Kaiārahi Tikanga Māori - Māori CulturalAdvisor

(Permanent Fulltime - 37.5hrs)

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5527352

Our Story

The Northland Regional Council is an environmental guardian for Northland and is committed to creating a healthy environment, strong economy, resilient communities. At NRC, we pride ourselves on matching our skills and resources with the visions and aspirations of Northland people, driving both what we and how we do it, driving our vision: ‘Our Northland - together we thrive'.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Kaiārahi - Tikanga Māori | Cultural Advisor, based in Whangarei. As part of the Māori Relationships Team, this role will provide technical advice and support both inside the organisation and beyond in relation to services for tangata whenua and provide advice on te ao Māori, tikanga o Te Taitokerau and on matters affecting tangata whenua.

As Kaiārahi - Tikanga Māori, you will work across the organisation and with Māori communities to facilitate and support Māori relationships with council through maintaining an understanding of views of Te Taitokerau in relation to the services council provides and communicate these and facilitate the resolution of any issues. You will also provide specialised advice and training to council staff on te ao Māori and te reo and marae protocols and more.

What do you need

You will be a professional with te reo Māori me ona tikanga, with knowledge and experience of working with iwi and hapū in a Te Taitokerau setting. With at least two years' experience in a similar role and preferably local government experience, you will have an in depth understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi in national and regional affairs, tikanga o Te Taitokerau and te ao Māori as they apply in a Te Taitokerau context.

What you get in return

  • Additional annual leave over Christmas period (council days).
  • Access to discounted gym memberships and an N3 benefits card.
  • Discounted health insurance and NRC group life insurance cover.
  • Work life benefits including the opportunity for flexible hours

The work we do really makes a difference. At NRC, you will become part of our diverse council whanau where we live by our values, work hard, learn and have fun.

Want to kōrero with us first or just need more information? Call Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz.

Applications close on Monday 28th of June 2021 at 5.00pm.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa.


Applications Close: 28 Jun 2021