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Accreditation Council | Member

Posted on: 29 September 2021
Application closes on: 17 October 2021
Location: Flexible location within Aotearoa
Category: Boards and Governance
Position Type: Ongoing — Part-time

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On behalf of the Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a Member of the Accreditation Council. The Accreditation Council (the Council) is an autonomous Crown entity established as a statutory body in 1972 under the then Testing Laboratory Registration Act 1972 and continues to fulfil its statutory functions today under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015. It operates as a user funded autonomous Crown Entity under the Crown Entities Act 2004.

The Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs is seeking candidates who can provide a number of the following specific skills and experience:

  • professional engineer – practising in construction, consulting or built environment related fields an advantage
  • knowledge and experience of conformity assessment, or of the implementation of domestic and international standards
  • strong finance background including audit and risk or senior commercial experience
  • IT business systems implementation or change management
  • governance experience.

The following competencies, skills and experiences would also be desirable:

  • an understanding of Te Ao Māori and a strong connection to Māori business
  • strong stakeholder management and stakeholder engagement skills
  • experience in, and connection to, central government understanding of regulatory functions and powers including experience in a regulated industry or regulatory agency
  • strong communication and relationship management skills, including working effectively with peers and developing strategic connections with industry, consumers and other stakeholders
  • strong commercial skills including business development
  • a clear sense of public accountability and understanding of the relationships between Government and Crown entities (including an appreciation of Crown entity accountability through statements of intent and performance reporting) and a commitment to improving outcomes for all New Zealanders.

This role is open to people in all regions of New Zealand.

Applications close on Sunday, 17 October 2021.

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Last updated: 29 September 2021