Marlborough District Council
Blenheim, New Zealand, NZ
4d ago

The Marlborough District Council is seeking a Kaihautū to join our Executive Management team.

The Kaihautū is responsible for facilitating partnerships with mana whenua, and promoting collaborative and positive engagement with Māori to effectively deliver Council services and activities.

It is very important that Council builds on its strong relationships and that Councillors and staff can work more effectively with mana whenua in Marlborough and across Te Tau Ihu.

Marlborough is unique for many reasons. The region offers an array of outdoor pursuits in a distinctive and picturesque landscape.

With one-fifth of the New Zealand coastline in the Marlborough Sounds, the land and sea offer unlimited accessibility for sports and leisure.

Marlborough District Council is a dynamic, progressive organisation which prides itself on the professionalism it brings to managing a wide range of functions.

Our vision is that over the next decade, Marlborough will become a globally-connected district of progressive, high-value enterprise, known for its quality lifestyle, desirable location and natural environment.

As the Kaihautū for Council you will be in a demanding senior role guiding our teams through change. Duties will include :

  • Day to day cultural and strategic advice to the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive, Senior leadership team and other staff.
  • Leading the development of rangatira to rangatira relationships.
  • Encouraging and leading Council wide Te Ao Māori, Te Reo, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Māori training.
  • Supporting and developing Council’s internal culture to be welcoming, inclusive and Te Ao Māori aware.
  • Enabling Council to grow its partnership with Māori.
  • Supporting and facilitating mihi whakatau / pōwhiri and other protocols for internal and civic events to ensure tikanga Māori is appropriately incorporated into event planning.
  • To succeed in this role you will be an excellent communicator with a sound working knowledge and proficiency in Te Reo Māori, tikanga and mātauranga Māori.

    You will have a working knowledge of local and national Māori issues and business in addition to your understanding of legislation relevant to Māori issues.

    You will demonstrate an open personality and ability to fit into our hard working Council team. Ideally you will be tertiary qualified or able to demonstrate the ability to work at a high level based on proven experience.

    Applications close at 5.00 pm on 19 September 2021

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