Job title: Kaiārahi o ngā Pūnaha (Weaver), Business Systems Advisor
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Public Sector and Government
Expertise: Māori Public Sector & Government
Salary type: Annual
Location: Wellington, NZ
Job published: 12-11-2021
Job ID: 39955

Job Description

Mō te tūnga - About the role

Te Pou Ora are looking for a Kaiārahi o ngā Pūnaha to join a team of kaimahi working on the common goal of improving Health and Safety outcomes for Māori.  You will be pivotal in supporting Te Pou Ora in the establishment and delivery of Maruiti 2027 through the application of Te Ao Māori in WorkSafe policies.

Ngā mahi – The work

In this role, you will:

  • Ensure the voice of Māori is included in WorkSafe Operational and Strategic policies by participating in the development and review work programme.
  • Mentor and support the Operational and Strategic Policies (Planning) teams through the development of policies with matters of Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Maihi Karauna.
  • Participate in the policy review work programme as the point of contact for Te Pou Ora.
  • Mentor, collaborate and partner with WorkSafe staff to empower and build their comfort working within the world of Te Ao Māori and Kaupapa Māori.
  • Engage and influence the Kaupapa of WorkSafe and Te Pou Ora in collaboration with other Government agencies who are also striving for equity and better outcomes for Māori.
  • Identify and influence Māori cultural leadership across WorkSafe to extend our reach.

Ko wai au – About you

We are looking for whānau with:

  • Demonstrated experience participating in or leading the development of operational and strategic policy.
  • Experience of having mentored and supported others to engage with the application of Te Ao Māori in respective areas of mahi.
  • An understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and knowledge and know-how of Aotearoa's Machinery of Government. 
  • Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with Māori to achieve results for Māori.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Te Ao Māori and Tikanga.
  • Strong relationship building and collaboration experience.

Mō mātou - About WorkSafe

Our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.  Our people are passionate about our vision and embrace and demonstrate our WorkSafe Values - Ngā Mātāpono: 

Whakakotahi – we're united in a strong purpose 

Kōrero mai – we engage meaningfully 

Tiakina mai - we're entrusted with a duty of care. 

WorkSafe offer a range of benefits including free life, trauma and income protection insurances, discounts on health insurance and eye care, four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, and learning and professional development opportunities. We operate on a flexible by default basis, allowing you and your manager to create a flexible work experience that supports you and the business to succeed.

There are a range of networks you can become part of, such as our Te Rōpū Atuapiko Rainbow Network, WorkSafe Wahine Women's Network and our Kapa Haka group.

Tono mai - How to apply

For more information, including the job description, or to kōrero further on the role, contact Carl Church on 021 166 6441 or

To apply, submit your covering letter and CV via the ‘I’m Interested’ button by the closing date of 26 November 2021.

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