Pou Takawaenga

Date: 10-May-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


It is an exciting time for our organisation due to the establishment of a Māori Outcomes Delivery unit in our Connected Communities directorate, responsible for library and learning services, arts, culture and heritage and community delivery and impact. The Pou Takawaenga role sits within the Māori Participation and Partnership team, and your contribution to projects, programmes and services will help to ensure that we:

-    Increase our impact through relationships and partnerships
-    Provide quality advice to staff that engage with mana whenua and mataawaka 
-    Develop and champion high value projects that give effect to whānau and tamariki
     wellbeing through our facilities and services
-    Build our capacity to work in a Māori centred way.


As a new team, you and your colleagues will develop a work programme and strategy guided by Auckland Council’s Māori outcomes framework Kia Ora Tāmaki Makaurau, in particular Kia ora te whānau while also contributing to other priority areas.
You will work to develop high trust relationships with mana whenua, Māori communities and kaupapa Māori organisations to ensure Māori aspiration is at the heart of what we do.


He kōrero mōu: About you

You are able to negotiate and influence across a wide range of stakeholders. You will be valued for sharing mātauranga Māori in the workplace and have a background of actively working in and negotiating multiple knowledge systems. With strong cross-cultural competency, you’ll have the ability to work at a community level and a commitment to bi-cultural ways of working. 

You’ll have experience engaging with Māori communities and iwi – understanding Māori community and mana whenua priorities, and have worked across programmes with cultural, community or social outcomes.

Skills in co-design, community-led development, facilitation, placemaking, leading and supporting projects and policy development will be highly valued. 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

•    A team and working environment where te ao Māori is at the centre of the kaupapa every day
•    Opportunities for personal development and growth where growing your own skills and mātauranga
     Māori are encouraged and celebrated
•    Be supported by a team of Māori staff, growing, learning and laughing together
•    We offer a space to learn by doing and being.  


If you'd like to bring your experience and skills to this rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for Tāmaki Makaurau, we'd love to hear from you.

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Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.