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The Heart Kids New Zealand board has three open vacancies and is inviting nominations for the following positions:

As per the Heart Kids New Zealand constitution, clause 7.3 (b), the board can make a co-opted appointment to ensure a spread of skills and experience on the board. We are seeking an applicant that has a legal background, ideally with experience of incorporated societies, NFP or change management.

As per clause 7.13 in the constitution, the position holder does not need to be a member of Heart Kids NZ.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please submit your CV and cover letter to boardsecretary@heartkids.org.nz by 5pm on Thursday, 7 July 2022. All applications will be reviewed at the August board meeting. The board reserves the right to leave positions unfilled if there are no suitable candidates.

Board Appointment (Human Resources)

As per the Heart Kids New Zealand constitution, clause 7.3 (b), the board can make a co-opted appointment to ensure a spread of skills and experience on the board. We are seeking an applicant that has a human resources background, ideally with experience of incorporated societies, NFP or change management.

As per clause 7.13 in the constitution, the position holder does not need to be a member of Heart Kids NZ.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please submit your CV and cover letter to boardsecretary@heartkids.org.nz by 5pm on Wednesday, 13 July 2022. All applications will be reviewed at the August board meeting. The board reserves the right to leave positions unfilled if there are no suitable candidates.

Board Appointment in the Lower North Island & Lower South Island

The Heart Kids New Zealand constitution allows that, if a vacancy arises during an elected member of the board’s term of appointment, the board may appoint a category 1 member from that region to the board. Category 1 members are either parents of a heart child or a heart child who is 18 years of age or older.

There are currently two such vacancies:

  • Lower North Island: Manawatū/Whanganui, Hawke’s Bay/Gisborne, Wellington
  • Lower South Island: Central Otago, Otago, Southland

The ideal candidate will have:

  • prior board experience in a not-for-profit or business
  • an understanding of Heart Kids NZ operations and services
  • connectivity to Heart Kids NZ branches either as a committee member or involved in branch activities
  • an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

If you are a category 1 member in one of these regions and interested in this volunteer position, please submit your CV and cover letter to boardsecretary@heartkids.org.nz by 5pm on Thursday, 7 July 2022. All applications will be reviewed at the August board meeting. The board reserves the right to leave positions unfilled if there are no suitable candidates.

To assist potential candidates, the following documents describe the characteristics the board is seeking: