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Be part of a team aiming for higher outcomes for the health of wai and tangata in Aotearoa.

The strength of the wai of Aotearoa is in the strength of our people.

We are a small Crown entity that began in March 2021. We are all passionate about making a difference for Aotearoa, our communities and the health of our people – helping to build the capability of Taumata Arowai people and the sector at large so everyone has safe drinking water.

Taumata Arowai is committed to working in partnership across Aotearoa, taking our lead from Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Mana o te Wai, to regulate and influence the water services sector to improve outcomes. 

If you’re a passionate and driven individual who has great aspirations for our tamariki and mokopuna, then join us and be part of making a difference. 

For any queries, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Vacancies

Governance Advisor

Manager Strategy and Governance

Senior Procurement Advisor

 

Governance Advisor

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Strategy and Insights
Salary: $74,700 – $96,700

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Governance Advisor is part of our strategy and Insights team and has an important relationship with our board and Māori Advisory Group. Reporting to the Manager Strategy and Governance they will:

  • assist the board and advisory group members to understand their statutory roles and assist them to perform their duties governing a new regulator though analysis and quality assurance of board and Māori Advisory Group papers
  • contribute to the preparation, planning and logistics of meeting days
  • draft and coordinate our official information correspondence and ministerial servicing arrangements
  • build and maintain a relationship with the Minister’s office and be responsible for handling information requests and drafting responses.

Innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work – our size requires us to be smart and agile. This is a start-up role that requires involvement in designing and implementing processes and practices. This role will lead by example on ministerial procedures and handling of confidential information and requests and will work cohesively with a team to ensure the success of board and Māori Advisory Group meetings.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • has experience working in a governance role
  • can navigate ambiguity and complexity, showing resilience
  • displays political acumen
  • is able to build credibility with senior leaders
  • is great with detail, prioritisation and deadlines.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 206 KB).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 138 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Wednesday 12 May 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Manager Strategy and Governance

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Strategy and Insights
Salary: $125,700 – $162,700

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Manager Strategy and Governance is responsible for leading the strategy, performance and governance functions at Taumata Arowai. They will drive the organisation’s strategic direction and ensure we meet our accountability obligations. Reporting to the Head of Strategy and Insights they will:

  • provide the Chief Executive with strategic advice and guidance on strategic challenges, risks and opportunities
  • manage the organisations formal reporting processes and documentation including performance monitoring, business planning, the statement of intent (SOI) and the statement of performance expectations (SPE)
  • manage our official information correspondence and ministerial servicing arrangements
  • be responsible for our board and Māori Advisory Group.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • brings experience of leading and managing a strategy and/or governance function
  • understands and can navigate ministerial/parliamentary protocols and procedures
  • displays political acumen and in understanding the public policy making process, sees the political, social, economic and environmental context that Taumata Arowai operates in
  • looks at the bigger picture and considers the longer term and broader context in which decisions are made.

This is a challenging role but brings with it the opportunity to design, develop and implement procedures and build relationships from the beginning. As a small organisation, innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work – our size requires us to be smart and agile. You’ll need to be well versed in the responsibilities of the role but up for getting stuck into the set up. You’ll be a strategic thinker and demonstrate proven leadership capability.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 216 KB).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 138 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 9 May 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Senior Procurement Advisor

Type: 1-year fixed term
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Corporate
Salary: $88,400 – $114,400

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Senior Procurement Advisor will work closely with the organisation to establish, implement and educate on best practice contract management and procurement approaches. They will:

  • provide strategic procurement advice to the CE and Leadership team
  • lead the negotiation of significant contracts
  • design, develop and manage high value RFx processes
  • establish SLA’s and KPI’s with key stakeholders.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • has relevant memberships, qualifications or equivalent experience
  • understands all of government (AoG) procurement policies and obligations
  • has experience of procurement in a commercial setting
  • is knowledgeable about the full procurement lifecycle and can produce associated documentation, guidance and procedures to accompany this.

Innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work – we are a small organisation and our size requires us to be smart and agile. We have lots of mahi to do in this space and are looking for someone who is passionate about procurement and contract management, who over the course of a year will be able to establish and implement the procurement function, developing relationships and building capability internally and externally.

You will be joining a growing team in a new organisation, working at fast pace to get things up and running. This is an exciting role and opportunity we hope you’ll be a part of.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 203 KB).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 138 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Tuesday 4 May 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.