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Senior Advisor Māori Responsiveness

Date: 13-Aug-2019

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Unique Opportunity 
  • Drive and Improve Maori Outcomes
  • Central City Location

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

As part of our vision of celebrating Māori identity as our point of difference in the world, we are working to achieve a transformational shift and developing a bold and contemporary response to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as it applies to Auckland Council. 


We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Advisor Māori Responsiveness. The key focus of this role is to significantly and continually improve the responsiveness of the Auckland Council group to Māori.  

In this role you will enable and deliver change, working with teams across the Regulatory Services  Directorate to support them and improve their Māori Responsiveness knowledge, capability and confidence. You will advise, inspire, motivate and work with staff and other stakeholders. 

Whanaungatanga is an important element of this role and will see you develop relationships with mana whenua, our Māori residents and ratepayers, elected members and staff within the organisation. Another key aspect of this role is to monitor the evolution of, and report on the progress made on our journey.  


He kōrero mōu: About you

Your background will demonstrate significant experience working in a similar advisory position ideally within local or central government or perhaps an iwi organisation. 


Experience in the use and delivery of Te Reo and tikanga Māori, knowledge systems and paradigms are crucial to this role. With your strong grasp of Te Tiriti o Waitangi you will be confident in applying your knowledge to both a historical and contemporary setting. 


The success of this role relies heavily on your experience in fostering relationships across key audiences. You have previously demonstrated your ability to develop a strong sense of kotahitanga, as you guide your stakeholders and provide advice on a range of Māori and Council issues. Skills in Microsoft Office applications as well as reporting will support you in achieving key outcomes.  

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to nearly 1.5 million people. We are dedicated to making Auckland the best place in the world to work, study, invest and enjoy an outstanding quality of life.

Applications close Wednesday 28th August 2019, at 10.30pm

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.