Senior Māori Advisor - Pou Tāhuhu
We are looking for a Senior Māori Advisor - Pou Tāhuhu to join our team, working 40 hours per week.
Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service.
We are building our cultural capacity and are looking for a dynamic, engaging and multitalented superstar that can drive the growth of our Māori partnerships and internal cultural development.
The roles core purpose is ensuring that iwi, hapū and whānau Māori thrive as Māori in our city. The role is to support Council uplift cultural competency to work with Māori effectively, to strengthen Treaty of Waitangi partnerships and to develop and implement mechanisms that foster positive Māori outcomes with Council working alongside tāngata whenua.
Your role will be to:
- Drive the development and implementation of Māori specific frameworks and policies designed to enable effective partnerships and influence positive Māori outcomes in Māori and non-Māori contexts
- Work with Māori political and community organisations to unlock cultural, social and economic potential as Napier continues to grow and develop
- Generate intercultural dialogue between Māori and Napier City Council to uplift knowledge and understanding of the context in which Māori make decisions
- Maintain relationships with Territorial Authorities across Hawke's Bay and identify opportunities to align strategy and policy development to the wider regional aspirations of Māori, acknowledging that mana whenua iwi and hapū cross territorial boundaries
- Support the development and implementation of programmes designed to uplift internal cultural capability of Council Directorates to work alongside Māori for the delivery of Council projects
- Facilitate opportunities for Māori to connect with Napier businesses, industries, community organisations and social providers to uplift presence of kaupapa Māori and to foster good civic relationships
To be considered for this role, you will have a relevant degree in Social Policy, Social Science, Planning or other relevant discipline. You will be competent walking in Te Ao Māori and bridging the cultural differences between Māori and non-Māori. You will be competent in Māori communications and ideally will be actively involved with your own marae and/or hapū. You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with whānau, hapū and Māori organisations and you will have strong applicable knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation e.g. Local Government Act, Resource Management Act, Māori Community Development Act and Pouhere Taonga Heritage NZ Act.
You must have a strong knowledge of policy advice and development, broad range of culture and heritage knowledge, together with project management experience. Experience in business partnering, developing strong relationships with service providers is a must.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.