Kai Arataki Mahitahi: Director of Partnerships & Collaborations

Ngāti Hine Health Trust

  • Full Time
  • Northland

Job Number: 8858

A new ELT role driving the strategic approach to collaborations and partnerships locally and nationally, essential to our work in Te Tai Tokerau.

  • Lead the approach to our many local and national partnerships
  • Find strategic opportunities for our work
  • Grow sustainable relationships and trust in Ngāti Hine’s work

About the Organisation -  Ko wai mātou?

Ko Ngati Hine e ngunguru nei

The Ngāti Hine Health Trust celebrated its 30th anniversary in April 2022. The Trust has some 360 employees and $43M turnover. The Trust is a true oranga provider delivering services across multiple sectors (health & disability, housing, social services, justice, corrections, MSD, ECE and is the whanau ora lead provider for Te Tai Tokerau). It has deliberately positioned itself over the past few years to partner with the Crown in the transformation agenda that is for Māori, by Māori. Whilst the Trust is committed to its own plan, it also carries a wider leadership role across the Te Tai Tokerau Māori Health and Social Services provider network and is working collaboratively for the benefit of the entire region.  

The Trust’s strategic plan sets out a clear blueprint for the direction ahead and seeks to reconfigure service design and delivery to align with thinking and practice that places whānau at the centre of everything they do, that encourages whānau leadership in a systemic context and in the long-term is driving to ‘One Whānau, One Plan, One Place’. This is an exciting phase for the Trust, and we have worked hard developing a new strategic direction which includes a new vision and mission, underpinned by the organisational values from Te Tū o Ngāti Hine. 

About the Role

This is a new Executive Leadership Team role and reflects the growing strategic position of Ngāti Hine Health Trust in Te Tai Tokerau across multiple service sectors. We are expanding and the Board and Chief Executive have a well-established set of relationships. Your role would both support this existing work and develop the partnerships even more, and take an approach of collaboration as a default alongside clarity of Ngāti Hine’s position.  It is strategic and a full part of the ELT. The organisation does not see the role as a ‘support’ role but as an integrated strategic enabler of its outcomes. The role has up to 3 staff directly and 15 staff indirectly. 

About you

This role is critical to developing and growing the Trust and its services.  You will be a person who leads in the values of Ngāti Hine and an exceptional strategic thinker. You will be very experienced in the development of collaborations in tea o Māori and be able to represent the tikanga and positions of Ngāti Hine with ease and with the trust of Ngāti Hine leaders. You will be a person who is strategic to contribute on the ELT across the business. As well as strategic there are operational requirements in funding and whānau ora relationships that you will lead. Your style will be as comfortable in in setting up chairs for the hui as you are in mixing with Ministers of the Crown.

Apply Now! 

To find out more, please get in touch with David Hammond 027 444 6368 for a confidential chat. For a Brief and a Position Description, please email execsearch@tribegroup.com

To apply for this vacancy you MUST be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa. 

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