Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti | Kaihautū ā-Rohe at Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development, Hawkes Bay
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Kaihautū ā-Rohe | Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Based in either Gisborne or Hastings
Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is a progressive government agency that works within government and communities to achieve our vision of Thriving Whānau. We are committed to ensuring that the wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa.
Te Puni Kōkiri has a network of offices across six regions. These offices provide regional strategy advice and implementation, engagement, brokering and facilitation services, funding support & delivery and investment portfolio advice.
The Regional Director will manage and maintain the strategic overview of the work across the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti region.
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti is the combination of the two former Te Puni Kōkiri regions, Te Tairāwhiti and Takitimu.
The rohe begins north at Potikirua and ends south in the Wairarapa. West it runs inland to Matawai and down to the Tararua and Ruahine ranges.
Te Whiwhinga Mahi | The opportunity
The Regional Director position forms part of the Regional Partnerships and Operations leadership team. The position is responsible for:
- Leading regional strategy and engagement.
- Driving better outcomes for Māori wellbeing and development through regional engagement, investment and brokering.
This is a great opportunity to lead a strong, high performing, dynamic regional team, supporting and influencing across government to enable wellbeing outcomes for and with whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori Māori.
Ko wai koe | About you
Whānau need you to succeed in this role. When Māori succeed, so too does Aotearoa. Passion for Māori development is what will attract you to Te Puni Kōkiri, but purpose is what will keep you here. To position you for success, it's essential you come with the following in your kete,
- High degree of comfort operating in a Kaupapa Māori environment - fluency in Te Reo Māori, and strong hononga across the rohe is highly desirable
- Effective leadership skills enabling you to cultivate and sustain a workplace culture where kaimahi thrive
- Visionary to heighten our strategic influence and develop new ways of driving towards outcomes, achieving integration, breaking down barriers to obtain cohesion
- Effective relationship management techniques that amplify your influence in cross-sectoral forums gaining trust to capture commitment e.g. across iwi and Māori stakeholders, public sector agencies, other interest groups, development organisations
- Knowledge of the machinery of government and government processes and the capacity to transfer this knowledge to others at some distance from the national government centre
- A degree in management or related field and demonstrable experience in driving social and economic wellbeing outcomes for Māori
- A clean full motor vehicle drivers licence
This role can be based in one of the following Ikaroa-Rāwhiti locations:
Te Puni Kōkiri | Ministry of Māori Development
The wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa. The very broad role of Te Puni Kōkiri, our access to information and ability to make connections, make us ideally placed to spark innovation.
We influence the work of others by bringing Māori voices to decision makers and we invest in innovative initiatives that build the capacity and readiness of whānau and Māori communities.
To achieve this, we engage with whānau, hapū and iwi, and other cross-agencies within other public sector agencies.
Ka whiwhi koe i te aha | What you will get in return
A diverse and rewarding working environment full of passionate people focussed on discovering solutions that will assist in serving our communities. We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative.
We invest in our people, and you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is just as important as you. We are committed to your wellbeing and learning and development.
If this opportunity appeals to you, apply now!
We are actively reviewing talent and an appointment will be made once a suitable candidate is identified. We encourage you to make your application today or get in touch to discuss more about how this great opportunity will fit with your career goals.
Application closes Sunday 11 December 2022 at 11:55pm
Please note that the Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti role has been advertised two times - one advert per region. All applications will be considered for this one role.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Chief executives & general managers|
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|File links:||Regional Director, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Job Description JD.pdf|
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