Kaitaataki - Kainga Whānau Ora Team Leader
Fixed Term for two years - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  5pm, 9th August 2019

Te Oranganui in collaboration with

Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance

Kaitaataki – Team Leader position

 (Fixed Term position)


Are you looking for a new challenge that will bring your leadership and organisational skills to the forefront?  Will you be up for the challenge of working in a fast paced initiative supporting whānau living in Public housing to realise their potential.  Do you relish the idea of contributing to creating social change within the Whānau Ora environment using a Collective Impact framework?


We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational person to lead our Kāinga Whānau Ora Initiative. Your role is to not only manage an amazing team of Whānau Ora Practitioners but also have solid local relationships and be able to work across sectors to identify and challenge operational, policy and legislation that create cross sector barriers for whānau.  Your ability to work and engage across sectors on regional and nationaly levels is also key to this role. There are a number of Partner organisations involved so you will also need to have awesome relationship skills.  The Initiative builds on work started in Whanganui and works with whānau living in Housing NZ households. 


You will have a sound working knowledge of Whānau Ora as a Social Movement, be a self-starter with loads of initiative and energy, ability to make decisions, understand financial environments, have broad networks, be IT literate and have competency in te reo me ōna tikanga.


Kāinga Whānau Ora has four main goals:

  • All whānau live in structurally safe, warm, dry homes within flourishing communities in Whanganui

  • These same whānau have access to workshops and educational opportunities which increases knowledge and skills to make improved decisions

  • Whānau live in loving and respectful relationships free of violence

  • Partner organisation system change (policy and legislation).


Te Oranganui is committed to realising the aspirations of Whānau Ora and is an entity that brings together local Iwi/ Māori health and social servcie providers, hapū and marae voices and local branches of national Māori organisations.


If you are interested in applying for this fixed term position, please click below. Please  attach a cover letter and your CV via the link below. If shortlisted you will need to be available the following week for an interview.

Whanganui Campus
57 Campbell Street, 
Tel (06) 349 0007