Full-Time Kaitohutohu – Māori Adviser
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Kaitohutohu – Māori Adviser
Ability to articulate a Māori world view and apply it cross organisationally?
- High-level competency in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga?
- Specialised in the development of mātauranga Māori?
- Based in Mt Wellington, Auckland.
Since 1885 St John has been in the privileged position of safeguarding lives. Those who work for St John are driven by the desire to help their local communities. Serving others, and maintaining the tradition of our founders, today St John is a trusted name, with value-based foundations respected and cherished by New Zealanders.
An exciting position has become available. The Kaitohutohu Māori Adviser will provide operational leadership and strategic advice to the Executive and at board level to expand and improve internal organisational delivery and competency in Māori health and employment outcomes.
Opening up external pathways to connect with iwi and hapū, you will walk with confidence in both Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā. Leading the Māori Advisory Group, you will advise and create recommendations on policy and strategy through a cultural lens, encouraging employees at all levels at St John to embed responsiveness to Māori as an organisational cornerstone.
A mix of direct operational accountabilities and contribution to strategy and policy relating to Māori needs and cultural awareness, you will navigate your journey via a bi-cultural lens. Supporting and leading ministerial influence to ensure St John is networked to deliver improved Māori outcomes, you will have a real understanding of the health and social sectors and how they interrelate in a Māori context.
Intellectually sharp, capable, and agile you are sensitive to how people and how the organisational function currently works, whilst having the interpersonal, and influencing skills to introduce step changes.
Skills, experience and competencies required in this role are to include:
- A high-level competency in Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori.
- Demonstrated experience in the development of policies and training programme
- Previous experience successfully working and engaging with iwi, government, community, and public interest groups.
- Experience leading senior leader representatives through culturally sensitive gatherings and tikanga appropriate settings, providing translation, support and cultural guidance.
- Compelling experience in building engagement and partnerships with iwi and government agencies.
- A solid comprehension of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in both a historical and contemporary context.
- The demonstrated skill as a people influencer, and relationship builder.
Offering support, advice and mentoring to the small team of Māori Advisers in their roles and the leadership of initiatives to improve cultural and health outcomes across St John, you will have a track record of results, delivering innovation and success across complex environments.
Reporting to the Director, People and Capability, you will utilise your understanding and knowledge of Māori protocol and culture, including fluency in Te Reo Māori, to provide cultural coaching, advice and support to the senior members of the organisation.
Naturally, you will have had extensive experience in a similar, senior position, and be looking for a career step forward. A remuneration package is positioned to attract senior skill set of applicants.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108.
Applications close on Monday the 10th of June 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 email@example.com or if you have questions regarding the position, please call on (09) 632 1108. Applications close on Monday the 10th of June 2019 at 5.00pm.
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