Full-Time Kaiwhakahono Kaupapa – Engagement Advisor – Conservation
Lead engagement to deliver work programmes through the development of relationships with the Tūpuna Taonga Trust, Mana Whenua, stakeholders, contractors, rangatahi and community groups.
- Support the development of educational resources.
- Are you experienced working in parks, community and working with iwi, hapū and marae?
- Understanding of the Mana Whenua landscape in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is an independent co-governance entity that looks after ngā Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau – the ancestral mountains (volcanic cones) of Auckland.
Formed out of a historic Treaty of Waitangi settlement that saw ownership of the Tūpuna Maunga return to Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau. Te Waka Tairanga Whenua is a business unit within parks and community facilities that manages the work programmes for co-governance and co-management and is a part of Maunga operational team that looks after the work programme for Tūpuna Maunga Authority on behalf of Auckland Council.
Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position
The Kaiwhakahono Kaupapa – Engagement Advisor – Conservation, is a vital and public facing position, within the customer and community services team. Leading the delivery of community, school, and mana whenua-led conservation projects and providing resources, restoration advice, training and building capacity.
The position enables the identification, build and establishment of effective relationships with volunteer and Mana Whenua-led groups to optimise biodiversity outcomes and support biosecurity related primary productivity. Providing opportunities and identifying possible projects that local schools, tertiary institutions and community can engage, you will ascertain areas which increase restoration and biodiversity outcomes on the Tūpuna Maunga, including developing trapping and weed management halos around each Maunga.
Supporting the facilitation of effective delivery of restoration plans, you will assist in the development of educational resources to further enhance visitor understanding of the Maunga values. Building effective relationships with the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, the Tūpuna Taonga Trust, Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau, you will report on the Jobs for Nature project progress including resource usage and financial spend against plans and budget. Ensuring stakeholder and visitor information is managed effectively and contributes to a greater understanding of the Tūpuna Maunga values, you will be accountable for community and volunteer groups being pro-actively engaged and retained.
Furthermore, you will ensure public engagement remains strong and is enhanced as it relates to respect, understanding of the values and connection with the Tūpuna Maunga. Success in this position will look like solid engagement, the efficient delivery of Jobs for Nature programme and the ongoing development of relationships with the Tūpuna Taonga Trust, Mana Whenua, stakeholders, contractors, rangatahi and community groups
Ngā tino Pūkenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role
- A degree – ideally in Māori Studies, Parks and Recreation or Ecology and a Growsafe certification is highly desirable to application.
- Knowledge of Mātauranga Māori, and practical application of principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Competent at communicating in both te reo and English.
- Past experience working in park and community, or in an iwi partnership management position.
- Can demonstrate successful management and delivery of operational projects, contracts, and work programmes.
- Ability to clearly impart information verbally and in written form, and the experience to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders through advocacy, negotiation, and collaboration, with the ability to influence, persuade and inspire others.
- Can demonstrate experience in relationship building and the ability to engage with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
- Current NZ applicable driver’s licence.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- An understanding of biodiversity and best practice.
- Understanding of Te Reo Māori and extensive knowledge of tikanga Māori.
Te tono – How to apply:
To apply, or to enquire further – contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email you updated CV and cover letter to email@example.com
How to ApplyTo apply, or to enquire further - contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email you updated CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
1636 total views, 0 today