Kaiwhakahaere Matua (Cultural Strategy and Relationships Lead)

Listed 24 days Ago

  Part time, 20 hours per week

Odyssey supports tāngata whai ora (people seeking wellness) to live the lives they want, free from alcohol, drug or other addiction challenges.  We are known for providing effective, evidence-based services that support wellbeing, and we do this in partnership whai ora and their whānau. 

We wholeheartedly believe that everyone living in New Zealand should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, to feel hopeful about their future and to have meaningful relationships with friends and whānau

We are currently seeking a seasoned cultural leader to join our Executive Leadership Team. As Kaiwhakahaere Matua, you will provide strong cultural leadership and direction for the organisation, overseeing our Māori Health Strategy and Māori Responsiveness Action Plan, and working with the leadership team to achieve our strategic goals. 

You will have the personal mana to take people on the journey, being able to bring differing viewpoints and strongly held beliefs and agendas together.  Presenting persuasive arguments and maintaining poise under pressure, you will be clear on how Odyssey can ensure positive outcomes for Māori and how to influence others to achieve these outcomes with empathy and understanding.  Key to your success will be your ability to gain trust and maintain beneficial relationships that will promote and advance the strategic goals of Odyssey. 

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.
With your basket and my basket, the people will thrive.

If you are interested in this role, we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • The opportunity to utilise your skills and experience to achieve positive change for the tangata whai ora and whānau Odyssey supports

To apply, please complete our online application forms and attach your full CV /cover letter. If you have any further questions, you can contact Fiona Trevelyan, Chief Executive Officer,  on 021 714 609.

Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free organisation.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Skills & Experience

 Our ideal candidate will:

  • ·Have strong networks and relationships with Māori decision-makers, influencers, relevant iwi and hapū, kaupapa Māori NGOs, Government departments and other agencies. 
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of Māori tikanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (ToW) and understanding of ToW partnership principles within a health sector environment and how to apply them
  • Be able to nurture and maintain effective, strategic relationships with key stakeholders as well as help build pathways that will benefit Odyssey
  • Have a sound understanding of (and preferably experience of working in,) the health, social services or community sectors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how Te Tiriti o Waitangi is applied within a health or social services environment
  • Model effective and courageous leadership, that is innovative and visionary
  • Be able to traverse complexities and opposing viewpoints, demonstrate political shrewdness and have an awareness of the sensitivity of the kaupapa
  • Fluency in te reo