16 May 2022

Fixed-term Kaikōkiri Māori Development

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana Recruitment Ltd.Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Kaikōkiri Māori Development

Lead the strategic implementation of the business plan, advise, and ultimately influence change internally, on issues that impact Māori.


  • 12-month, fixed term.
  • Develop key iwi relationships to support outcomes for Māori.
  • Recognised leadership in the Māori community, and a level of comfort working with senior
  • Able to demonstrate past establishment of effective networks with iwi and hapū.

Ko wai mātou? – Who we are

Competenz is one of New Zealand’s most innovative work-based learning organisations. An official training partner for many New Zealand industries, they work with more than 3,500 employers and 12,000 learners across 37 industries around New Zealand. Building skills, careers, businesses, and arranging training for apprenticeships and other on-the-job qualifications, they support employers, job seekers and people with jobs to upskill. Competenz is a business division of Te Pūkenga Work-Based Learning Limited (formally New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology).

The creation of Te Pūkenga was in response to the 2019 Government announcement which signalled key changes to the vocational education system, including on-the-job training. As part of this change Competenz is a highly effective, tertiary education provider, delivering extensive classroom, digital, and on-the-job learning.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position.  A bit of about the role itself, responsibilities, and duties.

The Kaikōkiri Māori Development is a key member of the Senior Leadership team and provides advice and influence on issues which impact Māori and obligations under Te Tiriti and Te Pae Tawhiti. The position proactively delivers advice to the wider business on relevant Māori issues and Te Tiriti obligations. Working collaboratively with Kaikōkiri, Director of Partnerships and Equity from the Work Based Learning Subsidiary (WBL), you will deliver WBL goals and objectives, whilst driving overarching Te Tiriti excellence within Competenz.

A highly relationship centric position, that will see you building collaborative relationships within the Te Pūkenga network, with the intent to ensure Competenz is well aligned with future direction and fulfilling charter obligations. Leading the strategic implementation across Ngā Kaiurungi’s business plan, you will partner with the Director and GMs to advise and ultimately influence change internally, on issues that impact Māori.

Leading the development of project management, reporting and business plans within the Te Ao Māori space, you will be creating, improving, and monitoring policies and procedures for the Māori perspectives programme. Developing key iwi relationship to support outcomes for Māori, you will be actively identifying iwi and Māori groups that Competenz needs to engage with, maintaining and developing those relationships for the long term. Providing advice and guidance for the SLT and other staff members when engaging with Māori, you will support organisational engagement including attending events, meetings as required. Furthermore, you will work in close partnership with the Careers Trades Advisor Māori to engage iwi for pipeline development purposes.

Leading effective Te Tiriti o Waitangi excellence practices, you will be ensuring that the Competenz work is informed and agreed by their partners and are meeting their reporting requirements. Positively influencing behaviors with employees and leaders to impact success for Māori learners, you will develop cognitive awareness and application of Ngā Mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Developing exceptional cross functional relationships, you will be overseeing the development and delivery of internal cultural competency training, the intent of which is to increase staff confidence and understanding when interacting within Māori communities, learners, and key stakeholders. Driving collaborative external relationships, you will be ensuring Competenz is continuously aligned with relevant Māori kaupapa across the sector. You will be a pivotal member of the leadership team, and as such contribute to the strategic business plan, managing your cost center to achieve budget requirements, as well as assisting in preparation of budgets and forecasts.

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

This position requires significant experience in a position where you have demonstrated relationship building with the Māori community – across both strategic and operational levels of engagement.

Experience, skills, and competencies that are necessary in this position are to include;

  • Experience in developing and applying rigour around the design and delivery of high-quality programme design, development, and implementation.
  • Proficiency in te reo me ōna tikanga Māori.
  • Highly developed engagement skills, including the ability to present complex issues to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Effective relationship management experience involving a range of policy and Māori development work.
  • A demonstration of experience in successfully working and engaging with key Māori stakeholders, government, communities, and various public interest groups.
  • Recognised leadership in the Māori community, and a level of comfort working with senior
  • The proven ability to work collaboratively to develop and maintain effective relationships.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of cultural competency programmes.
  • Be a confident and effective communicator who is experienced in collaborative development-building effective relationships via both operational and strategic pathways.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise work effectively and efficiently to deliver results.
  • Experience in effectively managing the change process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Engaging effectively with teams to ensure smooth implementation, transition, and maintenance of new standard operating procedures, you will develop and maintain all Te Ao Māori policies, processes, and practices to ensure compliance with current legislation and best practice. Scoping and developing proposals for projects, you will present business cases and reports, as well as well as managing project delivery as required.

Remuneration is positioned to attract individuals with strong cultural competency, a demonstrated people leadership skill set, and the Mana to uplift and inspire.

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

Application close: Monday  13th June 2022 at 5pm.

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

Application close: Monday 13th June 2022 at 5pm.

Job Categories: Business Development and Innovation, Cultural Capability, Leadership/Management, and Stakeholder/Relationship Management. Job Types: Fixed-term. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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