Waikato-Tainui Careers

Join a vibrant and committed team of iwi professionals at Waikato-Tainui

Waikato-Tainui is guided by our overarching mission of growing a prosperous, healthy, vibrant, innovative and culturally strong iwi that enables mana motuhake (self-sufficiency). We are a leading tribal organisation representing 68 marae and over 77,000 tribal members. We have a responsibility to protect and uphold our Crown settlements for the benefit of current and future generations. We do this in a range of ways which you can learn more about here

Building the capacity of our people and growing the prosperity of our whaanau remains the driving force behind our efforts as an organisation. We are equally committed to ensuring that our kaimahi (workforce) are also developed, trained, and well positioned to serve our purpose.

Kia tupu, kia hua, kia puaawai To grow, prosper and sustain.

Current vacancies being advertised.

Communications Advisor

Full Time

  • Do you love thinking outside the box and coming up with creative ways to share our stories to the wider community?
  • Are you wanting your voice to be heard and valued in a tight knit team so that you can make a positive impact?
  • Are you an experienced and passionate communicator who thrives on writing and creating engaging content?
  • Then we have the perfect role for you!

The purpose of the ‘Communications Advisor’ is to support the manager and wider team to deliver on the Engagement & Communications aspirations of Waikato-Tainui and supporting organisational strategies.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to generate compelling and creative content for different audiences;
  • Digital capability; confident in use of communications tools, social media, and ability to learn other digital channels;
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, positive attitude and the ability to work calmly and diligently under pressure;
  • Thorough understanding of Te Ao Maaori;
  • Comfort and familiarity with te reo Maaori me oona tikanga with fluency in one or both being a bonus;
  • Relevant tertiary and/or industry qualifications.

Applications Close - 28 May 2021 at 5pm

Education Project Advisor

Full Time

  • Are you motivated by supporting others to become self-sustaining?
  • Are you good at problem-solving and using your initiative?
  • Are you a self-starter and do you have experience leading projects from scoping through to implementation?
  • Then we have the perfect role for you!

The purpose of the ‘Project Advisor – Education’ is to support the manager to deliver on the Education aspirations of Waikato-Tainui and supporting organisational strategies.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A great track record of delivering education focused projects;
  • Strong project management skills are a must and managing projects and initiatives in an iwi, or Maori context would be ideal;
  • Experience with developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and strategic partners (e.g. Government, Private Sector, Tribal – Members/ Marae/ Hapuu, Community and Non-Government Organisations).

Applications Close - 28 May 2021 at 5pm

Punenga Reo & Maatauranga Project Advisor

Full Time

Kei te rapu teetehi punenga reo, punenga tikanga hei haapai i ngaa maataapono o te rautaki Tikanga Ora, Reo Ora o Waikato-Tainui. Me he ngaakau titikaha, he ngaakau whakauu ki te reo me ngaa tikanga koia teenei ko te tuuranga moou. Kei raro nei ngeetehi pitopito koorero hei kipakipa i te whakaaro, Paimaarire!

  • Nau mai, hono mai ki te tari Reo & Maatauranga o Waikato-Tainui me ngaana koorero tuku iho, e tupu, e hua, e puaawai haere ake nei | Be part of an organisation that has an enviable and important story to tell, a purpose that will impact and support generations to come.
  • Tuituiaa ko te herenga taangata hei whakatutuki i ngaa rautaki o TORO | Build sustainable relationships to drive momentum of Tikanga Ora, Reo Ora strategies.
  • Tooia mai ngoou puukenga, ngoou whakaaro rautaki, too maatauranga, ngoou maaramatanga e whaatoro atu ngaa hua o te rautaki TORO ki te whaanuitanga o ngaa iwi | Use your coordination skills, strategic mind, knowledge and understanding of the principles of TORO to drive reach across the tribe and communities.

This role has accountability for:

  • Whakahokia te reo ki ngaa tara aa whare, haapaingia ngaa tikanga ki te tuanui o te whare | Supporting the promotion and practice of Te Reo and tikanga across the tribal area;
  • Ka tiaki, ka manaaki i te hunga whakahaere i ngaa hootaka reo, tikanga o TORO e tutuki i a raatou ngaa whaainga, ngaa manako ia, te taahuu matapuu | Monitoring the ongoing milestones and performance of partners who deliver learning programmes.

Applications Close - 26 May 2021 at 5pm

Nursery Manager

Full Time

We are looking for someone that has a passion for plants and people. Our Nursery Manager will have the practical hands-on experience to lead a team in the set-up of a commercial nursery as part of our Hopuhopu Innovation Hub development.

  • Be part of a project with a purpose that will impact and support generations to come
  • Work in the outdoors and be immersed in our taiao every day
  • Use your skills in horticulture and planting management to support the establishment of our very own Waikato-Tainui Tribal Nursery

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Solid project management skills with an understanding of commercial nursery management
  • Practical hands-on experience working in a nursery setting
  • Extensive knowledge about native plant species, growing conditions, plant propagation, irrigation systems, and pest control is a must
  • Physically able to work outdoors and safely perform heavy lifting
  • Current full drivers licence
  • Current GrowSafe and approved handler certificates are an advantage

Applications Close - 26 May 2021 at 5pm

Scholarship & Grants Administrator

Full Time

  • Do you love the feeling of making a key difference to the lives of many?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge that builds upon your experience to deliver excellence to our key stakeholders?
  • Do you want your voice to be heard to make positive changes for our tribal members?
  • Then we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, attention to detail, positive attitude and the ability to work calmly and diligently under pressure;
  • Good relationship management skills with an ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and strategic partners (e.g. Government, Private Sector, Tribal – Members/ Marae/ Hapuu, Community and Non-Government Organisations);
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, especially around writing templates, procedures and promotional material;
  • A sound understanding of the Microsoft Office suite and confidence in using digital systems;
  • Relevant business administration qualifications or experience to an equivalent level.

Applications Close - 28 May 2021 at 5pm