Community Representation

Representing Waikato-Tainui in the commuity

There are a number of community groups and organisations, within the tribal region, who have asked Waikato-Tainui to participate at committee and board levels. The Appointments Committee (comprised of appointed Te Whakakitenga members) has the collective responsibility of appointing tribal members to these roles. The process involves the recruitment, selection and appointment of tribal members to a range of representative positions in the economic, environmental, cultural and artistic spaces. 

If you or anyone you know has a willingness to give these roles a go, we are looking for people with:

We are currently looking to fill the below positions

Community Law Waikato – Board of Trustees

Expressions of Interest are sought from Tribal members

to represent Waikato-Tainui on this Board

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Organisation and Details

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Community Law Waikato Trust so as to support the organisation’s mission and needs.

The purpose of the Trust is to meet the unmet legal need in the Waikato Region – ensuring that individuals and communities have access to justice.  The Trust deliver free legal services including information, advice, assistance, representation, and education to individuals who meet the criteria.  The Trust strive to meet the highest standards of quality, competency, and integrity.

Particular Skills/Competencies Sought

Waikato-Tainui are seeking to appoint a representative to the Community Law Waikato Board of Trustees.  The representative will be required to:

  • Attend monthly board meetings and special meetings as required.
  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair.
  • Participate as a vital part of the board body.
  • Maintain knowledge of the organisation and personal commitment to its goals and objectives.
  • Provide fiduciary oversight of finances and physical assets.
  • Provide oversight of strategic plans.
  • Understand and adhere to the constitution.
  • Ensure policy is implemented and followed.

The successful applicant will become familiar with Waikato-Tainui strategies associated with this role and provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

Check out the Community Law website here:http://communitylaw.org.nz/centre/waikato/

If you are interested in representing Waikato-Tainui on this Board, please email your application and CV to secretariat@tainui.co.nz subject reference Community Law.  Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 1 April 2021.

WINTEC Maaori and Pasifika Trade Training Consortium

Expressions of Interest is sought for a Waikato-Tainui Representative to the

WINTEC Maaori and Pasifika Trade Training Consortium

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Organisation and Details

WINTEC partners with Iwi and Pasifika community groups, employers and ITO’s (Maaori & Pasifika Trade Training Consortium) to develop programmes that bring together support, experience and learning.

The aim of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative is to enable more Māori and Pasifika learners, aged 16-40​, to obtain meaningful trades apprenticeships and qualifications. The end goal is that all participants gain skilled and sustainable employment.

Particular Skills/Competencies Sought

Waikato-Tainui is a partner member of the consortium and is currently looking to fill that role with a tribal member.  The following skills and knowledge are required:

  • Knowledge of trades training and an understanding of the tertiary education sector and employment pathways
  • Strong networks across the tribal rohe and the ability to engage with marae and rangatahi
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking coupled with the ability to represent the views and aspirations of Waikato-Tainui
  • Knowledge or understanding of Kiingitanga, Waikatotanga and Whakatupuranga 2050

The successful applicant will become familiar with Waikato-Tainui strategies associated with this role and provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

Take a look at their website here: http://www.wintec.ac.nz/courses/mptt/Pages/home.aspx

If you are interested in representing Waikato-Tainui on this Board please email your application and CV to secretariat@tainui.co.nz subject reference Wintec.  Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 1 April 2021.

THE SOUTHERN INITIATIVES JOINT STEERING GROUP

Expressions of Interest is sought for a Waikato-Tainui Representative to the

THE SOUTHERN INITIATIVES JOINT STEERING GROUP

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Organisation and Details

The Southern Initiative is one of the two big place-based initiatives in the Auckland Plan. The purpose of The Southern Initiative (TSI) is to plan and deliver a long-term, 30-year programme of coordinated investment and action to an area of Auckland with significant social, economic, cultural, and environmental opportunities but also significant challenges. The TSI is an opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life and well- being of iwi and residents, reduce growing disparities, as well as increasing employment opportunities, for the benefit of all of Auckland and New Zealand. 

The Auckland Council Auckland Plan Committee approved an interim Governance and Delivery Structure for the TSI including the establishment of a Joint Steering Group (JSG).  The JSG membership includes Mana Whenua represented by a combination of nine Iwi, hapuu and marae.

Particular Skills/Competencies Sought

Waikato-Tainui is currently looking to fill this role with a tribal member who has a genuine interest in the community and the work that the JSG are doing. The following skills and knowledge are required:

  • Willing to take risks
  • Ability to think outside the square (comfortable with new ideas and ways of doing things)
  • Prepared to challenge if the work looks like business as usual
  • Strong networks across the tribal rohe and the ability to engage with marae and rangatahi
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking coupled with the ability to represent the views and aspirations of Waikato-Tainui
  • Knowledge or understanding of Kiingitanga, Waikatotanga and Whakatupuranga 2050

The successful applicant will become familiar with Waikato-Tainui strategies associated with this role and provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

Check out their website here: https://www.tsi.nz/

If you are interested in representing Waikato-Tainui on this Board please email your application and CV to secretariat@tainui.co.nz subject reference Wintec.  Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 1 April 2021.

Keep checking in! We are often looking for new representative positions are looking to be filled. For more information or any questions you may have, get in touch with the Secretariat Team by calling 0800 TAINUI or emailing us at secretariat@tainui.co.nz