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Community Development Worker – (Tumu Whakakorikori)

The Taranaki Iwi Trust (“Trust”) was established in September 2006 by Ngā Uri o Taranaki Iwi (Taranaki Iwi descendants), and it is the mandated iwi organisation for Taranaki Iwi.

Now that our commercial arm, Taranaki Iwi Holdings, is operational, we have the exciting opportunity for a Community Development Worker (Tumu Whakarorirori) to join us. Our operational focus is now on engaging with marae and hapū to jointly develop how the long-term relationship can work best for all and to develop and implement an appropriate funding and support mechanisms.

In particular, this role will co-ordinate and facilitate marae- and hapū-identified-and-driven projects that;

  • Support marae, hapū entities to develop their structures, strategic plans and become compliant to receive appropriate funding support
  • Assist marae & hapū in building strategic relationships with key stakeholders
  • Provide opportunities for building leadership capacity

Your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing all work streams of the project
  • Ensuring key outputs are measurable and are achieved within agreed time frames
  • Providing monthly progress reports to the Tumu Whakarito
  • Submitting requests for operational resources and support to the Tumu Whakarito when/as required
  • Enhancing partnership relationships and collaboration
  • Providing support to the evaluation provider (DIA) Role
  • Co-ordinating and facilitating community identified and community driven projects

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge and experience in community development
  • Knowledge of Taranaki iwi history, whakapapa and kōrero
  • An understanding of te reo me ōna tikanga
  • Good understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • The ability to plan and implement projects in collaboration with others
  • The ability to build relationships in diverse settings/sectors and work in Partnership, network effectively and develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively with marae and hapū communities in writing and verbally, and structure information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience
  • Full, current NZ driver licence

To apply for this career opportunity, please send your up-to-date CV and covering letter to

Applications close 5pm, Saturday 13 August 2016.

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