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Tapuika Group Vacancies

Job Title: Pouhono Taiao - Environment Projects & Relationships Manager

Job Location: Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Date of Advertisement: 8 September 2023

Environmental Champion sort! 

We are sadly losing a critical staff member of our Taiao team and a suitably qualified candidate is now being sought for this critical role.   A market comparable salary is being offered for this position

This role is critical for bringing together the people & resources required to achieve the milestones and key actions for the Taiao as identified the Tapuika 2022-26 Strategic Plan, and in the various contracts we hold.   

Building positive working relationships is key as is good facilitation skills and attention to detail, particularly around health & safety.  You will also be leading a small focused team across a variety of projects, so excellent team leadership skills are essential.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in project development, delivery & management, preferably in the environmental space, will have excellent interpersonal skills, be well organised, be comfortable working within a Kaupapa Māori environment and share a Māori world view.  Ability to speak Te Reo and knowledge of Tapuika is advantageous but not essential, as is a holding a qualification in ecology, environmental studies or related fields.

You will be responsible for managing existing Taiao projects as well as developing new ones. This includes having oversight of our Pest control programme in Te Matai Forest ‘Te Wao Nui o Tapuika’.  This project has a field team of 4 plus 1 FTE focused on administration and coordination.  

Knowledge and understanding of community development principles is also essential for this role as is a passion and commitment to the Environment

There may be some hands-on field work required in this role so physical fitness and a full driver’s license is essential.

To apply, please complete the application form below, and submit along with your CV and Covering letter to  For more information or a confidential chat about the role please feel free to phone the Pou Arahi Andy on 027 2304888

you will find the full JD and some important background to the role  below.  

To view the Taiao Plan, Strategic Plan etc please click on this link


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