6 Jan 2022

Fixed-term Pou Whakatupu Ahurea Māori | Māori Cultural Capability Lead

Ernst & Young Group Ltd – Posted by Ernst and Young Group LtdWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Pou Whakatupu Ahurea Māori | Māori Cultural Capability Lead

He kōrero mō mātou | About us

EY New Zealand is part of a global professional services organisation committed to building a better working world. We focus on developing outstanding leaders who team to create long-term value for our people, our clients, and our communities.

Within Aotearoa, EY operates from three main locations, Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch and serves clients throughout the country, Oceania, and globally.

EY Tahi is a stand-alone, kaupapa Māori, member firm of EY global – a ‘firm within a firm’. We were established in 2014 to compliment EY and provide the ‘best of both worlds’ in terms of global strength, and indigenous creativity and application.

Te whāinga roa | The opportunity

Our aspiration is to establish Te Ao Māori as a foundation to our organisational culture and intelligence. As our Pou Whakatupu Ahurea Māori, you will work alongside EY and EY Tahi leadership to help develop Māori cultural competency and capability across EY Partners and staff.

Our vision for this role is to empower all EY people with cultural intelligence through the development and implementation of a programme of learning. Within EY’s structure, you will be part of a wider, collaborative Talent team and be able to leverage several functional areas and resources to support the development and goals of the programme.

In a practical sense, you will:

  • assess the Māori cultural capabilities and needs of the firm
  • understand the business context in which we operate; and
  • develop a ‘year one’ programme of learning for all EY Partners and staff.

Beyond programme development, you will start implementation of the programme across the firm, beginning with EY New Zealand leadership and teams working with and for Māori and the Crown.

This exciting opportunity is offered on an initial 12 month fixed-term contract. At the end of the 12-month period we’ll undertake an assessment to determine the needs of the programme and this role for the future.

Ngā haepapa matua | Key responsibilities

Te pae tata | To be achieved in 12 months

  • Assess learning needs, and design ‘year one’ of a Māori Cultural Capability learning programme, appropriate for EY people at all levels of maturity and knowledge of Te Ao Māori including Te Reo, Tikanga and Matāuranga Māori
  • Lead and facilitate the implementation of the ‘year one’ learning programme across the firm as relevant parts are developed – which will include an introduction to Māori language, Māori culture and protocols, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working with Māori people and organisations
  • Working with relevant EY leadership, teams, and individuals, to provide insight and culturally appropriate guidance on understanding and applying Te reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and Matāuranga Māori in an EY context
  • Provide recommendations for future action at the end of the 12-month period.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills, knowledge and experiences required

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position
  • Expertise in Te Ao Māori, Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and Matāuranga Māori through either lived experience or equivalent demonstratable experience
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders and bring them together to achieve programme milestones
  • Demonstrated ability in delivering strategic programmes of work
  • Demonstrate EY’s core values – integrity, respect, and teaming; building relationships based on doing the right thing; energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.

Tā mātou nei tono | What we offer

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way
  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences, and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs

At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 4).

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

Whāia te iti kahurangi | The Exceptional EY Experience. It’s Yours To Build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams of 330,000 people in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

We’re a team of 1000 New Zealand perspectives and we’re ready to welcome yours.

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Job Categories: Cultural Capability. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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