Jobs - Mahi

Situations vacant: Kaiārahi - Waste advisors for Whakatāne

We are looking for a new kaiārahi to join our team of waste advisors to deliver the Para Kore programme in and around Whakatāne. Please forward to your friends and whānau. Applications close on 24th July 2018.

Kei te kimi kaimahi a Para Kore. Ko te mahi a te kaimahi nei, he āwhina i ngā marae, ngā kōhanga reo, ngā kura me ngā rōpū Māori ki te whakaiti para. Kei te kimi mātau i te hunga e ngākau nui ana ki te tiaki taiao, e pakari ana hoki ki te tū ki te whakaatu kaupapa, ki te whakahaere wananga hoki. Heoi, ka whakangungutia te kaimahi. Tēnā whakapā mai mēnā ki ō whakaaro he mahi pai tēnei mōu.  

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 Whakatāne.

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 18 – 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 24th July 2018. For a job description or for enquiries, please contact, 021 0431127
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 24th July 2018. Let us know which rohe you are applying for. Please contact us for a position description too.

Contact us for a job description:
021 0431127

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to