Situations vacant: Advisor Manager

About the business and the role

Para Kore is a not-for-profit Māori organisation, (by Māori, for Māori) with charitable status. Para Kore is a zero waste organisation with a kaupapa based on whakapapa to Papatūānuku and is expressed through an experienced and skilled team who work regionally delivering the Para Kore programme to marae and Māori communities. The Para Kore whānau are passionate about, and committed to, achieving a zero waste Aotearoa.

The advisor manager will work closely with the general manager, remotely managing our advisors in their respective regions. 

It doesn't matter where in Aotearoa you live, but you will need reliable internet access. You will be starting on 8 hours per week until Feb 2018 and then up to 16 hrs.

Job tasks and responsibilities

The successful applicant will manage regional advisors, with a focus on leading Waste Advisors (kaiārahi) to ensure achievement of deliverables, performance optimisation and improvement. The successful applicant will also:

  • Liaise with councils, funders, Māori Trust Boards and others to secure funding and to build relationships.
  • Complete milestones, budgets, variations annually, deliverables and accountability reports as required.
  • Manage funding strategies (and funding applications) for each region: to enable the continuation of the programme.

Skills and experience

Skills and Experience required are:

Can do attitude, professional personal presentation, self-motivated and self-managing, optimistic with a solution-based outlook, positive, up-beat, flexible, initiative, well organised, effective time manager and self-starter with a positive attitude that's infectious. Humble, empathetic, patient yet determined. Able to self-reflect.

Passion, understanding, respect are virtues required for this position as well as a love for Ranginui, Papatūānuku me ā rāua tamariki.

Skilled communicator with great interpersonal skills; meets deadlines without fail, be of the highest integrity. A love for 'leading and managing people', for 'excellence' and for reducing waste.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to by the 5th November. Please contact us for a position description too.

Contact us for a job description:
021 0376737
06 7638 297
021 0431127

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to