Join our dedicated team at He Iwi Kāinga, a subsidiary of the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust, in our mission to provide homes for Ngāti Tūwharetoa that are healthy, safe, and nurturing. Established in 2019, He Iwi Kāinga focuses on tailoring support to the unique needs of our Iwi, building communities where future generations will thrive.

Your role:

As our Senior Kāinga Coach – Whare Ora, you’re at the heart of this mission. You will:

  • Conduct Whare Ora Home Assessments to ensure our homes meet the highest standards.\
  • Offer hands-on advice on home repairs, maintenance, and safety, empowering homeowners with the knowledge they need.
  • Facilitate educational workshops and training, sharing your expertise and passion for healthy living environments.
  • Advocate for whānau in need, becoming their champion in creating healthier homes.
  • Lead by example, setting exceptional standards in everything you do, from performance to communication.

The challenges you’ll tackle:

  • You’ll engage and communicate with various stakeholders, understanding their needs and finding common ground.
  • You’ll be instrumental in sourcing, capturing, and reporting crucial data to secure funding and support for our projects.
  • Working closely with project managers and repair contractors, you’ll ensure our strategies are implemented effectively.
  • You’ll play a key role in adapting and refining our processes, making sure we’re always moving towards our vision of healthy, sustainable homes for our community.

What we’re looking for:

  • A reliable team member with a passion for supporting Whānau, Hapū, Iwi.
  • A strong communicator, ready to listen, learn, and lead with kindness and compassion.
  • Someone who’s organised, proactive, and eager to tackle new challenges head-on.
  • A team player who’s ready to jump in and collaborate with colleagues and community members alike.
  • Proficiency in computing, and a knack for keeping things running smoothly, whether it’s data management or direct support.
  • Someone who views every challenge as an opportunity to learn and improve, understanding that through effort and perseverance we will find growth.
  • A full car license.

Why you’ll love working for us:

  • You’ll see the direct impact of your work on our community, making a real difference in the lives of Ngāti Tūwharetoa whānau.
  • We offer a supportive environment where you can grow professionally and personally, with opportunities for development and learning.

You’ll be part of a team:

  • that thrives on building positive habits,
  • values transparency, respect, and a can-do attitude,
  • where every member plays a critical role in our collective success.

About Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust: Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust is the Post-Settlement Governance Entity managing the financial and whenua resources returned to Ngāti Tūwharetoa in the Central North Island Forests Iwi Collective settlement. He Iwi Kainga is a subsidiary of the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust.

Application Details: Please forward your CV and cover letter by 24 May 2024 to Melanie Henry. Applications close on 24 May 2024.