Pou Ahurea/Cultural Advisor

  • Anonymous Company
  • Blenheim Central, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Jul 09, 2024
Full-Time Community Development Community Services

Job Description

The Rangitāne o Wairau Group:
Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau was first established in 1861 by Rangitāne leaders as a forum for representing early land issues caused by landlessness amongst the Māori of Marlborough. Since then, Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau has continued to provide representation and advocacy for Rangitāne iwi members across a range of social and political issues affecting Rangitāne o Wairau, such as environmental, commercial, customary fisheries and discrete social services support.
Rangitāne o Wairau are now on the hunt for a Pou Ahurea/Cultural Advisor to join their close and collaborative team.
Mō te tūranga mahi - the role:
Reporting to the Tumu Whakahaere, the role of Pou Ahurea is to build the cultural confidence, competency and excellence of Rangitāne o Wairau by developing, implementing and promoting the Mana Ahurea culture and language strategies in alignment with Tangata Rau Reo Kotahi (the Rangitāne o Wairau Cultural and Language Revitalisation Strategy).
Key accountabilities include:

  • Lead, implement and deliver Tangata Rau Reo Kotahi
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Lead initiatives to support the sharing of Rangitāne hītori, whakapapa, pūrākau and kōrero tuku iho
  • Lead and foster the usage of Te Reo Māori
  • Manage external funding requirements
  • Represent the iwi on cultural matters
  • Lead staff development in Te Reo Māori and tikanga
  • Support the Pou Whakapā in the delivery of bi-lingual pānui and communications
  • Provide advice to the iwi on cultural and language matters

Te Kaitono Pai - the ideal candidate:
You will have knowledge of and experience with working in iwi/Māori organisations and strong connections with whānau. You will have a good level of cultural competency and kaupapa Māori, te reo me ōna tikanga, and relationships within te ao Māori.
You will be innovative, possess strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and have an eye for detail. You will need to be well organised and flexible. You will be confident with the MS Office suite.
We also encourage potential candidates to reach out for a discussion if you have some of these skills or are passionate about developing them further.


Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau

Job Summary

Reporting to the Tumu Whakahaere, the role of Pou Ahurea is to build the cultural confidence, competency and excellence of Rangitāne o Wairau.

How to apply

For further information please email Kirsty Trolove at kirsty@onlyhuman.co.nz
Applications close by 19 July 2024.
You must be eligible work permanently in NZ and have a full valid NZ driver’s licence.

Employer questions

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