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Community and Engagement Advisor

Ka ora ai te Raukūmara, ka ora ai te iwi.
Ka ora ai te iwi, ka ora ai te Raukūmara

Raukūmara Pae Maunga is a large-scale restoration project that aims to significantly reduce possums, rats, stoats, deer and goat from a 90,000-hectare territory of Public Conservation Land spanning the northern to central Raukūmara ranges.  Additional to this area there is also the possibility of working with privately owned lands.  Raukūmara Pae Maunga is a restoration project between Ngati Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and in partnership with Te Papa Atawhai (Department of Conservation).

Community and Engagement Advisor

This is a great opportunity for someone knowledgeable and qualified in the art of community engagement to join our team. You will assist the Communications and Engagement Manager, Ngati Porou, to deliver on key outcomes within the Raukumara Pae Maunga project connecting people at place to the Kaupapa through wananga, haerenga and hikoi. 

Understanding how the Pae Maunga operations happen is critical to curating key narratives that support our whānau to understand what it will take to save Te Raukūmara.  We are also looking for someone who has a good understanding of Ngati Porou and/or Te Whānau-ā-Apanui iwi systems, dynamics and processes.

Representing Raukūmara Pae Maunga, you will have exceptional relationship and communication skills and ability to work with the Pae Maunga team, the iwi, hapū, whānau of Ngati Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and various stakeholders.

Key attributes of the successful applicant:

  • A passion for crafting, delivering and promoting effective communication strategies supporting an understanding of what it will take to save Te Raukūmara

  • Proven work experience in community engagement, working in all diverse areas

  • Experience with engagement and communications with iwi and hapū of Ngati Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

  • Advocate and understand the vision, strategies, and values of Raukūmara Pae Maunga

  • Competency in Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Passionate, innovative, courageous and a drive for excellence in everything you do

  • A committed can-do attitude when it comes to working within the local coastal environment of Ngati Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui to advocate and support with development of initiatives that can be delivered at place

  • Committed to people and making a difference within the realm of Taiao

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Provide a CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience for this role.

These can be submitted to: Will Newbold at

Closing Date: Friday 9th February 2024

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