical and spiritual sustenance for the hapū, iwi and communities of Te Awa Tupua.

E rere kau mai te Awa nui mai i te Kahui Maunga ki Tangaroa

Te Awa Tupua is an indivisible and living whole from the mountains to the sea.

Ko au te Awa, ko te Awa ko au

The hapū of te Awa Tupua have an inalienable interconnection with, and responsibility to, Te Awa Tupua and its health and wellbeing.

Ngā manga iti, ngā manga nui e honohono kau ana, ka tupu hei Awa Tupua

Te Awa Tupua is a singular entity comprised of many elements and communities working collaboratively.

The Chief Executive Officer – Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Trust is responsible for the delivery of the objectives as set out in the strategic plan and provides high performance leadership to effectively lead and manage the operations of the Trust and its subsidiaries, ensuring that the Trust’s policies and strategies are implemented.

The role will have a strong focus on building and maintaining effective and successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to maximise the benefit for Te Awa Tupua and Trust beneficiaries. You will develop and implement strategy that furthers the objectives of the organisation. This will include implementing the Te Awa Tupua settlement to ensure deep value and cultural change across multiple agencies, through the promotion of Tupua te Kawa, for the health and well-being of the awa. You will also work alongside Te Ngakinga O Whanganui, Whanganui Iwi Fisheries Ltd and Te Whawhaki Trust to explore new opportunities in business and strategic partnerships. You will foster and maintain effective working relationships with key individuals and groups from the wider Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Group and community groups.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Board, the position takes an organisation-wide view. As well as maintaining oversight of the day to day operational management, you will have a perceptive understanding of the need for changes and improvements across all operations and service delivery. Developing and implementing initiatives that will achieve positive and sustainable transformation, you will have managed organisational change at a senior level and have the skills to work via a continuous improvement lens.

Providing a robust framework for the interface between governance and management, including clear delegated authorities, you will have thorough understanding of the constitutional principles and legal processes that underpin the post settlement environment.

Naturally, you will have confidence in analysing key drivers, opportunities and competitive advantages to develop strategies to benefit the business, and keep current with market information via networking, affiliations and connections.

Standards and criteria for applicants include:

  • Minimum of 6 years senior management experience.
  • Knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga.
  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • An ability to manage assets and risks, and skills in monitoring and evaluation of internal and external factors and trends.
  • The experience and knowledge to translate organisational strategy into operational outcomes.
  • Strategic planning and reporting experience.
  • Financial, contract and project management expertise.
  • Experience leading organisations with an inspired vision and sense of purpose.
  • Significant people leadership and mentoring experience.
  • Experience operating in a bi-cultural environment and understanding the dynamics of working within a post treaty settlement entity.

Having superb intellect and business acumen, you will manage concepts and complexity comfortably and are described by your peers as sharp, capable, and agile.

As a kaupapa Māori organisation, there is an absolute commitment at Ngā Tāngata Tiaki to tikanga Māori. It is critical that the right candidate can relate and communicate clearly to a diverse audience. Delegating wisely and creating a climate in which people want to do their best, you will inspire, motivate and challenge others to perform to their potential. You will be able to assess each person’s preferred working style and be confident to push tasks, empower others, and invite input from each person.

Having worked within comparably complex organisations, you are an experienced leader.  This enables you to set team direction and to communicate clear expectations of high standards of performance, accountability and overall service delivery.

As a member of the senior management team, you will be expecting a salary and benefits that support your relevant skills, experience and qualifications. We will consider applicants who currently reside outside of the Whanganui area and may be seeking flexibility.

To enquire, contact Heather Walker on (09) 632 1108 or heather@manarecruitment.co.nz To apply, email your up-dated CV and covering letter to the above email address.

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How to Apply

To enquire, contact Heather Walker on (09) 632 1108 or heather@manarecruitment.co.nz To apply, email your up-dated CV and covering letter to the above email address.

Job Categories: CEO, Executive, Iwi, and Leadership/Management. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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