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Employment Opportunity: Technical Officer

About Us

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust is a Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) who are the mandated and approved entity to represent Ngāti Manuhiri and its environs. The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust provides environmental services through the Manuhiri Kaitiaki Charitable Trust and Houkura Trust.

Primary Responsibilities

The role is primarily responsible for responding to all issues related to te taiao within Ngāti Manuhiri’s tribal boundary. The role will include performing routine assignments related to te taiao, Manuhiritanga, kaitiakitanga, and environmental projects, activities, and kaupapa.

The role will include project leading on the Mahurangi East Land Restoration project which is a $5 million, 5-year-long sediment reduction programme to restore the health of the Mahurangi Harbour. Auckland Council and Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust have partnered to design and deliver the programme, which is funded by the 'Jobs for Nature’ Ministry for the Environment's (MfE) fund.

​The programme supports the vision, values, and mahi from previous foundational projects, notably the community-led Mahurangi Action Plan; and strives to work in with ongoing community initiatives with the hope that locals will tell stories of life in the river for generations to come.

Project Lead – Mahurangi East Land Restoration Project

  • Lead as the Ngāti Manuhiri representative on the Mahurangi East Land Restoration (MELR) environmental project to advance our environmental goals and aspirations within this project.

  • Help manage project timelines, schedule meetings, and other project administrative tasks.

Resource Management Unit - Kaitiaki

  • Writing kaitiaki reports, CIAs and CVAs, and other plans and reports as required.

o Devising strategies to meet targets and to encourage best practice.

o Implementing environmental policies and practices

  • Write and produce reports, submissions, articles, and other published documents.

  • Liaising with regulatory bodies such as; Auckland Council, Heritage NZ, Environment Agency, etc.

  • Inform and advise various levels of governance and management and if appropriate stakeholders taking into account the issues related to Ngāti Manuhiri preservation and conservation of the ecosystem

  • Actively participate in organisation-wide activities, including serving on stakeholder committees.

  • Participate and present any emerging findings in weekly staff / RMU meetings.

  • Participate and present findings in monthly governance meetings as required.

  • Positively representing NMST to internal and external stakeholders

  • Other duties as required from time to time.

As with all NMST staff members, the role will also support other NMST projects and events.



  • Reports directly to the Office Manager for all environmental operations, management, and strategies.

  • NMST is a small team and this role will need to form close and strong relationships with the other members of the team

  • This role has no direct reports.


  • NMST governance.

  • Local, regional and central government

  • external stakeholder committees and advisory groups as approved

  • MoU and RA partners

  • Iwi, hapū and other groups.

Education requirements:

A bachelor's degree in environmental studies, natural resources, or a related field from an accredited university is the minimum requirement. A master's degree is definitely preferred. Previous work experience in policy and regulatory planning and project management would prove to be an advantage.

Technical skills and attributes required:

  • Ability to take initiative and a proactive approach to tasks and projects.

  • Commitment to understanding and improving environmental outcomes.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently, with supervision, and in collaboration as a team member.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with technical writing skills

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

Personal skills and attributes required:

  • Strong time management skills

  • Detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure and to deadlines.

  • Creative, independent thinker, and should be comfortable working in a team environment as well as be able to function independently.

  • Excellent communication skills, have a positive attitude and exercise complete confidentiality.

  • Te Reo Maori proficiency and understanding of Tikanga Maori.

  • Flexible to travel whenever there is a need, should be a self-starter with good computer and organisation skills.

Technical Officer Job Description_September 2022
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What we offer

The Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust is a diverse, vibrant and inclusive workplace and has an indigenous health and well-being program.

This position is full-time and is 40 hours per week based at our main office in Warkworth, Auckland.


If this sounds like your next career move, apply via Seek ( or email your CV and cover letter to

Applications for this position will remain open until Monday 19 September 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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