Permanent Kaihautū Hononga Iwi – Iwi Partnerships Manager
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Kaihautū Hononga Iwi – Iwi Partnerships Manager – Kapiti Coast District Council
- Key organisational leadership position with direct reports.
- Provide strategic and specialist advice to a senior level.
- Help shape a new approach to partnering with iwi.
Exciting newly created position will inspire those with experience advising senior leadership and building organisational capability as it relates to Māori and tangata whenua perspectives.
“Tērā a mua manakohia.”
As for the future, be optimistic
This position has a critical role to play in building organisational confidence and capability to partner within a landscape of change. This is a key leadership position, working at a strategic level alongside the Mayor, Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team to propel the Council’s approach to growing and evolving its partnership with iwi Māori on the Kāpiti Coast. Leading the Iwi Partnerships Team to build high trust relationships between council and Tangata whenua, a cornerstone of the role is to ensure the organisation has the correct and fit for purpose frameworks and resources in place to enable Tangata whenua to participate in and influence the decisions that shape the district.
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with iwi leaders and other key stakeholders is essential. So too is growing strong relationships with other central and local government organisations to support a joined up, cross-government way of working to enable better outcomes for Māori.
A key outcome of this position is the capability to reflect tangata whenua perspectives and aspirations back into the organisation and help build knowledge and understanding of Council and its operating environment within iwi networks. This position has a critical role to play in building organisational strategies and frameworks that support clear, consistent and timely collaboration and consultation, supporting iwi to have the capacity to contribute and for Māori to realise their aspirations and goals and understanding the mechanisms of local government.
Providing strategic advice to elected members about the aspirations of Tangata whenua relating to governance and management of the district resources; you will work with and support members of iwi/hapū, and Māori residents, to advance social, cultural, economic and environmental matters of importance to them, through the work of the Council.
A respected and talented leader, you will set about further building and maintaining a cohesive and high performing team ,ensuring that your staff are current in their knowledge in legislation and training is available to keep pace with best practice. Effectively managing day to day work output and timeframes, you will lead and inspire your team to come on a journey of high performance with you, one which is culturally astute and fit for purpose for our everyday work. The recognition of the role of the Treaty within a local council context is also important.
Your expertise in central and local government strategies, policies and tangata whenua aspirations will be highly regarded and weaved throughout the position as a cornerstone from which to work.
Requirements for this position are to include:
- The demonstration of previous experience in a role leading relationships with tangata whenua.
- Ability to converse in Te Reo Māori is essential.
- In depth understanding of iwi Māori aspirations, tino rangatiratanga and kawa relevant to the tangata whenua on the Kāpiti Coast.
- Prior people management experience, including coaching, training and staff performance.
- Compelling experience in building engagement and partnerships with Iwi and government/local government and agencies.
- An understanding and demonstrated ability to recognise the role of the Treaty of Waitangi and its application in contemporary Aotearoa, in particular central and local government strategies, policies and tangata whenua aspirations.
- Proven ability to implement programmes and initiatives that build capability to partner effectively with iwi.
- Proven people management and leadership ability.
- Knowledge of the local government environment and legislative framework.
- A track record of results, delivering innovation and success in complex environment.
- Past skill in managing projects, on time and to agreed budgets including the management of specialist advisers and consultants.
- Previous experience advising senior leadership and building organisational capability.
This is an excellent opportunity be an integral part of designing, leading and implementing a true partnership to help grow and secure the ongoing wellbeing of local iwi Māori now and for future generations.
Naturally, you will have had extensive experience in a similar, senior position, and be looking for a career step forward. A remuneration package that recognises that is available.
To express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment at email@example.com or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.
Applications close on Monday the 4th of November 2019 at 5.00pm.
How to ApplyTo express an interest on a strictly confidential basis please email your cover letter and current CV through to Heather Walker at Mana Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108. Applications close on Monday the 4th of November 2019 at 5.00pm
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