25 Jul 2022

Contract Kāinga Tupu Advisor

Tauranga City Council  Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty $90,000.00 - $100,000.00

Job Description

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā pātaka o ngā taonga tuku iho, tēnā koutou.

Kei te wātea tētahi tūranga ki Te Whare Hapori ō te Kaunihera ki Tauranga Moana. Ko ēnei e whai ake nei ngā āhuatanga me ngā whakaritenga o tēnei tūranga.

The purpose of the Kāinga Tupu Advisor role at Tauranga City Council is to provide strategic advice and expertise on building responsive work programmes that support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Provide a secretariat/ project management function to support the Kāinga Tupu Taskforce and Kāinga Tupu stakeholder networks.

We are looking for an exceptional person to fulfil the role of Kāinga Tupu Advisor on a 14-month fixed term basis to cover maternity leave. This is a busy, dynamic, and rewarding role, focused on providing strategic advice and expertise, project management and relationship management to build strong connections and responsive work programmes to address homelessness across the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

This role includes:

  • Ensuring communities of need are advocated for and real solutions to social issues are found
  • Ensuring community needs and aspirations are met through quality relationships
  • Ensuring Tauranga is an inclusive, welcoming and equitable city, where all people feel safe, valued and can participate fully in their community
  • Establishing relationships that are trusted, sustainable and effective

To be successful, you will have:

  • Experience in strategic planning, business case development, or project management.
  • Extensive experience with internal and external relationship management, in particular the ability to network and build relationships with social services, government agencies and community groups
  • Knowledge and experience in securing external funding would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi, Tikanga Māori and its implications for community development
  • Tertiary qualification (Degree) in community development, social policy or related discipline and/or at least five years practical experience in a similar role and in community development processes


  • Annual salary review + discounted health insurance + laptop provided + life insurance
  • TCC Social Club
  • Online learning modules + on the job skill development

If you want to be part of an energetic, fun, and supportive team, and you’re passionate about Tauranga’s future, then we’d love to hear from you. For more information, refer to the detailed position description attached. For any queries, please contact Dani Jurgeleit at [email protected]

  • Our selection process may include behavioural interview(s), psychometric and ability assessments, reference checks and pre-employment screening.
  • Tauranga City Council will not accept applications or contact from any placement service, temporary staffing agency or professional recruiter for this vacancy. If/ Where Tauranga City Council requires the support of an agency to fulfill a vacancy, we will seek this support from our network of Agencies. We ask that you please do not contact Tauranga City Council or any of its employees regarding vacancies. Tauranga City Council will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other payments related to such unsolicited contact.

Please apply via our TCC Careers page – https://careers.tauranga.govt.nz/search.

Job Category: Community Services. Job Type: Contract.

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