Here’s a chance for Phil Goff to make a clear stand on how he’ll run Auckland Council

Auckland Council are looking for someone to do a job.

Tumu Whakarae – Maori Responsiveness and Te Tiriti o Waitangi Relationships
Auckland Council is determined to achieve a transformational shift with and for M?ori to deliver on the council vision of celebrating T?maki Makaurau M?ori identity as a point of difference globally. To underpin this vison, a bold and contemporary response is to be developed in response Te Tiriti o Waitangi as it applies to council, to honour legislative obligations and the spirit of Te Tiriti relationships.

A transformational shift within council, with and for M?ori, requires the demonstration of your ability to work across different world views, and being able to navigate each paradigm with ease.

You will deliver policy and strategy that communicates Auckland Council’s kaupapa and guide and champion change across council groups, so that the needs of Te Ao M?ori have significant uplift in capacity and capability.

Leading the next step of change, you will work alongside elected and appointed representatives and executive leaders across the greater council group. Having direct management responsibility for a team within governance, and working closely with fellow senior leaders, you will establish a cohort team in M?ori specialist roles, working effectively together to deliver on key, strategic goals.

As a result of your leadership, the council’s capability and confidence working with M?ori will significantly improve, as will a shared view of kaupapa me ona tikanga M?ori, which will implemented into daily business. Relationships with mana whenua and m?t?waaka groups will be not only well managed, but report high levels of satisfaction with council in engagement, partnership and collaboration at both operational and governance levels.

You will support and empower internal stakeholders to come on a journey with you, foster relationships with a large, external stakeholder group, and lead a strategic partnership with the Independent M?ori Statutory Board (IMSB).

Skills and attributes for application are to include:

Success at senior management and leadership within local/ central government, or within an Iwi organisation

A relevant tertiary postgraduate qualification
Demonstrated competency in Te Reo me ona tikanga M?ori
Development and delivery of business, strategic and performance plans
In depth change management and complex stakeholder management
Experience in government functions; policy, strategy, governance, change and communications
Demonstrated budget/fiscal management skills
You will have an in depth understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, both in a historical within a contemporary context. Additionally, you will be able to ascertain gaps in the current ways of working and be able plan to overcome these within the Whiria Te Muka T?ngata/M?ori Responsiveness Framework.

As a senior leader not only within business but within the communities you operate in, you will be well equipped to bring diverse and broad groups together and foster a centralised way of working.

In addition, you should be experienced in unlocking future potential working opportunities via building relationships with central and local government agencies. You will build and nurture key relationships whilst having a clear strategy and framework to work toward.

Salary package for this role is positioned to attract the most senior level of applicant.

Applications for the position are to be presented with a covering letter and CV and forwarded through to either [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] or apply via the Auckland Council careers site. If you have queries or wish to have a confidential discussion, please feel free to contact us.

Applications close on Friday, 7th October 2016 at 10.30pm.

That won’t fix a single pothole, streetlight or clean up dumped rubbish on a council reserve.

This person is not the end of it. ?He or she (who am I kidding), he will also need to put together his own team.

Looking at salaries, overheads and operating expenditure, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d get any change from half a million dollars.

Come on Phil. ?Time to show your ratepayers what you’re made of.