Principal Adviser, Te Pae Huawera

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    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/2021/14
  • Job Title: Principal Adviser, Te Pae Huawera
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Vacancy 2021/14
Te Pae Huarewa Te Toi
Principal Adviser, Te Pae Huarewa & Office of the CE
Permanent/Full time
Salary Range $114,747 – $ 134,997 (midpoint)

He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata
Promoting a confident and connected culture

We have a Principal Adviser vacancy within our Te Pae Huawera team reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive. The team is responsible for ensuring Māori culture is integral to the way we operate, building knowledge in our people to confidently apply a Māori lens to their work. Manatū Taonga regularly collaborates with others and we are an integral part of that.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
As an experienced Principal Adviser, you lead our organisational strategic thinking and Māori cultural confidence to the next level, in the context of Te Ao Māori. A key focus of the role is leading the development of the framework we use to think about our organisation and what we do (Te Whare o Te Manatū Taonga), leading the development of the team’s broad work programme and managing its implementation, and leading organisational reporting on progress implementing our Māori Strategy (Te Arataki). You provide leadership and support across all parts of Manatū Taonga and those we engage with beyond Manatū Taonga. 

Kōrero mōu | About you
It is essential you are fluent in te reo Māori and are highly competent in tikanga, Treaty of Waitangi and Te Ao Māori. Alongside this we are looking for someone with:

  • the ability to think strategically and translate strategy into action
  • great people skills who likes to share knowledge and coach others in an encouraging way
  • significant experience as a senior leader in the public sector and able to represent the Ministry
  • experience working with iwi/Māori and the ability to bring these established networks with you.

Ko wai mātou | About us
Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 140 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.

We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP and over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote Aotearoatanga, our unique cultural identity – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reflecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future and building the inclusive and cohesive country we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.

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Me pēhea te tono |How to apply
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For enquiries, please contact: Jane Ransfield –

Applications close: 5pm Friday, 14 February 2021.

Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly
Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

Āheinga | Eligibility
If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatū Taonga in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.