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Head of Māori Strategic Relationships and Participation

Head of Māori Strategic Relationships and Participation

Head of Māori Strategic Relationships and Participation

Amy Tea Consulting, Auckland Council

Closing Date : 19 Nov 2019

  • Advocate an effective relationship between Council and mana whenua and mataawaka
  • Support kaitiakitanga and being responsive to the needs of the Māori community
  • Newly created position within the Māori Outcomes and Relationships team

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Te Waka Anga Mua ki Uta (TWA), the Māori Outcomes and Relationships team at Auckland Council, provide support for Māori to thrive in a Tāmaki Makaurau that reflects them and their aspirations.

Te Waka Anga Mua are the strong Māori strategic outcomes and relationships function that sets the path for Council. Together we need to ensure that the Council and Māori are set up for the future.

The Head of Māori Strategic Relationships and Participation will lead a team that delivers strategic relationships across the organisation with both Mana Whenua and Mataawaka to ensure the delivery of strategic priorities, as well as take the lead for enhancing Māori participation with Auckland Council.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You will need to have extensive experience in a senior position in a large, organisation leading a team in a complex stakeholder environment, demonstrated people leader experience including leading through and managing change, experience in strategic relationship management including brokering relationships across sectors and excellent relationships with Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Having an understanding of te reo me ngā Tikanga me ngā matauranga Māori as well as being proficient in written and spoken Te Reo Māori is highly desirable, as is an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi within both a historical and contemporary setting.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

If you are an adept relationship builder, effective at communicating with a range of different groups and individuals, confident navigating complex environments and hold a genuine interest in better understanding Māori interests within Tāmaki Makaurau, this is the role you are looking for. 

If this sounds like your next career move, tell us why you’re interested in this opportunity send your application to  If you are Auckland Council staff, apply internally via Tupu. 

For a copy of the position description visit  For a confidential discussion please call Amy Tea on 027 435 3000.

Applications close Tuesday 19 November 2019.

 Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

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