Job Title: Para Kore Kaiārahi ki Tūwharetoa

Job Title: Para Kore Kaiārahi ki Tūwharetoa
By: Para Kore Marae Incorporated

E ngākaunui ana koe ki ngā mahi tiaki taiao? 

E hīkaka ana koe ki te hāpai ake me te whakatinana i ngā tikanga tiaki taiao me te whakaiti para? 

Mēnā e whakaae ana ki ēnei pātai, tēnā whakapā mai ki a mātou! 

We are looking for a new Kaiārahi (Environmental Facilitator) in the Tūwharetoa rohe to deliver our Para Kore programme to marae, kura/schools, kōhanga and early childhood centres, organisations and community groups.  You would ideally reside in or around the Taupō and Tūrangi area.  

Who is Para Kore?

Our work is expressed through an experienced and skilled team who work regionally delivering the Para Kore education programme to marae and rōpū. The rōpū we work with include but are not limited to: marae, whānau, hapū, iwi, kura, kōhanga reo, puna reo, kindergarten, community organisations, events, churches, tertiary institutions, companies, community gardens, and kaumātua rōpū. The outcomes Para Kore seeks for our communities and rōpū are social, environmental, cultural and economic. Our work contributes to moving up the waste hierarchy, building a circular economy, increasing biodiversity, supporting climate justice and action, and regenerating ecosystems. The Para Kore whānau are passionate about and committed to collaboration, and collective action for a carbon neutral, zero waste Aotearoa that rebalances our connections with Ranginui, Papatūānuku and between all things. 

The objective of our education programme is encouraging zero-waste, circular systems to be the norm again vs single-use, linear, throwaway systems. We do this by providing te ao Māori based waste education and working within the framework of kaupapa and tikanga Māori and in te reo Māori as appropriate.  

Position summary:

This is a community-facing role and involves facilitating wānanga, giving presentations, conducting waste audits and supporting rōpū to achieve their zero waste goals across your rohe. The role also includes liaising with Para Kore partners and completing working notes and reports as required. 

Skills and experience:

  • You will need knowledge of te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori 
  • Be experienced in working with Māori communities and marae  
  • Have education or facilitation experience
  • Be passionate about caring and implementing change for our taiao
  • A can-do attitude, be self-motivated and self-managing
  • Excellent communication
  • Proficiency in using a computer is necessary and the applicant must have internet, phone and reliable vehicle. 

What we offer:

  • The position requires approximately 30 hours per week. There is potential to grow and increase hours in this role however, for the right person.
  • Induction and training is given and resources provided for the delivery of the programme
  • Opportunity to work independently and manage your hours
  • Regular hui with manager and full team
  • Annual face to face team hui
  • Opportunity to work within and connect with whānau and community rōpū across your rohe

Working for Para Kore you will be part of a growing organisation with further development opportunities to grow your expertise. 

If you want to join our team and be part of protecting our taiao, please send a cover letter and CV to by 29 October 2021.
Please contact us for a position description. 
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