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Board Trustee (financial skills)
Good Bitches Trust
Applications Close 19 July 2024
  • Experience Level: Mid Level
  • Location: Virtual

What they do

Good Bitches Baking (GBB) is a nationwide organisation that spreads kindness in the community through the mechanism of baking. GGB have about 3,200 Good Bitches in 30 chapters from Whangārei to Invercargill who bake treats in their own kitchens for distribution to about 460 organisations that support people having some kind of a tough time.

Good Bitches Baking’s dream is that all people in Aotearoa New Zealand who are having a tough time feel supported and valued, whatever their circumstances. They are working towards this by enabling the spread of kindness through the mechanism of baking, because kindness benefits everyone involved and ripples through the community..

Because GGB is so comfortably established now and settling into a growth period, there’s a lot required to keep the ovens on and the beaters beating. They want to maximise the opportunity to promote more kindness in our communities, but also ensure that the ‘moment of happiness’ doesn’t become unmanageable for their recipients or stop being fun for their volunteers, and that everyone has a consistently excellent experience when they come into contact with GBB.

What they need

The board of trustees is looking for a new trustee to join the board to help lead the organisation into the future. It’s one more of the many voluntary positions we have but this one comes with legal responsibilities too.

Currently, there are six trustees, and with one soon to hang up their apron, the board are especially looking for someone with financial management experience in a governance context. This new appointment will allow them to balance the range of skills, demographics and experience so they can govern appropriately, competently and with flair.

What you’ll do

You’ll be a fresh-from-the-oven voice, bringing your own particular skillset and experience to round out the established and experienced Board.

You’ll focus on the big picture and the future of Good Bitches Baking. GM Katy does the day-to-day work, supported by four part-time staff who look after marketing and communications, general operations and volunteer management, but she looks to the Board for the long term vision, financial oversight, policy development and strategic direction.

The time commitment (board meetings and other bits and pieces) is about 10 hours each month, although this may vary from time to time.

Who you are

You’re a good bitch in every sense of the word – thoughtful, collaborative, energetic, proactive, keen to make kindness the norm, and very excited by our kaupapa.

You’ll be committed to doing what it takes to help GGB spread kindness one treat at a time, and will have some governance experience to bring to the table.  You’ll either have experience in the not-for-profit sector, or a burning desire to support this sector.

You’ll have strategic and financial experience as well as connections to a wide cross-section of the  community. You can communicate effectively and positively with other people, even when you don’t agree with them, and you’re comfy using online business tools.

Brownie points if you’re keen to bring snacks to the biannual in-person board meetings!

If this sounds like your jam, GGB want to hear from you. Get in touch with Katy at katy@gbb.org.nz to express your interest or find out more.

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Trustee 'Komiti Member'
Whau Pasifika Trust
Applications Close 21 July 2024
  • Experience Level: Any
  • Location: Whau Local Board Area, Auckland

Background

The Whau Pasifika Trust provides support to enable meaningful engagement amongst local government agencies, organisations, business and Pacific Peoples. 

The Trust primarily support those living and working in the Whau Local Board areas of Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, Kelston, Glenavon, Green Bay, New Lynn and New Windsor.

The Whau Pasifika Trust is also committed to implementing the recommendations included in the Whau Pacific Peoples Plan 2019.

Structure

Whau Pasifika Trust became a registered Charitable Trust in 2022. Information included here regarding term and selection process is set out in the Charitable Trust Deed 2022.

Whau Pasifika Trust is governed by a Governance Committee (Komiti). Komiti members have included community workers, residents, volunteers, public servants, Community Pastors and High Court translators.

We welcome community focussed Tangata Pasifika of all ages to complement our multi-generational, multi-nations Whau Pasifika Komiti.

Komiti positions are currently: co-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Members, and a paid contractor.

Komiti Member Responsibilities

• Komiti members are expected to attend monthly board meetings (minimum 11 per year).

• Komiti members expected to read komiti materials in advance of komiti meetings and to come prepared to
ask questions and participate in discussions.

• Komiti members are encouraged to bring all of your best self – work, life, cultural experience – to our meetings, from whichever atoll of Moana Nui a Kiwa you represent.

• Komiti members will serve understanding and agreeing to the Whau Pasifika Trust Purpose, Vision, Mission
and Values.

Time Commitment

• Board meetings occur once a month (first Tuesday of each month)

• Meetings are generally 2 hours long

Koha

• Trustee attendance at a board meeting is acknowledged with a small koha and catering at each meeting

Recruitment and Selection

• The Komiti Officers are appointed through an expression of interest process (self-nomination) 

• Selection is made by sitting Komiti Members by consensus.

