Engagement and Partnerships Manager

Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa.

Let us work together for the benefit of everyone. 

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council will contribute to the creation of sustainable, globally engaged and adaptive Aotearoa in tertiary education, with a focus on agriculture, horticulture, fishing, aquaculture, equine, winemaking, silviculture and harvesting, and sports turf management. More information about the role of Workforce Development Councils can be found at www.ohumahi.nz

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

As an Engagement and Partnership Manageryou will be responsible for building and growing trusted relationships across a portfolio of industry's in the food and fibre sector on behalf of Muka Tangata, the People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council. 

Our Engagement and Partnership Managersare influential, strategic and relationship-focused positions where you can make a real difference to the future of your industry.  You will work alongside industry to understand current and future sector skill requirements, so that solutions are developed to meet the needs of learners and business communities. 

You will also work to identify changes that impact our industry qualifications and standards.

The Engagement and Partnership Managersreport to an Engagement and Partnership Leadand work collaboratively with the Muka Tangata Poutiaki Pāhekoheko - Māori Engagement Lead.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role 

As one of our Engagement and Partnership Managers, you will bring experience and connections in one or more of our industries.  You enjoy bringing parties together and working in genuine partnership.   

An understanding of vocational education would be helpful; however, it is your enthusiasm for workforce development and engaging with people from all walks of life that is most important. 

As a new organisation, all the kaimahi at Muka Tangata need to be adaptable and bring a proactive, can-do attitude as well a willingness to be a team member in a rapidly- evolving environment.


We are a workplace that values and utilises diverse and inclusive thinking, people and behaviours. This means that we honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and reflect the diversity of Aotearoa, New Zealand and the industries and people we work to support. We ensure that the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected. 

Position Description

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Te tono – How to apply 

To enquire further about the role, send an email to the People and Culture team at recruitment@wdc.nz.

Information about us and the role of Workforce Development Councils can be found at www.mukatangata.nz

Applications close Tuesday 7th February

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Permanent – Full time

Job no: ATAO30337

Location: Auckland, Wellington, Remote

Closing Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2023