Pou Arataki o Te Pae Tiriti/Manager Treaty Settlements

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Vacancy 2024/ 01

Pou Arataki o Te Pae Tiriti/Manager Treaty Settlements
Te Hononga | Māori Crown Partnerships
Fulltime * / Permanent

Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi
Culture is thriving, the people are well

We have a new exciting permanent leadership opportunity to join Te Hononga – Māori Crown Partnerships team.

Kōrero mō te roopu | About Te Hononga

Manatū Taonga’s work touches all New Zealanders’ lives, ranging across arts, heritage, media, and sport, and supporting sectors from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to museums, and more. Our mahi connects New Zealanders with their stories and with our unique cultural identity and contributes to building an inclusive and cohesive society. We take a whole-of-system approach and develop effective partnerships across government and with iwi and communities.

At the heart of our strategy, lies Te Arataki, our plan and vision to become a better Te Tiriti partner through our ability to engage effectively with iwi Māori, by striving to ensure that Māori culture is understood and valued by all New Zealanders and by focussing on effective partnerships to realise the promise of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

This new role will focus on supporting the Deputy Secretary to lead Te Hononga, the Māori Crown Partnerships business group.  You are specifically accountable to ensure that Te Tiriti settlement commitments are well understood and met by the wider Ministry, to lead the development of any new Te Tiriti settlement agreements and support the Chief Advisor Matauranga Matariki to implement the Matariki programme.

Kōrero mōu | About you

You have a proven track record in working successfully with iwi and Māori communities and experience in leading people within the public sector.  Ideally you will experience in the management of Te Tiriti settlement commitments and the management of public funds and programmes.  You are very comfortable to engage with iwi Māori in the medium of te reo Māori and are navigate the range of tikanga Māori practices across the motu.  People describe you as agile in your approach to solving problems and delivering a work programme.

You are comfortable influencing people up, down and across the organisation; you are looking to the future and managing in the present; and you are working autonomously and within a broader leadership team.   You understand the importance of humility and trust in establishing or maintaining professional relationships and are seen as a credible leader of kaupapa.

Given this is a leadership role, it is essential that you are committed to encouraging and supporting your peers to progress their own development of te reo and tikanga Māori as the Ministry works to build our cultural capability in te reo and tikanga Māori together.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. We operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.  Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

For the position description and to apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be redirected to Govt.Jobs to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 February 2024

For enquiries about this position please contact Debbie Moody – debbie.moody@mch.govt.nz 

*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly
Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

Āheinga | Eligibility
If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatū Taonga in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.




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