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Kaitiaki | Team Leader (Wellington)

We are seeking a Kaitiaki | Team Leader in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington.

  • Full time permanent position, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities

E totoka ai te tumu o te papatipu hei oranga mō Te Iwi Māori, o mua, o naianei, o anamata hoki. 

Ko Te Tumu Paeroa tēnei, te kaitiaki, kaitaunaki, kaiwhakawhanake i te mana o ngā whenua Māori, huri noa. So that the foundations of ancestral lands may be solid, benefitting Māori from our past, present and future alike. This is Te Tumu Paeroa, guardian, support and advancer of the mana of Māori land everywhere.

Our role is to provide professional trustee services for Māori. We do this by carrying out the terms of trusts and ensuring the whenua is protected and enhanced for future generations.

He angitūtanga: About the Role:

Based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington, the Kaitaki | Team Leader, is responsible for ensuring the regional team performs and delivers the Trust administration duties and property management services required, to a high standard. The essence of this critical role is to contribute to the core values of Te Tumu Paeroa, living and breathing these, as a strong example to your team. Your day-to-day role will encourage the team to function at a high level, providing quality outputs, meeting and exceeding expectations in service delivery to clients, with the enhancement and protection of Whenua Māori always at the heart of what you do.

The key responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Building and fostering of a strong culture within your team that values the importance of adherence to policies, processes and procedures and strives for continuous learning, development and improvement.
  • Provision of clear and concise instructions that promote the priorities and goals of Māori Trustee and Te Tumu Paeroa 
  • Ensure your team are well trained and impediments impacting outcomes, deliverables and targets are rectified.
  • Contribute to annual planning processes for your team. Contribute to organization wide planning processes, ensuring continuity of services across Te Tumu Paeroa. 
  • Ensure Learning and Development Plans are in place and managed effectively for your team.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance associated with your team functions.

He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for:

  • Several years' experience in team leadership and people management
  • Ability to build, grow and to continue to enhance a team culture, through the embodiment of the organisation's values and vision.
  • Proven experience in managing team performance.
  • Experience in team planning, setting goals and targets.
  • An ability to build relationships through open and clear communication, both verbal and written.
  • Strong reporting and documentation skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of trust administration, and/or property, leases and tenancy operations would be a bonus. 
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is essential.
  • Pae Tahi - Te Whakahua | A desire and ability to practise correct pronunciation of Te Reo Māori (essential).
  • Pae Tahi - Nō Ia Rā | An understanding and living of Tikanga Māori on a day-to-day level, for example, the removing of shoes before entering a whare, washing hands at the urupā and not sitting on tables (essential).

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?

This is an opportunity to join a supportive organisation that values work life balance and career development. We are a tight-knit bunch, passionate about supporting Māori landowners to protect and enhance their land.  The expertise and fresh perspectives you bring will be valued highly and will be critical in enabling our vision.

Ngā Mātāpono, Ngā Uara Whai o Te Tumu Paeroa

Keeping our values close at hand, top of mind and always in the heart. Kia Mau!

Tōtika Te tika o te tū | Professionalism
Being great at our job is how we make the most difference for whenua and whanau.

Kotahitanga Te raranga i te tira | Unity
We work as one, we trust each other, and value our differences.

Manaakitanga Te akiaki i te mana | Respect
We treat everyone with dignity, fairness and empathy.

Mana Te ihi, te wehi, te wana | Integrity
Integrity is the heart of everything we do.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply:

You can apply via SEEK or email us on [email protected]. Send a CV, along with a cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for the organisation and the strengths you could bring to the role.