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Development of Iwi Engagement Strategy - Fixed Term Contract

BayTrust was originally formed in 1988 as a perpetual Trust for the benefit of Bay of Plenty Communities.  Now known as BayTrust, over $200m are invested on behalf of the community in a carefully planned, diversified way, both locally and globally. Returns from these investments form the Trust’s income and are distributed to Bay of Plenty community groups by way of grants with $6m distributed last year. BayTrust primarily funds community groups working towards making the Bay of Plenty “the greatest place to be”.

BayTrust is committed to working in partnership with Bay of Plenty Māori, and we are now recruiting for a contract role to help refine our approach and strategy. 

BayTrust desires to work with Māori in a way that is consistent with the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi of partnership, protection and participation and in particular aims to work together with BOP Māori to ensure a true partnership exists, sharing skills and supporting one another.

In order to assist with developing a strategy to achieve the above, a short-term contract role within the organisation reporting to the CEO has been created, to  develop  BayTrust’s Iwi Engagement plan, with the overarching outcome of developing closer relationships and better social outcomes for Māori/Iwi across the Bay of Plenty region.

The engagement plan will address the following key areas;
  • Assess and identify BayTrust’s Kaumātua requirements
  • Seek and identify key partnerships with relevant Iwi, Hapū, Māori grantees and Māori communities
  • Provide guidance on Māori cultural leadership
  • Providing high level training, resources, support and advice to staff and Trustees and identify what Māori cultural practices, processes, protocols are required to be woven into BayTrust’s service delivery
  • Provide guidance to ensure the Trust is well informed on Māori ambitions and priorities in the Bay of Plenty
  • Provide guidance on appropriate tikanga and kawa understanding and honouring the history of Māori within the Trust’s region
As a leader and experienced advisor, you’ll have the ability to model the BayTrust’s values throughout the delivery of this key project and ensure resources are aligned with the Trusts strategic outcomes and priorities.  With the ability to initiate collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, you’ll also foster a culturally appropriate customer focussed delivery of service and working environment.  Strong organisational skills are also key to underpinning aspects of the role along with ensuring a healthy and safe work environment is achieved.

The successful applicant will have previous demonstrated expertise and leadership within a similar role, along with a strong understanding of the not for profit and social services sector, excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with a fluency and in depth understanding of Te Reo Māori, and a deep commitment and understanding of Te Ao Maori, traditions and protocols.

We are looking for someone who has established whanau, hapu Iwi and Maori networks and relationships across the Bay of Plenty region which includes Taupo and Turangi.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate empathy, courage, common sense, initiative and have excellent relationship management skills.
BayTrust has offices in both Rotorua and Tauranga, therefore applications candidates located in either city are welcomed.  Some travel may be involved.

Applications for this role close Monday 10th December 2018. Please apply online attaching a copy of your CV and Cover letter to Kellie Hamlett, Recruitment & HR Specialist at Talent ID Recruitment Ltd. kellie@talentid.co.nz  or call 07 349 1081

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