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    Te Aka Pūkenga Cadetships

    Full Time - Fixed Term (12 Months) Te Tauihu - Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough

    • Do you have an interest in the environment from a kaupapa Māori and/or science perspective?
    • Are you keen to develop networks and relationships in your day-to-day job?
    • Do you like the idea of a varied job where no two days are the same?

    Then Te Aka Pūkenga cadetships could be for you!

    Cadets will spend time across different organisations (council, crown/govt agencies, whānau, hapū and iwi) in Te Tauihu, gaining experience in multiple disciplines.

    There are opportunities for up to 3 cadets across Te Tauihu (Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough).

    About the role:

    This cadetship role is one of three positions established under the Te Aka Pūkenga programme. Te Aka Pūkenga is a new initiative collectively formed by ngā iwi o Te Tauihu and the three local Councils. The purpose of the programme is to create a skills and experience pathway that will, in time assist ngā iwi o Te Tauihu and Te Tauihu Councils to address future capacity constraints.

    In these roles, you will be provided with opportunities and experiences that help grow your knowledge and expertise in environmental management.

    You will spend time working with the Councils' teams, the Iwi Trusts' teams, and where possible other connected entities.

    Your main responsibility in this role will include;

    • Develop knowledge, relationships, networks and skills in alignment with the Taiao objectives of ngā iwi o Te Tauihu and Te Tauihu Councils.
    • Participate in and support Taiao processes, including statutory processes and ngā iwi o Te Tauihu/Te Tauihu Councils engagement mechanisms.
    • Provide assistance to ngā iwi o Te Tauihu and Te Tauihu Councils on Taiao operational activities and special projects.
    • Participate in learning and development opportunities, to strengthen understanding of the operating environment of ngā iwi o Te Tauihu and Te Tauihu Councils.

    This is a fixed term, full-time role of 40 hours per week for 12 months from February 2024 to January 2025.

    For the right candidate, we would consider an arrangement that is less than full time.

    What's on offer:

    • A unique opportunity to work across Te Tauihu in both Councils and Iwi Trusts.
    • A great benefits package.
    • Living wage
    • A workplace that supports flexibility, health and wellbeing
    • An environment where input, initiative and innovation are encouraged
    • A fantastic learning environment and support for professional development.

    About you:

    Our desired candidate will have the following skills:

    • A reliable team member who is inquisitive with a desire to learn.
    • Good written and oral communication skills.
    • display a skilful approach to communicating with a wide range of communities/ individuals.
    • Flexible and change adaptive.
    • Friendly, positive and approachable.
    • Proactive with good initiative and will seek out direction from colleagues when required.
    • self-motivated and have an aptitude for personal development.

    This role requires someone that is:

    • Developing understanding and application of tikanga Māori and mātauranga Māori.
    • Developing an understanding of Te Reo Māori (desirable).
    • Developing knowledge of whānau, hapū, iwi and marae within Te Tauihu and Tasman.
    • Proficient with digital literacy and experienced using Microsoft Office suite.

    Training and development will be made available for the right candidate. So, if you meet most (but not all) of our requirements and you believe that you could be a great fit for the role please apply as we would love to hear from you.

    About the councils:

    Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council and Marlborough District Council (Ngā Kaunihera o Te Tauihu) are dynamic, progressive organisations which pride themselves on the professionalism they bring to managing a wide range of functions.

    Our vision is together, we care for the health and wellbeing of our people and our places. We leave our taonga in a better state than when it was placed in our care, for our children and the generations to come.

    Te Tauihu is unique for many reasons. Located in one of New Zealand's most stunning regions, we offer a work-life balance that is hard to beat. With breath-taking landscapes, vibrant communities, and a wealth of outdoor activities at your doorstep, you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds. It's not all work and no play in te Tauihu.

    These roles will be based out of council offices located in Richmond, Nelson and Blenheim.

    How to apply

    If you're ready to make an impact in your community with Te Aka Pūkenga - Tono mai | Apply now!

    Tasman District Council is accepting expressions of interest for Nelson and Tasman.

    For Marlborough please apply here Current Vacancies - Marlborough District Council

    Applications close:

    26 January 2024 at 5:00pm

    It is anticipated that shortlisting candidates won't commence until 29 January 2024, and contact will be made after this date.

    Richard Liddicoat

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    Te Aka Pūkenga Cadetships