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Published: 3 September, 2020

COVID RESPONSE MANAGER – 12 Month Fixed Contract

COVID RESPONSE MANAGER – 12 Month Fixed Contract

No one needs reminding the devastating effect the Covid Pandemic had worldwide.  Our whānau also suffered despite the efforts of our Trust Board and Operations to alleviate the kai, housing and jobs issues emanating from this.

To assist with our Covid Response and supporting our whānau we wish to appoint someone who can coordinate our response efforts, liaise with fellow Iwi Organisations and Councils and Emergency Response Teams and Bodies.


Preferred Attributes:

Someone who:

i)                    Can allocate 20 hours in a 7 day cycle;

ii)                   Ideally, prior experience working in a kaupapa Māori environment within Iwi;

iii)                 Administration experience;

iv)                 Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with a wide range of people;

v)                   Able to work both as a team and unsupervised;

vi)                 Computer literacy with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access;

vii)               Accurate typing, editing and data entry consistency/accuracy;

viii)              Good numerical skills;

ix)                 Problem solving and the capacity to provide solutions;

x)                   A high level of attention to detail;

xi)                 Liaising with Te Pātaka, Kokiri a Iwi (KAI), TEAM, CDEM (MDC, NCC and TDC), RIF and others;

xii)               An understanding of Tikanga Māori, particularly Te Reo Māori;

xiii)              Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui registered Iwi Member is a preference; and

xiv)              Experience in an Emergency Response Environment would be an asset.

The position will be based at our Offices in Waikawa Waitohi although it is possible for the person to work off site most of the time.

If you are interested in this position or require more information please email our Office on and/or phone us on 03 573 5170.  Applications close 30th September 2020.

Published: 11 May, 2020

Family Start Nelson He Matapuna Ora Charitable Trust


Family Start is a child centred, intensive home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s health, learning and relationships, family/whanau circumstances, environment and safety. The programme funded through an Oranga Tamariki contract supports families/whanau who struggle with challenges or problems that put health, education and social outcomes for their children at risk.
We are seeking a Manager based at our Nelson Office to lead our Family Start service in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.
This position requires a person with strong leadership skills, capable to manage and deliver a proven effective early intervention service that helps children achieve their potential.
To be successful in this position, you will need to have:
• A commitment to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Proven successful experience in managing and achieving excellence in service delivery operations within a social work service or comparable organisation.
• Proven practical experience in creating a working environment that supports an effective team.
• Effective verbal and written interpersonal skills with a positive approach to leading change.
• Demonstrated ability to build, strengthen and maintain inter sectorial collaboration and stakeholder relationships.
• General management experience in strategic/annual planning, financial management, resource allocation and human relations.
• A passion for improving health and social outcomes for tamariki, maori and whanau.
A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.

For an application form and position description contact the Nelson Office:
Phone: (03) 5470940, fax (03) 548 0418,

Applications close Monday 18th May 2020 at 5pm.


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