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Kaituitui Taiwhenua | Rural Coordinator (Rotorua)

We are seeking a Kaituitui Taiwhenua | Rural Coordinator based in Rotorua. 

  • Permanent, Full time role
  • Based in Rotorua
  • 5 weeks annual leave

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.

It is an exciting time for our organisation. A significant change programme has been undertaken and we have recently stood up a new operating model which is aligned to our strategic priorities.

He angitūtanga | About the role:

Based in Rotorua, this role is responsible for supporting their Mātanga Taiwhenua | Rural Specialist or Kaitohutohu Taiwhenua | Rural Advisor to manage a portfolio of trusts, ensuring that whenua managed by Te Tumu Paeroa is compliant with current regulations, whenua and property asset projects are planned, monitored and delivered to agreed standards, supporting the identification of land use and development opportunities for whenua and ensuring high standards of service delivery.

This role requires some travel and occasional weekend work.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of trusts within your portfolio.
  • Contribute to annual planning processes for your team. Where required, contribute to organisation wide planning processes, ensuring continuity of services across Te Tumu Paeroa
  • Actively manage and complete/resolve follow-up activities in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Māori Land Court directions are understood and effectively managed, monitored and delivered.

He kōrero mōu | What we are looking for:

  • Ideally 1-3 years experience in the farming/agribusiness sector.
  • Some experience covering farm compliance actions or management, this includes farm management.
  • An understanding of local and national legislation affecting the primary sector. Training can be provided for the right applicant.
  • Good ability to deliver farm compliance, working alongside lessees, Māori land owners and regional councils.
  • This role is of a delivery nature opposed to enforcement.
  • An understanding of the balance between environmental outcomes and the effects on farm operations.
  • Excellent skills in building and fostering strong internal and external relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Excellent Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics NAV, SharePoint and/or M365 is a plus
  • A desire and ability to practise correct pronunciation of Te Reo Māori is essential
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand is essential.

Whai painga |Benefits:

  • A supportive, collaborative working environment
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Reasonable sick leave
  • Training and development opportunities

He 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.

Applications close December 15.