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21 Jun 2022

Full-Time Kaitohu Te Mātāwaka – Director Te Mātāwaka Unit

Parliamentary Service  Wellington City, Wellington $125,000-135,000

Job Description

Kaitohu Te Mātāwaka – Director Te Mātāwaka Unit

The Green Party’s parliamentary team is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Kaitohu Te Mātāwaka. This role leads a small team of staff supporting Te Mātāwaka, our Māori and Pasifika Caucus, and is the senior advisor to the party Co-leaders and Caucus on kaupapa Māori political issues.

We are seeking the following:

  • A professional who specialises in providing support and advice on kaupapa Māori issues
  • An experienced people leader with the ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Someone who can advise senior colleagues and MPs about complex issues and provide advice under pressure
  • Someone with strong political nous, experience shaping and implementing political strategy, and comprehensive knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi, Parliamentary and Government policy processes

You may have a background in communications, advocacy and campaigns, and/or policy and you will have an interest in politics and the work of the Green Party.

You will lead a team of two direct reports so previous staff management experience will be key to the success in this role, in addition to coaching and investing in the professional development of your team.

As a subject matter expert, you will provide trusted advice on Māori and Pasifika issues to the Green Party Co-leaders and MPs. You will lead our newly established Te Mātāwaka unit which provides research and communications advice and support to Te Mātāwaka MPs and the wider parliamentary Caucus.

Working alongside the Chief of Staff, Policy and Research Director, Communications Director, and Outreach Director, you will play a key role in the Green Party’s parliamentary management team. With the management team you will contribute to a culture of continuous improvement, assessing what is and isn’t working well and adapting in response. Alongside the other directors, you will help ensure alignment and consistency across our work, especially on issues that relate to Te Mātāwaka’s strategic priorities.

Our ideal candidate will bring strong political and strategic nous, extensive experience and knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori, understanding of the political media landscape, and a strong understanding of Green Party principles.

You will work with a passionate and highly engaged team within a unique environment.

This is a 40 hour a week role with some flexibility required due to the nature of Parliament.

Salary expectations are $125,000-135,000 plus five weeks annual leave. Appointments will be based on skills and experience.

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 4 July 2022.

The Parliamentary Service appoints on merit and is committed to EEO and good employer principles.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact [email protected]

To apply for this job, please go to our job site https://careers.parliament.govt.nz/home and enter the job code 30223GJ.

Job Category: Indigenous and Multicultural services. Job Type: Full-Time.
Closes July 4, 2022

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