Senior Advisors x2 (Māori Strategy and Māori Partnerships)

Wellington City Council

  • Wellington
  • Are you passionate about seeing mana whenua and Māori succeed as Māori in Pōneke?
  • Join us in elevating our impact for mana whenua and Māori in our city
  • Drive strategies implement work plan and create relationships that work to achieve mana whenua and Māori aspirations

Newly created roles in our new Māori Strategic Outcomes group to help shape the future of our city.

Kia mahi ngātahi mō Pōneke mō tōna āpōpō

Working together for Wellington's future.

Our Council is committed to ensuring mana whenua and Māori participate meaningfully and contribute to, strategic Council decisions. We envision a future where Wellington will be a centre for creativity, exploration and innovation, and the role of iwi and the wider Māori community in realising this future will be huge.

Te whāinga roa: The opportunity

This is such an exciting and transformational time to join our newly formed Mataaho Aronui - Māori Strategic Outcomes Group, responsible for providing WCC with a strategic Māori voice and increased internal capability whilst raising its prominence within the organisation.

We are building our future team, focussed on three key Māori specific areas:

  • Māori Strategic Partnerships
  • Maori Strategic Advice
  • Māori Success

This will be the first step in supporting and enabling WCC to strengthen our relationships, presence and intelligence, so that Māori are engaged proactively in Wellington's future coupled with enabling the whole organisation to contribute to the effective implementation of our services, ensuring we are aligned to our wider goals for Māori - meeting the principles of the Tiriti o Waitangi.

These are newly created roles- one role sits in the Māori Partnerships Team and the other role sits in the Māori Strategy Team. In both the roles, you will assist in the development of business plans within the associated work programmes and driving their implementation.

As the Senior Advisor in the Partnership's teams, you will be providing guidance and advice to the organisation from an ao Māori view and elected members when engaging with iwi, help manage the relationships and work with Māori to enable council to understand and meet their needs and aspirations.

As the Senior Advisor in the Strategy team, you will provide specialist te ao Māori guidance on strategies and policies and provide advice and guidance on the implementation of services, projects and initiatives. In both roles you will be well-versed with our mana whenua partners' strategic priorities and Māori aspirations and will be championing these through your daily contact points.

Te tangata e tika ana: About you

We are looking for people with a credible experience in creating and actively seeking better outcomes for Māori. You can converse in basic te reo Māori; you will have a sound understanding of Te Ao Māori and its application to local government, you'll enjoy utilising your knowledge to engage with iwi and whanau to ensure our mahi enhances our policies and strategies and nurtures our relationships with mana whenua. You will have the ability to identify, build and actively manage relationships, valuing diverse perspectives and experiences. You will be a confident communicator, relationship builder and an influencer who can champion change and kaupapa Māori within an organisation.

If you are passionate about creating an environment that draws on Māori innovation and entrepreneurialism to promote a dynamic and economically successful city; where Māori will feel engaged, supported and valued, then this is definitely the opportunity for you! Please click the 'Apply Now' option to submit an application and/or to view the position description. All applications must be submitted online. If you prefer one particular role, please state that in your cover letter. All applications must be submitted online.

For more information, please refer to the position description or reach out to Naina West at naina.west@wcc.govt.nz

Applications will close Wednesday, 8 December 2021.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

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