Waikato-Tainui has partnerships with various organisations which support the growth and development of future iwi leaders.

Tribal representation is sought for a variety of external and internal bodies which range from local government bodies, committees, statutory boards, Crown entities, not-for-profit organisations and corporate entities.

Expressions of Interest are currently being sought from Waikato-Tainui tribal members for representation on the following bodies:

Waikato District Health Board – Iwi Maaori Council

Organisation and Details
The Waikato District Health Board Iwi Maori Council is made up of Iwi and Te Ruunanga o Kirikiriroa representation and a representative of the Kaumaatua Kaunihera. The overarching goal of this collaborative relationship between the Waikato District Health Board and the Iwi Maori Council is to achieve continuing improvement of health and disability support outcomes, and to reduce health inequalities.

The role of the Council is to provide advice to the Waikato District Health Board at the strategic level on all matters pertaining to the impact of health and disability services on Maori.

Particular Skills/Competencies Sought
Waikato-Tainui are seeking to appoint a representative to the Iwi Maori Council. The following skills and knowledge are required for the role:

  • Knowledge of the key priority areas of Maori Health
  • Strong networks across the tribal rohe and the ability to engage with marae and rangatahi
  • An understanding of the health sector
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking coupled with the ability to represent the views and aspirations of Waikato-Tainui

Council members will be paid attendance fees. Members are required to attend four scheduled that may be extended to a maximum of ten meetings a year. The successful applicant will be required to provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

For more info, go to www.waikatodhb.health.nz/about-us/board/iwi-maori-council/

Please apply in writing outlining your interest in the position, attach your CV and send to Ritihia Hamiora-Kahu on Secretariat@tainui.co.nz or call 07 858 8430 Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted by a panel of members of the Waikato-Tainui Appointments Committee.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 11 August 2016 and interviews will be held between Monday 22 August and Thursday 25 August at 451 Old Taupiri Road, Hopuhopu. Successful applicants will be notified in advance.

Community Law Waikato – Board of Trustees

Organisation and Details
To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Community Law Waikato Trust so as to support the organisation’s mission and needs.

Our purpose is to meet the unmet legal need in the Waikato Region – ensuring that individuals and communities have access to justice. We deliver free legal services including information, advice, assistance, representation and education to individuals who meet our criteria. We 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 Iwi Maori Council. The following skills and knowledge are required for the role:

  • 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 be required to provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

For more info, go to communitylaw.org.nz/centre/waikato/

Please apply in writing outlining your interest in the position, attach your CV and send to Ritihia Hamiora-Kahu on Secretariat@tainui.co.nz or call 07 858 8430 Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted by a panel of members of the Waikato-Tainui Appointments Committee.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 11 August 2016 and interviews will be held between Monday 22 August and Thursday 25 August at 451 Old Taupiri Road, Hopuhopu. Successful applicants will be notified in advance.

University of Waikato – Te Roopu Manukura

Organisation and Details
Te Roopu Manukura, in partnership with the University Council, is the kaitiaki of the Treaty of Waitangi for the University of Waikato.

The role of the Council is to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of matters of University policy which affect Maori and/or relate to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Facilitate the educational and research advancement of Iwi
  • Make recommendations for Maori representatives on University bodies
  • Consult with iwi ad promote tertiary development throughout the region
  • Offer advice concerning the resourcing and direction of the work of the School of Maori and Pacific Development.

Particular Skills/Competencies Sought
Waikato-Tainui are seeking to appoint a representative to Te Roopu Manukura. The following skills and knowledge are required for the role:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the tertiary education sector
  • 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 be required to become familiar with Waikato-Tainui strategies associated with this role and provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

For more info, go to www.waikato.ac.nz/manukura

Please apply in writing outlining your interest in the position, attach your CV and send to Ritihia Hamiora-Kahu on Secretariat@tainui.co.nz or call 07 858 8430 Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted by a panel of members of the Waikato-Tainui Appointments Committee.

Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 11 August 2016 and interviews will be held between Monday 22 August and Thursday 25 August at 451 Old Taupiri Road, Hopuhopu. Successful applicants will be notified in advance.

Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum

Organisation and Details
The Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum (the Forum) was established in 2012 by Mana Whenua entities with interests in the Auckland Council [AC] area and Watercare.  Membership of the Forum is open to each of these nineteen Mana Whenua entities.

The Forum has a key focus on Kaitiaki matters of significance expressed across the diversity of those Mana Whenua entity views.  The Forum does not purport to represent any Mana Whenua entity nor does it preclude the need for the public or private sector to engage directly with the respective Mana Whenua entities.

The original focus of the Forum was on water related matters.  The Forum has resolved to expand this mandate across AC their Council Controlled Organisations [CCOs] and government maintaining its Kaitiaki focus beyond water issues.

Particular Skills/Competencies Sought
Waikato-Tainui are seeking to appoint a representative to the Iwi Maaori Council.  The following skills and knowledge are required for the role:

  • A strategic thinker who can assist the Forum to evolve and transform its governance role
  • Experience working with central and local government and awareness of how other Mana Whenua groups across the country are developing such relationships
  • Knowledge of co-governance arrangements
  • Sensitivity to local Mana Whenua relationships
  • Ability to form senior level relationships with Māori entities, central and local government
  • Ability to set strategic plans and guide implementation
  • Willingness to commit time to assist Forum to evolve its skills and influence

Council members will be paid attendance fees.  Members are required to attend six scheduled meetings that may be extended to a maximum of ten meetings a year.  The successful applicant will be required to provide quarterly written reports on key initiatives and metrics.

For more info, go to www.watercare.co.nz

Please apply online by submitting your CV to www.waikatotainuicareers.com

Applications close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 11 August 2016 and interviews will be held between Monday 22 August and Thursday 25 August at 451 Old Taupiri Road, Hopuhopu. Successful applicants will be notified in advance.