View site in Te Reo

Pou Whakahaere Waitākere

Pou Whakahaere Waitākere

Pou Whakahaere Waitākere


Closing Date : 29 Jul 2019

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangaranga maha o te motu, tēnā koutou. He tono tēnei mo te tūranga hou – he Pou Whakahaere o He Oranga Poutama ki Tāmaki Makaurau kei raro i te maru o Aktive- Auckland Sport & Recreation me Sport Waitākere.

Pou Whakahaere – Waitākere
Aktive - Auckland Sport & Recreation in partnership with Sport Waitākere
About the organisations:

Aktive, a charitable trust, has been set up to achieve the vision of Auckland being the world's most active city. We are committed to helping people and communities across Auckland to live more active lives.

Aktive invests in organisations and initiatives that will increase and sustain participation and strengthen all parts of the sporting and recreational system. This is underpinned by our community sport strategy: The Auckland Approach to Community Sport – a vision for co-creating a world-class sport system in Auckland through the application of a targeted approach.  The He Oranga Poutama ki Tāmaki Makaurau team sits with Aktive and aims to increase participation and leadership in sport and traditional physical recreation as Māori, at community level.

Sport Waitakere (SW) has a vision that everyone is connected, healthy and active and aims to make a positive difference to the lives of people in our West Auckland community where they live, learn, work and play.  We do this by:

  • Building the capability of our community through training, workshops, advising and support.
  • Increasing participation in physical activity by getting more people of all ages playing and moving more. 
  • Transforming environments so that it is easier to make healthier choices. 

Sport Waitakere (SW) was registered as a Charitable Trust in 1991 and is a Regional Sports Trust (RST). Sport Waitakere has extensive experience in working strategically, collaboratively, and across sectors and settings to achieve positive outcomes for our community by engaging with communities by offering locally led solutions and a wide range of services via projects, events and programme delivery.

About this role:

You will be part of Aktive’s He Oranga Poutama ki Tāmaki team that works across the greater Auckland region, based with Sport Waitākere.  This is an exciting new opportunity designed to support, advise and assist Sport Waitākere to increase organisational capacity to support increased Māori leadership and participation in sport and recreation.  You are a strategic thinker capable of practical implementation with a passion for Māori, community and sport and recreation.

With some guide tools and plans in place to help, your willingness and ability to bridge te ao Māori with organisational leaders will provide opportunities for colleagues, staff and volunteers to impact with diverse Māori communities for positive sport, active recreation and wellbeing outcomes.  

You will be:

  • Comfortable working bi-culturally in a multicultural context
  • Acts with integrity
  • Self-aware with high-levels of emotional intelligence
  • Proactive, uses initiative
  • Positive with a ‘can do attitude’
  • Resilient and able to cope under pressure
  • Adaptable with a learning, growth mindset
  • Good te reo Māori capability and ability to lead/guide people in kawa processes 

How to apply:

You can submit your CV and Cover-letter by emailing it to

Applications close Monday 29 July 2019 at 9:00 am  

If you require the detailed role description, please email and we would be happy to email you a copy.

Copyright Taea Ltd 2013.