Please email Expression of Interest (Letter and C.V.) and/or questions to connect@whaupasifika.nz

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Board Member and Trustee
Kaibosh
Applications Close 31 July 2024
  • Experience Level: Any
  • Location: Wellington Region

Kaibosh are looking for a new Board Member. Kaibosh are a thriving food rescue organisation in the lower North Island. They were established over fifteen years ago as the first dedicated food rescue organisation in Aotearoa. Kaibosh has grown to be an organisation that rescues around 65,000 kilos of good quality surplus food every single month. Their vision is – “zero food poverty, zero food waste”, and they work hard to deliver their mission of being the link between the food industry and those that support people in need.

They have a dedicated operational team of 30 (12.5 FTE) and an army of amazing volunteers (200) who sort the kai, checking for food safety and quality. Operating out of three bases across the Wellington Region, Pōneke, Pito-one and Paraparaumu, with two food rescue vehicles per site. Behind this work of rescuing and sorting food sits a network of relationships – with food donors, recipient community organisations, funders, donors and all manner of local supporters. Growing this relationship base is essential to growing the impact of the work we do. We have also recently opened a the Kaibosh Kitchen Pito-one, in order to increase the amount of food we can rescue, and are currently investigating second harvest (direct from grower) opportunities.

They are principally interested in Trustees based in, or with close connections to, Wellington City, the Hutt Valley or the Kāpiti Coast, to reflect their growing regional footprint. They are particularly looking for those who can extend our relationships and raise their profile – with mana whenua, the food industry (growers/suppliers/retailers), with community groups and with potential donors/influential supporters.

Kaibosh are a positive and hands on Board. Board members are expected to use their skills and contacts to further the vision and mission of Kaibosh between board sessions (6 times per year, with two half day strategy sessions). Previous Board experience is not essential but competencies that they expect of all Trustees are:

  • Believers in and supportive of our Mission and identification with our Values
  • Community Affiliation, Access and Fund Raising
  • Leadership: Trustees must be able to demonstrate leadership skills, both in directing the organisation and to stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and Risk Management: Trustees must have the ability to think strategically and consider the wider perspective of risks. They must be able to distinguish between governance and operational matters.
  • Commitment to excellence: Trustees must have a commitment to excellence, both personally and for the organisation as a whole.
  • Commitment and adding value: Trustees must be interested in working to alleviate food poverty and decrease food waste, and be able to commit the time and effort required to effectively carry out their role as a Board member. The Board should strive to add value to the organisation in terms of strategic direction and through its decision-making processes, as well as through the skills and networks that its individual members bring.
  • Decision-making: Trustees must have the ability to consider and make decisions which benefit the organisation. They must demonstrate good judgement, common sense and independence of thought, allowing for a wide perspective on issues.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: Trustees must have good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Organisational awareness and Health and Safety: Trustees must have knowledge of the organisation, its structure, and the issues which are important to staff, volunteers, food donors, food recipients, and other stakeholders.
  • Financial understanding: Trustees must understand financial matters and their implications for the organisation
  • Commitment to being Tangata Tiriti: the Kaibosh board and team are on a journey to becoming better Te Tiriti partners and expects Trustees to be committed to this kaupapa.

Preference will be given to candidates who can raise capability in:
• Community Affiliation, Access and Fund Raising
• Sector operational experience
• Community connections
• Marketing/PR
• Sustainability
• Te Tiriti competence

If you are interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Mark Ratcliffe nzratty@gmail.com

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President
Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club
Applications Close 31 July 2024
  • Experience Level: Advanced
  • Location: Auckland (Glen Innes)

Eastern Suburbs Gymnastics Club are seeking a new president for their newly constituted Board. They are dedicated to embracing the Sports NZ Balance is Better approach, prioritising athlete well-being and fostering a strong safeguarding culture. They are embarking on a journey of growth and development, including the delivery of a new facility and expansion of membership and programmes.

The new Club President will play a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of the club. Working closely with the Board and stakeholders, they will lead the implementation of strategic initiatives, drive organisational change, and ensure the effective governance of club operations. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference and leave a lasting impact on their community.

Key Responsibilities
• Provide strategic leadership and direction in alignment with the club’s vision and values.
• Foster a culture of inclusivity, integrity, and excellence throughout the organisation.
• Oversee the development and execution of plans to enhance member experience and programme offerings.
• Champion athlete welfare and safeguarding policies, prioritising the well-being of all participants.
• Collaborate with key stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, partners, and regulatory bodies.
• Represent the club at external events and engage with the broader gymnastics community.

Qualifications and Attributes
• Demonstrated leadership experience in a comparable role or relevant industry.
• Strong understanding of governance principles and best practices.
• Passion for gymnastics and a commitment to promoting the sport’s values.
• Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills.
• Ability to think strategically, solve problems, and drive results.
• A proactive, innovative mindset with a focus on continuous improvement.
• Integrity, resilience, and a collaborative approach to leadership.

How to Apply
Please submit your expression of interest, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining your qualifications and vision for the role, to board@esgc.co.nz

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