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 


The Raukawa Charitable Trust strives to represent and protect the interests of the Raukawa Iwi within our takiwā in the Central North Island.  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!


A newly created role, the Executive Assistant/Business Support to the Group Manager Pūtake Taiao will be 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 very busy one, and no two days are the same.


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
  • Develop and implement business support processes to ensure the Group Manager and wider team are fully supported
  • Ensuring the Group Manager has access to the relevant information required for meetings and other projects
  • Lead special projects as delegated by the Group Manager and to assist with other projects as required
  • Develop document templates and other required processes for Pūtake Taiao
  • 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.


For an application form and the position description go to  Send your application including CV and cover letter to by 23 April 2018.


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