Mātanga Matua Kimi Tangata (Māori)/Senior Recruitment Consultant (Māori)

Updated: 5 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jul 2024

Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi - when the old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing

  • Source exceptional talent and support AUT's recruitment Te Tiriti journey
  • Join our internal recruitment team and make huge impact
  • Permanent, full-time position based at AUT's City Campus

Me haere mai ki AUT. As one of the world's top 100 young universities and New Zealand's newest, AUT is a university of opportunity where all students with talent and potential have the chance to succeed. We are a socially-driven university with equity and excellence central to our purpose and actions, and we offer a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to government, business, and industry. AUT has more than 26,000 students and almost 4,000 staff based primarily at our three Auckland teaching campuses.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The University's leadership is genuine in its commitment to Te Tiriti and Tiriti honouring action. People and Culture are working together to embed and enact Te Aronui  (AUT's Te Tiriti Framework) in all our activities, and in the workforce priorities of Te Kete (AUT's new strategy to 2030).

We seek a 'new net' - AUT's inaugural Mātanga Matua Kimi Tangata (Māori)/Senior Recruitment Consultant (Māori) to join our hard-working and successful internal recruitment team.

Key focus areas include:

  • Partner with AUT managers to provide exceptional end-to-end recruitment support, with particular focus on the recruitment of Māori staff.
  • Provide support embedding Te Aronui in AUT's recruitment processes and systems. Review existing recruitment procedures and where necessary, recommend, develop and help embed new policy and practice to enable a mana-enhancing recruitment experience for tangata whenua.
  • Help position AUT as the University of choice for Māori talent in the tertiary education sector. Grow and nurture channels and methods for attracting Kaimahi Māori to AUT.
  • Build cultural capability within recruitment team.

This position reports into the Recruitment Operations Manager, whilst also having a 'dotted' line to People & Culture's Kaiurungi.

We're looking for a passionate and seasoned recruiter, ideally with internal experience appointing great people at mid-to-senior levels in another large organisation.  You'll love tracking down candidates with hard-to-find skill sets, both here and overseas.  You are a great relationship builder who can deal with changing requirements and thrive on partnering with hiring managers and meeting their needs.

Your Te ao Māori lived experience, working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and proficiency in te reo Māori, along with an understanding of equity and diversity issues, especially in relation to Māori staff, will be key. You will naturally enable 'safe spaces' for our team and hiring managers to explore, learn, make mistakes and ask questions as staff embark on their Te Tiriti journeys. You will have a strong respect for others coupled with an open and engaging attitude that is flexible to changing requirements. A resolute, robust and positive attitude is essential.

Please see the detailed position description for more information on key job accountabilities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your CV, along with a cover letter which explains a) why this role (and AUT) is of interest and b) how you feel your skills and experience align with what we're looking for below. We welcome applications from people who meet some, but not necessarily all of these.

  • Five years professional recruitment experience managing end-to-end recruitment processes, and proactively searching and engaging passive talent (including Kaimahi Māori)
  • Cultural expertise including Te ao Māori lived experience, a working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and proficiency in te reo Māori
  • Experience and understanding of equity and diversity issues in New Zealand, especially with relation to Māori staff.
  • Experience of working with Māori stakeholders - mana whenua, iwi, enterprises or community groups.
  • A successful track record of successfully building trusting relationships with senior leaders during recruitment processes.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Further Information:

    • Start Date: ASAP (to be agreed with the successful candidate)
    • Interviews: July 2024
    • Enquiries: Please contact Lisa Percy, Recruitment Operations Manager - [email protected]   

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

    AUT is a fantastic place to work with excellent staff benefits including free study, a personal fund for your continued professional development, generous leave allowances and free membership to AUT gyms.

    • Closing date for applications: Tuesday 9 July at 11.55pm
    • Reference: 89211


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