Pou Whakahaere
Te Puni Kōkiri
3d ago

Pou Whakahaere

Location - This position is based in our Te Tai Tokerau - Whangārei

Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is a progressive government agency that works within government and communities to achieve our vision of Thriving Whānau.

The wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa. The very broad role of Te Puni Kōkiri, our access to information and ability to make connections, make us ideally placed to spark innovation.

We influence the work of others by bringing Māori voices to decision makers and we invest in innovative initiatives that build the capacity and readiness of whānau and Māori communities.

To achieve this, we engage with whānau, hapū and iwi, and partner with other public sector agencies.

We are looking for an Advisor to play a critical role in leading out the Māori development strategic objectives in Te Tai Tokerau.

Te Whiwhinga Mahi The opportunity

The Pou Whakahaere is responsible for providing cultural advice, support and safety to the Ministry and its staff. You will be an expert in Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori and have will act as an important link between Te Puni Kōkiri and Whanau, Hapū, Iwi.

You will do this by :

  • Acting as cultural advisor on behalf Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Contributing to building and strengthening relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi
  • Lead the organisation in its understanding of and respect for Tikanga and strengthening the cultural capability of kaimahi
  • Contributing to and support the Ministry's Māori language plan through strategic input and coaching and mentoring of other staff
  • Contributing to regional work programmes as appropriate
  • Providing tikanga support to the Chief Executive, the Minister for Māori Development and other Ministers, and Senior Officials visiting the rohe.
  • Creating and sustaining an environment in which Māori can succeed as Māori in the public service.
  • Ko wai koe About you

  • An expert in Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori
  • Have extensive and influential networks throughout Māoridom
  • Driven to inspire the organisation to apply Māori concepts and frameworks to their work
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi in both its historical and contemporary context
  • A clean full motor vehicle driver's licence.
  • Ka whiwhi koe i te aha What you will get in return

    A diverse and rewarding working environment full of passionate people focussed on discovering solutions that will assist in serving our communities.

    We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative.

    There is more to life than just work and we encourage our staff to maintain the right balance between work and personal pursuits.

    We recognise that a healthy workforce is a productive one so we're committed to providing opportunities and incentives for our employees to look after themselves, including :

  • Optical allowance
  • Hauora allowance
  • Te Reo Māori proficiency allowance
  • Provide enhanced parental leave provisions and childcare allowances.
  • If you are unable to complete an online application, please contact or visit our Te Tai Tokerau Whangārei office.

    To view a copy of the job description please visit our careers website :

    https : / / www.tpk.govt.nz / en / mo-te-puni-kokiri / careers

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