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Kaitātari Kaupapa Here (Consent & Policy Analyst)


Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust (MTT)

Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust (MTT) represents hapū of the northern Hawke’s Bay region including Ngāi Tauira, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Te Ruruku ki Tangoio, Ngāti Whakaari, Ngāti Kurumōkihi and Ngāti Marangatūhetaua (Hapū).  MTT is a Treaty of Waitangi Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) and the primary purpose is to receive, hold, manage and administer the assets of the trust for any object or purpose that is beneficial to the members of the Hapū.

The key purpose of this position is to assess external resource consent applications in the takiwā (traditional area) and provide advice to guide the participation of MTT in consent authority processes under the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991.  To contribute to environmental policy and plan processes for MTT.  This includes supporting and assisting with the monitoring, compliance, development and implementation of aspects of the Settlement Deed and achievement of specific outcomes in the Strategic and Annual Plans.  Additional responsibilities include coordinating and contributing to submission responses to environmental policy, plans and issues from local, regional and central authorities.  This relates to a focus area of the Trust: He Kāinga Taurikura – A Treasured Environment.

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Well-developed knowledge of RMA, Local Government Act (LGA) 2002, local and central government policies relating to environmental management.
  • A tertiary qualification in planning/resource management or similar related discipline, or relevant work experience.
  • A good appreciation of relevant legislation and related consent and policy work
  • A proven track record in managing different resource consents and policy within a reasonably sized and complex business.
  • Able to translate Māori knowledge and information into the RMA planning framework (and vice versa).
  • Well-developed writing skills to draft and finalise large and complex documents.
  • Well-developed analytical and research skills.
  • Knowledge and application of other statutes relating to the environment.
  • A developing knowledge and understanding of the political landscape, relevant legislation and relevant policy.
  • Is able to interact effectively at all levels of Māoridom and with key stakeholders.
  • A developing knowledge of the MTT Settlement Deed and its implementation.
  • Relevant experience in drafting submissions to local and central government.
  • A proven ability to create and maintain relationships beneficial to achieving outcomes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an ability to relate to a wide range of people.
  • Excellent facilitation skills with the ability to construct and present clear messages to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work autonomously and with initiative.
  • A competent level of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga is ideal, however not essential.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.

The role is based in Napier, where some evening and weekend work will be required.  Applicants must have verifiable work rights and eligibility to work in New Zealand. 

For more detailed information and to apply, please ring Michelle de Beer on 021 798882 or for a position description please access our website www.tangoio.maori.nz/panui/ .

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter & current CV, are to be emailed to ShauniC@svs.co.nz

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