Kaitakawaenga - Māori Liaison Officer


Part-time (20 hrs/wk)

Carterton District Council is committed to working in partnership with iwi, hapū, marae and hapori Māori to foster positive, respectful relationships; ensure authentic participation in decision making; and deliver council services that better meet the needs of Māori.

The Kaitakawaenga plays a vital role in achieving these outcomes by providing high-quality advice and guidance, facilitating Māori engagement, and improving organisational capability in Te Ao Māori, Tikanga Māori, Te Reo, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate highly developed networking and relationship skills, and have an ability to work collaboratively across the council and community to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous experience working with, and/or for, a mana whenua, iwi, or Māori organisation, and a strong political awareness with an understanding of the role of local government in the community.

Established relationships with Wairarapa iwi, hapū and/or marae, and a relevant qualification, or equivalent experience, in Te Ao Māori, Tikanga, Te Reo, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi would be an advantage.

If you think this sounds like you, a copy of the job description is available on our website at www.cdc.govt.nz/your-council/vacancies/

To apply, please send your covering letter and C.V. to Casey Spencer, People and Wellbeing Administrator, Carterton District Council - casey@cdc.govt.nz

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 1st February 2021.

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Permanent Part Time

Job no: ANAK147220

Location: Wellington, Carterton, Carterton, Wairarapa

Closing Date: Closes 5pm Monday 1 February 2021