Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is committed to the revitalisation of te reo Māori for Aotearoa.

The work we do supports the government’s Māori language strategy – Maihi Karauna, issued under the Māori Language Act 2016.

Our vision is the landscape of Aotearoa will resonate with our indigenous language.

With a strong and supportive team of committed advocates we are committed to making this happen. We are looking for people with appropriate qualifications who relish the opportunity to be part of our organisation and contribute to the development and implementation of our strategy in Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. 

Director Policy and Development (Permanent)

This role is a member of the Senior Leadership team and manages the Policy and Development business group. You have a primary responsibility to ensure Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is recognised as a critical unit in leading the coordination of the implementation of the Maihi Karauna (Crown Māori Language Strategy). You will also be responsible for influencing government policy and practice to support the revitalisation of the Māori language within New Zealand. 

The Policy and Development team undertakes Language Services, Language Planning, and Research and Evaluation.

You will provide a strategic focus to these areas to support decision making of the Chief Executive and the Board. 

To apply for this role you will need senior management experience with demonstrated ability to build and lead successful teams.

You will have a proven record of accomplishment in successfully developing and leading the implementation of strategies in organisations, ideally in a public sector environment. 

You will have experience in building and sustaining strategic partnerships and the ability to set high standards to deliver successful results.

You will also need sound understanding of key issues affecting Māori language development and regeneration. 

The ability to speak te reo Māori is an advantage, as would a commitment to improve your Reo Māori development and use. 

Download the position description [PDF, 103 KB]

If you are ready for your next challenge, please forward your cover letter and CV to:

Wiremu Tamaki at vacancy@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm Monday 10 September 2018. 

Roles are located within a Crown Entity, so knowledge and experience of working within and across the government sector is required. You will also have a good understanding of technological developments and how relevant digital media contributes to language revitalisation.


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