Programme Advisor - Tūpuna Maunga

Date: 08-Nov-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga o te motu, Tēnei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. E ngā pītau whakarei o ngā mata waka, he mihi, he tangi atu ki a koutou kua tangohia e te ringa aituā. Nui ngā whetū ki te rangi, mau tonu, mau tonu, whatungaro kit e pō Anei te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, E rapuhia ki uta, e rapuhia ki tai E rapuhia mō te tangata koi, mō tēnei tūranga o te Kaihautu Hōtaka Tūpuna Maunga. Mehemea ko koe te tangata pai mo te mahi nei – Kōkiri mai! Tono mai.



He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority (Maunga Authority) is the statutory authority established under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act to co-govern the Tūpuna Maunga.

The Maunga Authority is comprised of equal representatives from Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau and Auckland Council, together with Crown (non-voting) representation.

The Kaihautu Hōtaka Tūpuna Maunga, supports the Tūpuna Maunga Manager to deliver the operational programme across the Tūpuna Maunga Network. 

This is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting work programme in a co-governance environment in preparation for a world heritage bid. You will work on strategic operational projects, the development of operational policy and organising operational financial plans. 


This is a secondment or fixed term opportunity until November 2023


For a copy of the position description please click here


He kōrero mōu: About you

You are a strategic thinker who can focus on getting complex jobs complete on time. You will be systems orientated with a passion for getting to the heart of problems and finding practical and efficient ways to resolve them. You will have a good understanding of financial systems such as SAP and Sentient and be able to navigate your way through complex financial information. 
You will have a passion for kaupapa Māori, and confidence working in a Te Ao Māori setting. You will have the ability to build collaborative relationships with a broad range of people and have experience with relationship management. You will be results orientated, organised and well planned. Ideally, you will have an understanding of local or central government. 


Experience in promoting learning of Te Reo, Tikanga and Mātauranga Māori and strong communication in Māori speaking mediums would be seen as highly desirable.


A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable, but not a prerequisite. This could include planning, accounting, or even parks management. Project Management experience is highly desirable.

Be the change you want to see in the world by leading and influencing better outcomes with and for Māori.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

This is a versatile role that offers a fantastic insight into Te Ao Maori and mana whenua and Council co-governance,and an opportunity to help shape Auckland's future through the protection, restoration and enhancement of the Tūpuna Maunga.

You will work alongside a team of passionate people with a broad range of skills and expertise.  You have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of co-governance and work in an agile and flexible environment.  The role provides fantastic opportunity for career development with the ability to carve out a role that is aligned to your skill set and areas of interest.

Tell us about your passion for helping mana whenua realise their aspirations and contributing to the transformation of the Tūpuna Maunga by applying online via the link. 


Please note the internal title for this role is Kaihautu Hōtaka



Applications close Tuesday, 6th December  2022


Please note we will be reviewing applications as we recevie them so do not delay in applying

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.


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