Jobs - Mahi

Situations vacant: Kaiārahi - Waste advisor for Tauranga Moana

About Para Kore and the role

Para Kore is a not-for-profit Māori organisation, (by Māori, for Māori) with charitable status. Para Kore is a zero waste organisation with a kaupapa based on whakapapa to Papatūānuku and is expressed through an experienced and skilled team who work regionally delivering the Para Kore programme to marae and Māori communities. The Para Kore whānau are passionate about, and committed to, achieving a zero waste Aotearoa.

We are looking for a kaiārahi (waste advisor) who will deliver the Para Kore programme to marae, organisations, kōhanga, kura in Tauranga.

You will need a degree of fluency in te reo Māori and knowledge of tikanga Māori, be experienced in working with Māori and marae and be passionate about composting and reducing waste. The positions requires approximately 16 – 20 hours a month. Applicants must be available to work weekends, especially Sundays! The work entails giving presentations, doing waste checks and running zero waste wānanga/workshops with marae.

Proficiency with using a computer is necessary and the applicant must have a laptop, phone and reliable vehicle. Training given and resources provided. Applications (please send a cover letter and CV) close on 28th January 2018. For a job description or for enquiries, please contact, 021 0376737

The successful applicant will also:

  • Liaise with Para Kore Support Committees which include members from councils, funders, iwi authorities and other interested parties.
  • Complete deliverables and accountability reports as required.

Skills and experience

Can do attitude, professional personal presentation, self-motivated and self-managing, optimistic with a solution-based outlook, positive, up-beat, flexible, initiative, well organised, effective time manager and self-starter with a positive attitude that’s infectious. Humble, empathetic, patient yet determined. Able to self-reflect.

Passion, understanding, respect are virtues required for this position as well as a love for Ranginui, Papatūānuku me ā rāua tamariki.

Skilled communicator with great interpersonal skills; understands the concept of a ‘deadline’ and can meets deadlines without fail, as well as be of the highest integrity. People with a love for getting things in on time, learning, excellence, and reducing waste are preferred.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to by the 28th January 2018. Please contact us for a position description too.

Contact us for a job description:
021 0376737
06 7638 297

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to