Kairukuruku Māori

Muka Tangata

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

Te āhua o te tūrunga – The nature of the position 

Te hunga kei te iho o ā tātou kai, ā tātou muka ki tua

People at the heart of our food and fibre future

At Muka Tangata, Māori aspirations in the food and fibre sector are an integral part of our entire work programme.

Te Kairukuruku Māori will support the Manukura/Poumatua to build the capability and confidence of all Muka Tangata kaimahi to ensure they are able to deliver this as part of their ‘business as usual’

Your role will include:

  • Overseeing and supportimg kaimahi in their reo Māori journey  
  • Coordinate and lead initiatives and activities to support kaimahi cultural capability development and understanding of tikanga Māori and te ao Māori worldview 
  • Co-ordinate Muka Tangata participation in cross Ohu Ahumahi activities with a kaupapa Māori focus 
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to the growth of Kaupapa Maori activities within Muka Tangata 
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to the Muka Tangata Māori kaimahi collectives 

You will also have a chance to develop your project management skills and be part of projects that look at innovative ways in which vocational education can respond to the needs of Māori workforce development in our sector.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Skills/qualifications/experiences for the role

This is a great opportunity for someone with someone looking to further their career and contribute to the awesome mahi we do.  Building positive, effective working relationships is a key part of this role, as is a collaborative approach.

If you have:

  • A passion for Māori development
  • Fluency in Te reo Māori 
  • Strong administrative, kaimahi co-ordination, and organisational skills  
  • Exposure or an interest in project management 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

We’d love to hear from you!

We are a workplace that values and utilises diverse and inclusive thinking, people and behaviours. This means that our staff honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and reflect the diversity of Aotearoa, New Zealand and the industries and people we work to support, and that the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected. 

Te tono – How to apply

Please apply via the link or to request a position description or to arrange a confidential conversation email recruitment@wdc.nz.  Information about us can be found at www.mukatangata.nz

Applications close Sunday 21st August

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, the Workforce Development Councils have adopted a Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to have a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, otherwise known as a My Vaccine Pass (CVC) in order commence employment.


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