Full-time role - 2 year contract with a review of effectiveness after 18 months

Remuneration range:  $65,000-$85,000




Mana Hapori has been established to serve the Cambridge area community with a vision for people to reach their full potential by bridging the gaps between people groups, social needs, behaviours & beliefs.


This will be achieved by: 

  • Applying Christian faith & values to the development & support of the selected programmes & all people associated with these programmes (including Mana Hapori volunteers & staff).

  • Working together with key community stakeholders to determine, prioritise & support areas of need. 

  • Working with funding providers to secure funds to achieve the successful running of Mana Hapori & the associated programmes. 


Our Vision - ‘Toitū te mana tangata’ - Empowering the individual, the community, and the world


Our Mission - ‘Breaking barriers, building bridges’  - To strengthen the local community through breaking down cultural barriers and building bridges by enhancing cross-cultural awareness and restoring relationships.  With a vision to empower people to make positive life choices through training & support based on our Christian ethos and values.


  • Establish & lead an oversight team 

  • Ensure statutory requirements are in place

  • Obtain funding

  • Development programmes

  • People leadership skills

  • Promote programmes and services within the community

  • Embed clean lines of communication

  • Policies, procedures & training materials

  • Budgeting



Essential skills:

  • Cultural competency

  • Proficiency in Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga

  • Knowledge, understanding & ability to apply Te Tiriti o Waitangi to practice

  • Expertise & experience in managing people and systems

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent admin skills able to follow process

  • Able to engage with & relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds

  • Ability to competently speak in public

  • Strategic planning ability

  • Able to work both independently & within a team

  • High level of computer literacy

  • Effective networking ability

  • Possible suitable sector background(s): management, health or social worker sectors


Desirable skills:

  • Experience in health services, education services and/or social services would be a considerable advantage

  • Fundraising experience

  • Visionary/Forward thinking

  • Experience in voluntary work (community focused)

  • Demonstrate understanding of or be familiar with the Cambridge church landscape & community

  • Has roots or is looking to put down roots in Cambridge area



  • Willingness to uphold the faith-based values & mission of Mana Hapori

  • Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Ability to reach people from a wide range of backgrounds

  • Attention to detail & process focussed

  • Relatability

  • Self motivated

  • Willing to engage with & relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds

  • A problem solver

  • Visionary/forward thinking



  • Empathetic

  • Aroha

  • Integrity

  • Humility

  • Self confident

  • Sense of humour

  • Critically reflective



If you share our passion for our community of Cambridge and have the passion to empower individuals, our community and the world by breaking barriers and building bridges - we want to hear from you.  


Please apply by submitting your brief CV (max 3 pages) and a cover letter.  Applications to be received (via Seek is preferred) by 5pm on Tuesday the 19th of April.  


To ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and vulnerable community that we work closely with, we have a vaccination policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated.  The Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, otherwise known as a My Vaccine Pass (CVC) is needed in order to commence employment. 

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