Senior Language Planning Advisor

Location Wellington Central

Job type Permanent

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Category Administration > Other

  • Identify opportunities for the introduction or revitalisation of te reo Māori
  • Work closely with a collaborative team
  • Central Wellington location

He whakahaere whaimana Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori e kaha whakaū ana ki te whakarauora i te reo Māori. Ka tautoko mātou i ā mātou mahi katoa tae atu ki te whakapakari anō i ō mātou ake whakamahi i te reo Māori. He whakahaere whāiti noa tēnei wāhi mahi ā, he wāhi e rongo ana i te kakara o te manaakitanga, te whanaungatanga. Mā ā mātou mahi e taunaki te rautaki Maihi Karauna a te kāwanatanga e puta wawe ai i raro i ngā tikanga o Te Ture mō te Reo Māori 2016

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori has a strong and supportive team of committed advocates for the revitalisation of te reo Māori. We support each other in our work and in improving our own use of te reo Māori. It is a small workplace with a family-friendly whānau culture. Our work will support the Government's Māori language strategy, Maihi Karauna, to be issued under the new Māori Language Act 2016.

As someone experienced with careful planning and building strong business relationships the Senior Language Planning Advisor will identify opportunities for the introduction or revitalisation of te reo Māori within government agencies and the private sector through the development of a language plan reflecting the organisation's goals and its ability and readiness.

In this role you will develop and maintain a register of potential clients for the purpose of establishing a work programme and ensure the language plan design takes into account the client agency's culture, values, and operating model. You will lead the development of language planning approaches, templates, and how-to guides to make language planning easy for partnering agencies, groups, and businesses. Additionally you will develop working relationships with potential clients and work with the clients in the development and implementation of the language plan.

The successful applicant will be working closely with a collaborative team as well as working closely with the Principal Communications Advisor and the Director Partnerships and Promotions.

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification;
  • A passion for te reo Māori, along with a strong sense of optimism and ambition for te reo Māori, and an ability to celebrate and enjoy all steps towards revitalisation;
  • Proven experience in building strong business relationships at appropriate professional levels, both internally and externally;
  • Ideally, proven experience in te reo Māori language development, or in language planning for other languages;
  • The proven ability to develop understanding of processes of change in organisations (of which language planning is one) and demonstrating an ability to grasp and apply language planning theory;
  • A sound understanding of key issues impacting on the reo Māori language development and regeneration;
  • Outstanding communications skills in both English and te reo Māori; and
  • A moderate (Level 3) proficiency in te reo Māori, at a minimum.

You will also have a high level of completer literacy and - ideally - a human resources background or a background of teaching with adults.

In return you will receive:

  • The opportunity to help shape the future of te reo Māori in Aotearoa.
  • The opportunity to work with a qualified and experienced team with a wide range of skills;
  • Opportunities to upskill your personal development as part of performance planning;
  • 20 business days of annual leave per annum; and
  • A central Wellington location close to shops, cafes and transport.

If you meet the above requirements and wish to start the application process please click on the link below.

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Reference number 200288164_148660016030081

Contact Details Bryan Le Patourel

Date Posted 9/02/2017 11:29:00 AM