In a strategic partnership, Trust Waikato and a community Steering Group are developing a project to monitor poverty and deprivation in the Waikato region.  This project will articulate the regional relationship between poverty, policy and structural change and will be based on community development and empowerment models.   Due to the scale of this project, the research will be conducted in several stages. 


The steering group is seeking to employ a Research Leader to develop and coordinate the project.  The position will be full time with a fixed term of one year and will be based in Hamilton, Waikato, and commence on 15 February 2010.


The successful candidate will need:
• Energy and enthusiasm for community development, empowerment and poverty research;
• A demonstrated ability to lead social research projects;
• A proven track record in producing quality research outcomes;
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
• The Ability to work to budgets and deadlines; and
• Appropriate technical and communication skills.


Expressions of interest for the position can be sent to:  Karen Morrison-Hume, P O Box 13-117, Hillcrest, Hamilton.