Mata Herehere | Relationship Manager

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Are you passionate about creativity, culture, technology, sport or recreation and want to support a new organisation whose goal is to ensure the workforce of Aotearoa has the skills it needs for the world of work today, and for the future?

Toi Mai, the new Workforce Development Council (WDC) responsible for the Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology sectors, is looking for a Mata Herehere Relationship Manager to join its Sector Engagement Team.


Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

As the primary point of contact for sector advisory groups, the Mata Herehere Relationship Manager’s key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with industry and stakeholders to identity on-going and future skills and workforce gaps and requirements
  • Providing advisory services for employers wanting to invest in training, up-skilling and developing their staff
  • Keeping stakeholders informed and updated on industry trends and developments and implications for workforce development
  • Alongside other Toi Mai Mata Herehere Relationship Managers, building industry consensus on a long-term vision for the outcomes required by Toi Mai
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of sector strategic workforce development plans


This position will be based in our Auckland office.


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

Toi Mai are looking for collaborative relationship builders with the ability to demonstrate ability and experience in effectively embracing and managing multiple stakeholder expectations. 

You will be comfortable and confident working with people and groups from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, including Iwi/Māori partners. 

Given the focus of our Workforce Development Council, you would ideally have experience working for a Toi Mai sector organisation or in higher /vocational education.  An outside interest in at least one of the creative, technology, sport or recreations sectors is essential.

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


Te tono – How to apply

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Please apply via Seek or to arrange a confidential conversation email In your cover letter, please describe your involvement (inside or outside work) with the creativity, culture, technology, sport or recreation sectors and how you will bring this to your mahi at Toi Mai. Information about us and the role of Workforce Development Councils can be found at

Please note we will be reviewing applications as we receive them.

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Permanent – Full time

Job no: AKAP30329

Location: Auckland

Closing Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2023