Tapuika Taiao Team Vacancies

We are building an 'A' team here at Tapuika and are looking for the right people to join us! Applicants are being sort for two critical positions within our Taiao Team, so Tapuika can be visibly active in regards to ocean, estuary, wetlands, rivers, forestry and conservation activity across all corners of the takapū (our region)

Tapuika has entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Conservation as part of the Mō Mahi mō te Taiao   - Jobs for Nature programme that was in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the workforce.  DOC have focused this project on giving iwi capacity in the environmental space, which in turn will facilitate conservation outcomes.

Tapuika have created two positions as part of this partnership which we believe are key to achieving our aspirations in the Taiao.  They involve working with crown agencies, local authorities and private landowners to promote Tapuika taiao principles and to contribute data, insight and narrative to a range of both internal & external strategies. 

Click on the links at the bottom of the page for more information about these roles

Pouhono Taiao (Environmental Partnerships and Projects Coordinator)

This role is critical for bringing together the people & resources required to achieve the milestones and key actions identified for the Mō Mahi mō te Taiao project and for Tapuika in general.  Building positive working relationships is key as is good facilitation skills and attention to detail, particularly around health & safety.  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 is advantageous but not essential, as is a holding a qualification in ecology, environmental studies or related fields.  There may be some hands-on field work required in this role so physical fitness and a full driver’s license is essential.

 Kaitātari Taiao (Environmental Planner)

Tapuika are looking for a graduate planner to represent us on matters relating to Resource Management Act (RMA) applications and Department of Conservation (DOC) permits, to facilitate cultural and environmental monitoring of those matters, and foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders & applicants.

You will also represent the iwi at various environmentally focused fora and working groups, as well as make submissions on all processes likely to have an impact on Te Takapū-ō-Tapuika.  The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with an environmental planning focus, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be well organized with excellent initiative, be comfortable working within a Kaupapa Māori environment and share a Māori world view. Ability to speak Te Reo is advantageous but not essential

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates are now being sought for both these roles and a market comparable salary is being offered for both positions.

To apply simply fill in the application form below,  write a covering letter and attach your up-to-date CV

Then submit toPouarahi@tapuika.iwi.nz

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 2nd November

Anyone who wishes to have a confidential chat about either position is welcome to ring Andy on 027 230 4888