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


Oranga (permanent position)

The Whanake Manager is a critical role in the tribe’s economic development and is accountable for ensuring the delivery of the Whanake aspirations for our people. 

This is a challenging but extremely rewarding role involved in a variety of key areas. Actively working to enhance the economic welfare of our tribal members through a range of programmes that you will have the opportunity to design and innovate. From improving financial outcomes to delivering regional housing projects. 

Click the link below to find out more or apply.


Operations (permanent position)

The People & Culture Business Partner role is a great development opportunity for someone with solid HR experience but is looking for more exposure to policy development, workforce planning, and training and development amongst other strategic projects. Business advisory, hosting workshops, presentations, data analysis as well as actioning core operational needs will be some of the fundamental tasks for this role. 

Together with our People & Culture Team, this role will help to care for our Waikato Tainui kaimahi, rolling out our Kaimahi Ora (Staff Wellbeing) Strategy and being a support pou for our people.

To find out more or apply, please see the link below. 

Applications close 22 February 2021 5pm.