Kaiwhakahaere Hononga Māori


Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi o Aotearoa – Playcentre Aotearoa is seeking an action-oriented leader with a passion for both promoting and embracing Te Ao Māori. We are looking for someone who can lead and support Playcentre Aotearoa to build effective relationships with Iwi and Māori, while leading the Hononga Māori team in supporting centres across the motu.

The Kaiwhakahaere Hononga Māori is responsible for developing a national strategy to ensure Te Ao Māori is incorporated into everyday Playcentre operations, leading strategic engagements and guiding the development of Playcentre’s cultural capabilities.

 A key tenet of Playcentre’s philosophy is that we are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi. To assist Playcentre in this work, we are looking for someone whose principles and values align, and who is committed to walking the talk to inspire others.

This role is based in the National Service Centre in Mana, Porirua. It is a permanent, full time role.

Closing date: 5pm, 18th November 2021

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Taking a proactive leadership role to collaborate, drive and lead the performance of the Hononga Māori team. Collaboratively support and guide kaimahi to develop Playcentre’s cultural capability.
  • Supporting the CE and CFO in developing national budgets, then maintaining and reporting on these.
  • Developing and implementing a national strategy to ensure Te Ao Māori is incorporated into everyday Playcentre operations.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Te Reo and Tikanga Māori capacity that will support building and maintaining credibility with key stakeholders and Playcentre employees.
  • Demonstrates the principles and values of Te Whare Tikanga Māori, which is the governance body within Playcentre Aotearoa and is recognised as the organisations partner
  • Comfortable, and has experience in a leadership role and displays honesty, discretion, sensitivity, self-discipline and resilience
  • ECE or Playcentre experience or knowledge is useful
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Organised – excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to travel and work remotely as required from time to time
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and growth

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:

5pm, 18 November 2021.

How to apply:

For further information or to apply for this role with your CV and Cover Letter, please contact [email protected] using “Kaiwhakahaere Hononga Māori” in the subject line.