Vacancy: Navigator 

About the Role

The role in this context is to coordinate, lead, support and motivate approximately 20 kaingaki kāri who will be participants on a 12-month Horticulture Group Employment Programme, administered by Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa. You will support participants through a period of training to ready them for the workplace, and ultimately achieving ongoing seasonal employment within various primary industries in Te Hiku o Te Ika, starting with Bells Produce.

Key to this role is applying traditional cultural practices and Mātauranga Māori to maximise opportunities and sustainability of ongoing and long-term employment for all participants.

The Ideal candidate will have a strong track record with the following skills, experience and qualities:

  • * Current full NZ car licence.
  • * An adult teaching certificate or similar would be advantageous.
  • * Experience in work brokerage/building relationships with potential employers.
  • * Experience in a similar role including the pastoral care support of clients.
  • * Experience in the successful delivery of Māori focused holistic wānanga would be advantageous.
  • * Rapport in the local community, and the ability to build close, trusting relationships with a wide range of   
  • * Excellent listener/communicator – both written and oral.
  • * Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • * Experience in facilitating training with youth/young adults.
  • * An understanding of Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori as relevant to local Hapū / Māori communities.



Email to apply. Applications close Wednesday, 24 February 2021.