Principal Advisor, Te Kurutao - Te Tai Hauāuru

Kāinga Ora

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Do you have the ability to engage and effectively communicate with people?
  • Become an integral part of an engaged, dynamic and supportive team
  • Full-time, permanent role at $141,450 + five weeks' annual leave + free insurances

E ngā mana e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Ina noho koe ki te rohe o Te Manawatū me Te Tai Hauāuru rānei, tēnā tukuna mai tō tononga mō tēnei tūnga ki Kāinga Ora. Kua mātua koe ki te mahi ki te taha o ngā iwi me ngā hapū o te motu, me ngā roopu Māori. Ka mahi takitahi koe, ā, ka whatoro o ringa awhina ki ō hoa mahi kia eke kairangi koutou hei tira kotahi. Ka tauiratia ai koe i ngā āhuatanga Māori ara ko te manaakitanga, te mahi tahi, me te whanake.

Mō mātou - Our organisation

At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand's housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders' lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build Aotearoa's future.

We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ko tā mātou mahi - Our role

In this role, you'll support the Te Kurutao Regional Manager with developing and fostering key Māori partner relationships within the Taranaki-Whanganui-Manawatū region.

This will include coordinating and performing actions required to positively strengthen the relationships between Kāinga Ora and iwi/rōpū Māori, including providing advice and guidance to the regional team and supporting Māori engagement with our colleagues across the business.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring:

  • You'll have a wealth of experience working with iwi and rōpū Māori at a regional/national level
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary dynamics of Māori housing, with experience working with Māori in housing or similar settings, is advantageous but not essential
  • You'll be competent in tikanga Māori, and confident operating in a wide range of Māori environments. Ideally you will be a fluent or native speaker of Te Reo Māori
  • You will be adept at growing the organisation's cultural competence to deliver impactful outcomes in partnership with Māori
  • You will understand the machinery of Government and local government
  • Naturally, you'll have an inherent understanding of the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and its respective interpretations by iwi/hapū

Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks' annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here

As a Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Ō Tātou Uara - Our values

Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day.

Our values are the following:

  • Manaakitanga - People at the Heart
  • Mahi Tahi - Better Together
  • Whanake - Be Bold

Tūhono mai - Join us

To view the position description and apply for this role, please follow the online process via

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via

Applications close on Sunday, 26 September 2021.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 56621MHI.

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