Operations Manager

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Operations Manager - Have courage, connect and lead

Full time - Chatham Islands

  • Enhance strategic relationships, influence direction;
  • Create meaningful change; and
  • Influence and lead at a senior leadership level.

Kia hiwa rā!

Ko wai mātou? Who we are?

Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust (NMoWIT) is a Mandated Iwi Organisation (MIO) based on Wharekauri/Chatham Islands. It is an organisation with key values that sit at the heart of everything it does.

We are whānau. We support each other “ahakoa te aha’”: We hold to “tika me te pono” as we seek to achieve maungarongo (peace) in our decision making: We hold the line as we unite for our whānau, our iwi, and the resources we are entrusted with.

NMoWIT has been working on its historical Tiriti o Waitangi Settlement Negotiations with the Crown, which is ongoing. As the Iwi Trust builds momentum in achieving significant kaupapa milestones it seeks a Pou Amotake (Operations Manager) to support the Iwi Trust and drive strategic objectives.

This is a unique opportunity to influence positive change for ngā uri o Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri.  

Te tūrunaga - the role 

The diversity of this role will mean no two days are the same. Working closely with the Kaihautū (Chief Executive) you will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Iwi Trust. Process driven, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of operational management systems to achieve the strategic objectives of NMoWIT. You will be instrumental in preparing information and supporting the Board, overseeing resourcing, financial and operational performance of the trust, and in building and maintaining meaningful relationships with key stakeholders.

To do this, the Operations Manager will:

  • Be a trusted advisor to the Kaihautū, and influence both internally and externally, to enhance relationships;
  • Contribute to executive decision-making across all aspects of the trust;
  • Be a strong leader and mentor to the team; and
  • Identify risk, offer mitigations and operate in accordance with NMoWIT vision and values.

He kōrero mōu - About You

To be successful as the Operations Manager, you will ideally have solid experience in a senior leadership role and will display the mana and cultural competency required to strengthen NMoWIT and build meaningful relationships. You will be driven by purpose and opportunity; with your growth mindset your contributions to the Iwi Trust will align with its visons and values. Your nurturing leadership style will mean you work collaboratively with your team at a senior leadership level and on the ground. In executing this, you will bring with you the following skills and experience:

  • Proven leadership and capability building ability, you will nurture and grow a high performing team;
  • Experience working with iwi and fluency/high degree of confidence in te reo Māori;
  • Experience in developing and implementing operation management systems;
  • A strong affinity with the vision and values of NMoWIT;
  • A strategic mind-set and ability to consider long-term and broader implications of actions and events;
  • Exceptional communication and relationship skills with the ability to develop and maintain enduring relationships;
  • Strong business and financial acumen; and
  • A genuine interest and commitment to the outcomes NMoWIT aims to achieve.

You will be supported by a high performing team. We value the role we play in creating a future for our whānau, hapū, and iwi. We value our people; we foster and environment that promotes learning and development. Do you have the skill, drive and motivation to play a key role in our whānau?

How to apply 

To discover more about Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust, visit www.nmow.iwi.nz 

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Sarah Dixon on 022 193 4170 or by email to sarah@deciphergroup.co.nz  



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