Cultural Competency Programme Lead - 6 Months

Date: 09-Jan-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Bring your passion to deliver with, and for iwi and Māori
  • Support the design and delivery of a Māori cultural competency work programme.
  • 6 Month Fixed Term/Secondment opportunity


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 


We have a newly created Cultural Competency Programme Lead role to support the development of a business case and early implementation of a directorate wide cultural competency programme.


The purpose of this role is to support the design and delivery of a Māori cultural competency work programme aligned to the Quality Advice programme. 


This role will be for 6 months, covering the finalising of the business case, design and early implementation of the work programmes. 


You will initially develop an understanding of the objectives of the Quality Advice programme (currently at business case development stage), in particular, the mahi of the Māori Cultural Competency workstream. Next, you will use your knowledge of tikanga and other cultural knowledge to identify relevant competencies and leadership behaviours and design a prioritised cultural competency programme of work. You will utilise testing and piloting, to deliver on agreed priority areas to uplift the cultural competency of the directorate.


You will work closely with our programme team, directorate leaders and Ngā Mātārae, Council’s Māori Outcomes Department. 
He kōrero mōu: About you 


Your previous experience with organisational change, and proven ability to influence others, ideally in a way that has resulted in a cultural shift or transformation will let you hit the ground running. We have a busy programme of work, so your enthusiasm, commitment, communication skills and ability to work collaboratively will set you apart. 
You will have an understanding of Māori interests within Tāmaki Makaurau, and a passion to apply and grow your understanding of te reo, tikanga me ngā mātauranga Māori. You will be an influencer, able to quickly develop and maintain effective working relationships, with a wide cross-section of stakeholders, particularly iwi and Māori. 
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. And this is an opportunity to influence and bring about an uplift in cultural competency across the largest directorate in council, allowing you to combine your organisational change background with your passion for Māori interests within Tāmaki Makaurau.  


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Applications close Sunday, 13th of February 2022


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.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.