Kaiwhakahaere / General Manager

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

  • Fixed Term
  • Auckland

Ngāti Tamaterā are looking for a General Manager to provide quality management and leadership. The role requires you to provide expertise to develop and deliver our strategy post-settlement through inspirational leadership, effective planning, communication, and execution. 

You will have had extensive experience in a similar role, experience in treaty implementation, and working with whānau, hapū, iwi, and government agencies. Salary will be negotiable, depending on qualification, skills and experience.

Fixed Term - 12 Months
Open Until Position Filled

To apply - email your CV with a Covering Letter to: chair@tamatera.iwi.nz

Term: 12 month Fixed Term Position
Reports to: Chair of the Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust
Location: Hauraki Region
Relationships: Iwi Organisations, Local Government, Community Organisations, Marae, DOC and Councils
Remuneration: Negotiable


The Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust (NTTST) was established in 2013 (also known asthe Ngāti Tamaterā Post Settlement Governance Entity PSGE), and isthe mandated organisation to receive and manage the treaty settlements negotiated by our Treaty Negotiators(John McEnteer and Liane Ngāmane). There are currently five trustees, Antony Royal (Chair), John McEnteer, Liane Ngāmane, Herearoha Skipper, and John Royal.

Currently the Treaty Negotiations are at the finalstages of the process and awaiting signing by the crown of the Deed of Settlement. The negotiations are within two major frameworks, the Tamaki Collective and the Hauraki Collective along with the Iwi specific negotiations. In the meantime, there are quite a number of activities, which the NTTST needs to attend to.


The General Manager is to provide effective comprehensive high-level advice and support to the Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust (NTTST) in  preparation for post-settlement. The GM will work with the senior leadership team (trustees) to protect and advance the interests of all our iwi members, and develop the strategy and purpose that will guide our iwi into the future. The GM will oversee the operations, establish relationships, stakeholder engagement, and partnerships across a broad range of stakeholders, including local government, community, business and corporate organisations. The position will also oversee the delivery of a range of initiatives designed to create intergenerational wellbeing for Ngāti Tamaterā whānau, hapū, and iwi.

This is a critical role for the iwi and will ensure Ngāti Tamaterā aspirations are realised. The General Manager is responsible for:

  • planning, establishment, management and leading the business services of NTTST;
  • leading the development of strategy, policy, and planning for NTTST;
  • leading the communication strategy for NTTST;
  • providing operational direction and leadership for NTTST;
  • providing guidance for the Chair and the Trustees of NTTST; and
  • managing key government, whānau/hapū/iwi, and stakeholder relationships.


1. Strategy, Policy Development, Planning

  • Work collaboratively with the Chair and Trustees to develop a long term strategy and annual operational business plan for Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust;
  • Ensure relevant policies are identified and utilised to promote the strategic direction of NTTST;
  • Develop work plans for all agreed initiatives on the annual plan;
  • Identify and create opportunities for growth and development;
  • Lead the development of the Business Plan and specific project plans;
  • Responsible for the development of Policy and ensuring policies are robust, current and regularly reviewed by the Chair.

2. Communications Strategy

  • Develop a Communications Plan for NTTST;
  • Provide regular updates and manage website & social media platforms;
  • Develop and implement an engagement strategy that supports the members of our Iwi.

3. Partnership, Stakeholder and Relationship Management

  • Lead development and implementation of a high quality framework and governance approach for our relationships with key government, whānau/hapū/iwi, and stakeholders;
  • Lead strategic partnerships with government and other stakeholders to achieve a transformational shift for NTTST;
  • Manage the contractual relationships with DOC and councils;
  • Together with the Chair, make sure that we have appropriate representation at the various Councils we interact with and at the appropriate levels;
  • Represent the Chair and Trustees at events as required.

4. Operational Management

  • Ensure the operational business plan is prepared and delivers on the strategic goals and objectives of NTTST;
  • Ensure high professional standards are set;
  • Develop clear policies and procedures to support the efficient and effective running of the organisation;
  • Manage the operational budget and look to develop other income streams.

5. Resource Management

  • Develop the RMA portfolio to ensure that our RMA obligations are met;
  • Develop processes for timely responses to the various Resource
  • Management matters;
  • Ensure that the RMA function is appropriately resourced;
  • Liaise with DOC, Councils and other Iwi over appropriate structural arrangements;
  • Organise and supervise appointment/s of RMA staff to support the delivering of RMA activities across the Hauraki rohe.


The General Manager will be performing satisfactorily when:

  • The objectives of the Trust are met within budget;
  • Has built strong relationships with our stakeholders;
  • Has positioned the Iwi to maximise the opportunities that are likely to be presented.



  • Relevant tertiary qualification.


  • Post-graduate qualification.


  • Essential
  • Competency in te reo Māori and tikanga
  • Business leadership and development experience;

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