Pou Aawhina – Community Response Advisor Role Vacancy at Trust Waikato

May 6, 2024

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Pou Aawhina – Community Response Advisor

Permanent 37.5 hours

Want to be part of a vibrant philanthropic organisation? Trust Waikato is one of 12 community trusts in Aotearoa. Each year the Trust distributes a percentage of its profits generated from a global investment portfolio as grants to help fund Waikato groups and projects that increase community vibrancy, resilience, and participation. In the 2023 financial year, the Trust approved over $16 million in grants helping more than 500 community organisations and projects achieve transformative outcomes for the region.

The Trust is informed by its 10-year strategic plan and guided by its Ngaa Pou Rautaki (Strategic Pou), covering Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Equity, Sustainability, and Impact.

Trust Waikato has a staff of ten, all specialists in their area of accountability working closely together as a team and is governed by a Board of 13 trustees appointed by the Minister of Finance.

The Trust is seeking a Pou Aawhina – Community Response Advisor:

  • To take ownership of implementing Trust Waikato’s Community Response grants processes and policies for grants of $20,000 or less.
  • To manage all Community Response grants recommendations valued at $20,000 or less.
  • To build community relationships by providing advice to applicants and interested organisations using digital channels.
  • To ensure that the community response grant administration and processes are efficient and maximise the opportunities provided through working in the digital environment.

Complementing an effective Trust Waikato team, you will be respected for your expertise, ‘can do’ attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail.

You will have a graduate qualification in a related field such as health, management, community development, public policy, social sciences.

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a related field, experience and understanding of the community sector and community organisations and a current driver’s licence.

You will have a passion for the philanthropic and voluntary sector and honour the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Trust Waikato has been a GenderTick accredited employer since 2021 and achieved advanced accreditation in 2023. The accreditation demonstrates the Trust’s commitment to gender equality and diversity in the workplace.

This role will be based at the Trust Waikato office in Hamilton Central. Salary range $82,900 – $94,600.

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This job closes on 15 May 2024

All enquiries to Robyn McCulloch 027 240 5262 or