Creating Our Best Future

Policy Partnerships Te Puni

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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.

We’re currently looking for a talented and dedicated Business Manager to provide future-focused business planning that will continue to make our vision a reality.

As Business Manager, you will be the source of Business Administration expertise for the Policy Partnerships Te Puni. Your core areas of focus will be:

· Providing practical management of strategic planning, budgetary and financial management processes

· Offering support to specific activities such as contingency planning, security, management and emergency procedures

· Coordinating information and issues on behalf of the Deputy Chief Executive.

The Business Manager will be part of the Policy Partnerships Te Puni leadership group based in our Wellington National Office.

To be successful in the role you will possess professional expertise in Business Administration with a Public Service environment. You will have people leadership and management experience as well as the ability to build and maintain effective relationships. Demonstrated understanding of the business cycles and requirements of core government departments will be a given as well as strong presentation skills and personal credibility to be able to speak on behalf of the Deputy Chief Executive.

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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