Creating Our Best Future

Whānau Wellbeing Manager

Policy Partnerships Te Puni

Vacancy PP041

Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, designs, develops and delivers public policy that has a significant and positive impact for Māori.

Our commitment to enable whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do.

We believe that our people are at the heart of achieving this commitment and for that reason our new Deputy Chief Executive is keen to recruit more talent, to add to our already existing team of capable people.

We believe it is our people who embody our organisation’s potential, it is our people who influence the policy that enables Māori participation and success as Māori, and it is our people who will create our best future.

Policy Partnerships Te Puni works at the forefront of policy development within Te Puni Kōkiri. We’re currently looking for a talented and dedicated Manager to lead our Whānau Wellbeing Team.

Our Whānau Wellbeing Team contributes to policy development and important cross-agency initiatives that are essential to improving the wellbeing of Māori in priority areas such as vulnerable whānau and tamariki, health, housing and education.

And as Whānau Wellbeing Manager, you will have responsibility for the stewardship of Whānau Ora policy and for policy advice relating to Whānau Ora programmes and investments. You will lead and guide a team of 15 – the direction you provide will be aligned with Te Puni Kōkiri’s primary role of influencing policy to deliver positive outcomes for Māori.

You will bring a tertiary degree in management or a related field and your significant management experience in the public sector will set you apart as a professional and credible leader. You’ll be a natural communicator and be comfortable working with people at all levels, not only in Government but in the community with iwi, hapū and whānau. And you’ll be thoroughly conversant in the workings of Government and the political intricacies that exist in the policy process.

At Te Puni Kōkiri, we work to create an environment where you’ll thrive as part of a whānau that is committed to the kaupapa of Māori succeeding as Māori - you’ll take pride in the work that we do, because you know that it matters.

We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people – you’ll be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is just as important as you. And we’re committed to your wellbeing, financial security and learning and development – we even provide in-house Te Reo Māori Training and have our own Kapa Haka group.

If you add all of this to the knowledge that the work you’re doing really makes a difference, then you’ll know that these opportunities are truly unique.


To apply, please email your cv, covering letter and a completed application form to

Applications close 10.00am, Thursday 28 June 2018.

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