Thinking about a Career with Raukawa

The Raukawa Charitable Trust is always looking to employee dedicated and qualified individuals to join our team to build a brighter future for our iwi members and the wider community.


Vacancy Listing



Executive Assistant / Business Support – Group Manager,

Pūtake Taiao

 (Full-time, Fixed Term 12 Months)


About Raukawa Charitable Trust:


The Raukawa Charitable Trust (RCT) has been a provider of quality community initiatives throughout the South Waikato since 1987. We are proud to deliver a wide range of iwi-lead initiatives in health, social, treaty, cultural, and environmental sectors, to the communities that we serve.


Pūtake Taiao (the Environment Team) is responsible for leading environmental policy and projects including Te Rautaki Taiao (the Raukawa Environmental Management Plan), the Ngā Wāhi Tūturu cultural landscape project, the Raukawa Fisheries Plan and the co-management framework for the Waikato River.  We are a busy and diverse team with lots on the go!


As our current Executive Assistant/Business Support to the Group Manager Pūtake Taiao will be taking parental leave, we are now seeking a replacement for a fixed term for a 12 month period.  This role is an integral part of the team, providing effective business, executive, and administrative support to the Group Manager and across the wider team.  This role is a busy role, with a 40 hour work week, and the role works from both Tokoroa and Hamilton.


The preferred candidate:

  • Will have proven ability in an Executive Assistant/Business Support role at a senior level
  • Will have experience working in a political environment, preferably in central and/or local government
  • Takes pride in their work, ensuring that attention to detail is a number one priority
  • Will have the ability to multi task, be proactive/self-managing, and prioritise and manage workloads effectively
  • Will be approachable and participate positively within a team
  • Will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills across all levels of an organisation
  • Will have the ability to network, build relationships, and communicate with external stakeholders.


Key accountabilities:

  • To provide executive and business support to the Group Manager, Pūtake Taiao
  • Ensure the Group Manager has access to the relevant information required for meetings and other projects
  • Assist with projects as required
  • Co-ordinate and finalise monthly and quarterly reports on behalf of Pūtake Taiao
  • Organise internal and external hui
  • Provide administrative support to the team as a whole
  • Organise purchase orders, payment of invoices, archiving and filing.


If you believe you have the skills and abilities for this challenging role, please apply now.


Be aware that applicants must hold a valid and full Class 1 drivers licence, and be prepared to undergo Police vetting.


If you think you meet our requirements, please attach a cover letter and CV with your application form, to  Applications close on Tuesday 29 October 2019.


Raukawa Charitable Trust operates under a Smoke-free Environment policy.


Position Description Application Form



Projects Advisor – Projects and Implementation


Raukawa kia mau, kia ora – A thriving Raukawa iwi

Located in the South Waikato, Raukawa are a progressive post-settlement iwi currently expanding Pūtake Taiao, our Environment Group.  We are looking for passionate, experienced and innovative professionals who are strongly committed to delivering exceptional outcomes and futures for our Raukawa communities.

Raukawa is in the implementation phase of several key internal policy documents including Te Rautaki Taiao (Raukawa Environmental Management Plan), Ngā Wāhi Tūturu cultural landscape project, Raukawa Fisheries Plan and the co-management framework for the Waikato River.  As such, we are looking for a professional with unique skills, experience and vision to own a role within our team.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing a wide variety of environmental projects which specifically seek to develop the capacity and capability of Raukawa hapū and marae and improve the health of the environment with the Raukawa takiwā.   Implicit in this role is the provision of key operational support for the Programme Lead – Projects and Implementation and Pūtake Taiao.

You will have project management experience having successfully led and managed a variety of projects and initiatives.  Experience in engaging and supporting marae and hapū is desirable, as will be the ability to translate Māori knowledge and world views into the mainstream environmental sector and vice versa.  Preferably you will have a level of proficiency in Te Reo Māori, or at least be committed to enhance and develop your language skills, with our support.

A high level of self-motivation, flexibility and initiative is essential, along with exceptional communication and strong interpersonal skills.  This role would appeal to someone with experience in resource management, landscape architecture, primary industries or related sectors.

This position will focus on:

  • Designing and implementating environmental projects with a marae and hapū focus
  • Implementation of the Ngā Wāhi Tūturu work programme, and design of new initiatives and work programmes (with a focus on innovation) within the project scope
  • Planning, support and facilitation for the Raukawa Kaitiaki Forum – our flax roots ropū of Raukawa uri environmental champions.
  • Maintaining and building robust relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and partners.

This role would appeal to someone who has:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • Previous project management skills and experience
  • A high level of initiative, flexibility, accountability and a sense of humour
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills with a high level of self-awareness
  • An ability to work successfully with hapū and marae.

This is a significant opportunity to make a real contribution to the future of Raukawa, is full of variety, and we can promise that no two days will be the same.  The role is based in Tokoroa, however our team have a strong Waikato regional presence and will be open to exploring flexibility around this requirement.  There will be travel required so a full clean driver’s licence is essential.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Shauni Courtney at or for more information please contact Michelle de Beer on 021798882.

Applications close on Monday 4th November 2019