Board Members – Workforce Development Council

  • National leadership across creative, cultural, recreation and technology sectors 
  • Create new futures for our rangatahi 
  • Innovate, advocate and enhance vocational education

Kia toi te mahi hangarau  
Kia toi te mahi auaha 
Kia toi te ira tāngata 
Ko ngā toi Māori ka puta 
E kōkō ko Toi Mai ē!  
Turuturu o whiti whakamaua kia tina! Tina!  
Haumi ē! Hui ē! Tāiki ē! 

Meaningful education and employment are critical to the future of Aotearoa, our people, whānau and our economy. Workforce Development is critical system level mahi that will make a real impact especially for rangatahi Māori and Pacific people. 

Mō mātou | About Us 

Toi Mai is the Workforce Development Council (WDC) that represents the creative, cultural, recreation and technology sectors. We are an important part of the vocational education system, ensuring industry has a stronger voice in making Aotearoa’s workforce fit for today and for the future. We play a leading role in ensuring learners develop the skills they need to be ready for the world of work. While we don’t arrange training, we provide skills leadership and workforce development plans, set standards, and develop qualifications. We provide quality assurance and endorse programmes relevant to both learners and industry now, and for generations to come; and provide vocational education investment advice to TEC. Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a key consideration for our mahi and underpins our strategy and approach.    

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Toi Mai and the vocational education sector are dynamic and fast-moving, and our board members need to contribute flexibly and responsively. This is an opportunity to make a real impact and provide true leadership as part of the vocational education system. Full-day board meetings are approximately 6-weekly, with other meetings as required. We are seeking to appoint six board members who can add to the great work already undertaken. Some of our board members whose terms are expiring are intending to re-stand. As with the industries we serve, we are working in uncertain times and yet there is still important work to do. We intend to appoint for three-year terms, with the knowledge that incoming change in the sector could impact the future of the organisations.

Ko wai koe| About you

We are seeking to appoint board members who are leaders in our diverse industries, either from an employer or employee/union perspective. A commitment to  Te Tiriti o Waitangi is essential, as is significant  governance  experience, excellent communication skills and a commitment to our kaupapa. Three of our appointees need to be of whakapapa Māori as outlined in our Order in Council, one of which will be appointed co-chair. In addition, candidates who bring the perspectives of our priority learners (including Māori, Pacific and Tangata Whaikaha) are of particular interest. 

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For a copy of the information pack, or to organise an initial conversation, please contact Raewyn Brown at info@amytea.co.nz 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to apply@amytea.co.nz
Applications close Wednesday 31 July 2024

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