Closing on: Sep 22, 2021

Te Ara Mahi Mentor

Ko wai mātou I About

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (Rūnanga) is the post settlement governance entity of Ngāti Awa. The Rūnanga is responsible for administering the Tiriti o Waitangi settlement for and on behalf of Ngāti Awa to empower and strengthen Ngāti Awa whanau and hapū and ensure the sustainable management of our collectively held assets to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited (NAGHL) is a subsidiary of the Rūnanga and manages the commercial assets of the Iwi.

The Project Management Office manages projects for both the Rūnanga and NAGHL and is tasked with ensuring all deliverables meet the contractual obligations agreed with funding bodies. One of these key projects is Te Ara Mahi. The purpose of this project is to focus on skills and employment development.

The outcomes of Te Ara Mahi are:

  1. Sustainable employment pathways for Ngāti Awa and Māori;
  2. Support the Ngāti Awa and Māori workforce to attain new skills and training to transition into employment;
  3. Develop a high-quality Ngāti Awa and Maori workforce.

Whāinga I The opportunity

Reporting to the Programme Manager, Project Management Office, the Te Ara Mahi Mentor’s role is to support Te Ara Mahi participants to achieve education, employment or training outcomes that lead to higher education and sustainable employment opportunities.

In this newly created role, you will undertake both one on one and group work mentoring for youth; liaise with schools, whanau, and employers; conduct individual needs assessments and then develop individual career pathway plans.

Ōu pukenga I About you

To be successful in this role we are seeking interest from those with:

  • Qualifications and experience mentoring and coaching, training and development
  • Facilitation experience with confidence to deliver programmes
  • Knowledge of community resources and how to access information
  • Solid relationship management skills
  • Strong administration experience including organisational skills
  • Well-developed communication and negotiation skills
  • And above all, a passion for making a difference to the future of the iwi

An understanding of Tikanga Māori and te reo is desirable.

To find out more about this role please call Sandra Diekerhof, Director at HR Connect Limited on 027 52 666 99 or simply apply at

Job Category: NAGHL PMO Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
Job Type: 3 years Fixed Term Full Time
Job Location: Whakatāne