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Job Listing - General Manager (full time)

Media Resources - 30th June 2017 Te Hā 1769 Sestercentenial Trust
Job Listing general manager

The Te Hā 1769 Sestercentennial Trust is working with our communities to co-ordinate programmes to commemorate the 250th anniversary of first meetings between Māori and Europeans on and off the shores of Tairāwhiti/Gisborne - and to celebrate our ancestors’ feats in exploring the world's largest ocean. 

We are looking for an innovative, versatile General Manager to manage this exciting opportunity for our region and help us enhance the social, cultural, ecological and economic aspects of our region. They will support plans to generate meaningful legacies for the region’s communities and enable Tairāwhiti/ Gisborne to host world-class national and local commemorative events in 2019.

Candidates will need to have:

  • a clear understanding of the Trust’s vision: Dual Heritage-Shared Future;
  • an ability to lead and manage complex projects/services ;
  • experience in financial management ;
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills ;
  • knowledge of local tangata whenua and tangata tiriti histories.

An integral component of the role is the ability to work closely with key national and local stakeholders. Therefore, strategic and political astuteness; confidence in public speaking; strong relationship-building skills; and a proactive, solutions-focused approach to problem solving are essential.

As the Trust relies on local and national government funding, the General Manager will continue to refine the funding strategy to secure resources for sustaining operational and project plans.

Further information about this role, including a job description and application details are available on   keyword Te Ha 2019
Closing date:  19 July 2017 

Note:  This role was recently advertised as a co-general manager role of 20 hours per week.  Internal circumstances now afford us the opportunity to recruit for one full time position (40 hours per week).  

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