Cultural Capability Partner, Māori


  • Flexible
  • Canterbury
  • Supportive manager who cares about your career development and progression
  • Flexible working options
  • Competitive salary with a generous 9% superannuation contribution

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our newly created Rōpū Pae Ora (Māori and Equity) function, as a Cultural Capability Partner.

As the Cultural Capability Partner - Māori you will be responsible for leading and guiding Māori engagement to support the development of close connections with Iwi, hapū and Māori communities across Aotearoa.

You will work in partnership with business leaders, to deliver Māori cultural expertise, advice and guidance that supports the development of cultural capability and enables the delivery of improved services and outcomes for Māori.

You will take a lead role in ACC's understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori outcomes to support the delivery of Whāia te Tika, ensuring a Whāia te Tika and Māori outcomes lens is part of organisational decision making, prioritisation and delivery.

To understand more about the rōpū Pae Ora, click here.

Some of the important Mahi you will be involved in the following:

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with Iwi, hapū, Kaupapa Māori entities, Boards and Advisory groups, aligned to our Māori engagement framework, to enable ACC to deliver better outcomes for Māori
  • Establish and support key relationships with Māori stakeholders to support the implementing, monitoring and maintaining of improved services for Māori
  • Support the implementation of an enterprise Māori engagement framework to support coordinated engagement between ACC and Māori
  • Guide ACC on tikanga and engagement protocols when engaging with Māori to ensure cultural safety, and appropriate and responsive engagement activity
  • Develop and maintain strong two-way partnerships, aligned to priority areas, where opportunities and requirements are discussed, and effective advice and guidance is provided to progress key initiatives that will improve Māori outcomes
  • Support connection and strategic initiatives that will tautoko Māori kaimahi wellbeing, enabling Māori to be Māori at work and provide whakawhanaungatanga across our Māori kaimahi

What we are looking for from you to be successful in this role will include the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in Māori engagement including established networks in Māori communities, Iwi and entities
  • A high level of competency in tikanga Māori and te reo Māori with a deep understanding of Māori culture, values, political and social systems, including strong Iwi networks
  • Demonstrated understanding of mātauranga Māori including an understanding of Kaupapa Māori approaches
  • Extensive knowledge, and proven ability to advise on the application of te Tiriti o Waitangi

Working at ACC

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our customers, and we welcome candidates from every ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, and those with a disability or who have additional mental health needs. It is important to us that people are free to be themselves at work.

Here are some ways we encourage that:

  • Employee networks to support our colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • The option to explore flexible working that suits your needs and ours
  • Development opportunities in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga

For a detailed position description click here.

To watch the video on Pae Ora Recruitment, click here.

Applications can only be accepted when submitted through our ACC Career Website.

If you encounter accessibility issues when submitting your application, or if you have any questions about the role please email

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