Status Pilot – in implementation

Start Date August 2023

Due Date

Lead Organisation

WRLC Secretariat

Deliverables

1. Issues and opportunities paper

2. Scoping report of short-listed opportunities – read here

3. High level business case for each opportunity on the “go” list

Background documents

Iwi capacity and capability project

What is this project about?

Iwi partners in the Wairarapa-Wellington-Horowhenua region continue to experience limited capacity (and capability in certain technical areas) to allow time for more meaningful representation, relationship building, advisory, and influence of decision making – within government system timeframes and our work programme.

This project is a pilot designed to address this issue, to help build iwi/hapū capacity and capability, to support them to participate more equitably in our region.

Timeline

  • 29 August – Pilot Launch
  • 29 August to 29 September – Receiving EOIs for secondments and job vacancies
  • 29 September – review of CVs and EOIs and matchmaking
  • Early – mid October – confirm placements and secondments

We still welcome queries, CVs and EOIs beyond this timeline as this project is ongoing.

Pilot Objectives:

  1. Help to build iwi partner capacity
  2. Help to build iwi partner capability in certain technical areas
  3. Share systems knowledge to better navigate processes
  4. Assist in building or strengthening enduring relationships between organisations and iwi partners
  5. Activate and support Work Placements and Secondments that solve a real resourcing need.

Ways to get involved

Work Placements and Secondments

The project has established Works Placements and Secondments, both as practical options for building capacity and capability.

Under this shared benefits arrangement, public and private sector organisations can improve their cultural competency and gain real Te Ao Māori experience in an immersed environment alongside our iwi partners.

Have any questions? Let’s kōrero!  Contact us at hello@wrlc.org.nz or 027 444 1879 to chat about the current opportunities below.

 

Current Work Placement Opportunities

The following Work Placement opportunities are available to affiliated iwi/hapū members in the Wairarapa-Wellington-Horowhenua region.

Job title Employer Arrangement Job Description Location
Health Protection Officer Te Whatu Ora, National Public Health Service

Full time, permanent

Work hours shared between Te Whatu Ora and iwi/hapū

View job description Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt
Regional Housing Action Plan Implementation Lead, WRLC Greater Wellington Regional Council (as administrating authority for WRLC)

Full time, 12-month fixed term contract

Work hours shared between WRLC and iwi/hapū

View job description Cuba Street, Wellington

Iwi Liaison Manager, WRLC

 

Wellington Regional Leadership Committee

Full time, 12-month fixed term contract

Work hours shared between WRLC and iwi/hapū

View job description Cuba Street, Wellington

 

Current Secondment Opportunities

The following Secondment opportunities are available to public and private sector employees. Whilst working in-house alongside our iwi partners is the ideal, we can certainly kōrero about remote working arrangements.

An understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo are not prerequisites for these roles.

 

Skills Preferred level Preferred duration Outline Location
RMA Planning (consents) Mid-Senior 12 months + Coordinate and review consent applications, technical advisory, and prepare responses Levin
RMA Planning (policy) Mid-Senior 12 months + Technical policy advisory and written submissions Levin
RMA Planning (consents) Senior 6-12 months + Coordinate and review consent applications, technical advisory, and prepare responses Ōtaki
RMA Planning (policy) Senior Ongoing Technical policy advisory and written submissions Ōtaki
Executive Assistance Self-starter Ongoing Administrative support to Chief Executive Levin
Project Manager (generalist) Experienced / self-starter 12 months + Generalist PM to frame up and deliver projects Levin
Communications Senior 12 months Support to Chief Executive, full time or part time Levin
Communications and Engagement Senior 12 months Comms and engagement support Ōtaki
Business Management / Coordination Not specified Ongoing Office systems and processes (Initially), business management and coordination (ongoing) Ōtaki