Current board vacancies

This page provides details of current vacancies for boards that we monitor on behalf of responsible ministers.

About applications

We use the Treasury’s board appointment database to record applications for board positions. This means that if you apply for a position detailed below you will be directed to the Treasury board appointment web page.

The Treasury’s board appointment system allows you to:

  • create a personal record using your RealMe profile
  • upload your completed resume and cover letter
  • self-nominate for the position under consideration.

Current vacancies

On behalf of the responsible ministers, we are seeking expressions of interest for the board positions as set out below.

Building Practitioners Board Members

Posted on: 26 September 2019
Application closes at: 23 October 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

Summary of the position

On behalf of the Minister for Building and Construction, the Ministry is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Building Practitioners Board.

The Ministry is seeking members with a set of skills, attributes and experience which will bring an informed and diverse perspective to the Board. Ideally applicants will have some or all of the following:

  • building industry experience (design, construction or inspection work)
  • thorough knowledge of the Building Act 2004 and the Building Code
  • dispute resolution experience
  • experience of working in a collegial decision-making environment.

The successful candidate will bring an objective and open-minded approach to disciplinary hearings, be collaborative, be an effective communicator, and be available to devote time and energy to the role.

Members are expected to spend 8-10 days per month at Board and sub-committee meetings throughout New Zealand, including travel and preparation time. Members receive a standard fee of $505 per day, plus reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.

Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the Board’s needs at this particular time.

Building Practitioners Board – member position description [DOCX, 75 KB]

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How to apply:

Please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above.  After clicking the link, you can view a position description, as well as complete the expression of interest form, and upload a CV and cover letter.

For enquiries about the position, please email board.appointments@mbie.govt.nz.

New Zealand Registered Architects Board Members

Posted on: 25 September 2019
Application closes at: 21 October 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

Summary of the position

On behalf of the Minister for Building and Construction, the Ministry is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the New Zealand Registered Architect Board.

The Ministry is seeking a member from outside the architecture profession with a set of skills, attributes and experience which will bring an informed and diverse perspective to the Board. Ideally applicants will have:

  • experience with digital communications
  • marketing and policy experience
  • governance experience
  • experience dealing with complex issues
  • awareness of emerging technologies
  • an appreciation of the responsibilities associated with regulatory or disciplinary bodies
  • broad sector networks – bringing a sector perspective and connecting with the sector
  • an appreciation of intergenerational issues and views.

The successful candidate will bring an objective and open-minded approach to disciplinary hearings, be collaborative, be an effective communicator, and be available to devote time and energy to the role.

Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the Board’s needs at this particular time.

New Zealand Registered Architects Board – Member Position Description [DOCX, 62 KB]

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How to apply:

Please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above.  After clicking the link, you can view a position description, as well as complete the expression of interest form, and upload a CV and cover letter.

For enquiries about the position, please email board.appointments@mbie.govt.nz.

Telecommunications Commissioner

Posted on: 23 September 2019
Application closes at: 5:00pm, 23 October 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Full-time

Summary of the position

On behalf of the Minister for Communications, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the Ministry) is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment to the role of Telecommunications Commissioner. The Telecommunications Commissioner is a member of the Commerce Commission (the Commission).

The Ministry is looking for candidates with skills and expertise that include:

  • knowledge of, or experience in, the telecommunications industry, commerce, economics, law, accountancy, public administration, or consumer affairs.
  • a good understanding of the critical issues faced by the telecommunications industry
  • familiarity with the various approaches taken by significant overseas jurisdictions in regulating their telecommunications markets
  • the ability to oversee the investigation, monitoring and enforcement work of the Commerce Commission's telecommunications team
  • familiarity with the economic and financial analysis critical to regulatory decision-making
  • experienced at working within statutory guidelines to make decisions
  • strong communication and relationship management skills.

The role of Telecommunications Commissioner is full-time.  The appointment is likely to commence in July 2020.

Candidates interested in applying to be the Telecommunications Commissioner should also have skills and experience to be able to effectively contribute to the Commission’s strategic and planning responsibilities under the Crown Entities Act 2004.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience required at this particular time. The Ministry supports diversity and welcomes applicants from all regions, sectors and backgrounds.

Telecommunications Commissioner – Position Description [DOCX, 78 KB]

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How to apply

For more information, and to apply, select the "Apply for this position" button above. You will be taken to the Treasury’s Board Appointment database(external link)You will need to register on the database if you do not already have a profile and you will need a RealMe account. Once you have a registered profile, you can then apply for this role or other board vacancies via the ‘positions under consideration’ page. We strongly recommend uploading to your profile your current CV and a brief covering letter specific to this role, outlining why you are applying and how your skills and experience match the required criteria.

If you have log on issues, the RealMe helpdesk, who administers the log on service, is available 24/7 on 0800 664 774 (NZ), +64 4 463 9376 (from overseas) or email help@realme.govt.nz(external link).

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz(external link).

Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee Members

Posted on: 5 September 2019
Application closes at: 4 October 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

Summary of the position

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment to as members of the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee (the Disciplinary Committee).

This is an opportunity to contribute to improving the confidence of financial services in New Zealand by helping ensure that financial advisers are held to high standards

There are currently two vacancies. The Minister is looking for candidates who are independent of the financial adviser industry or are lawyers that have at least seven years’ legal experience.

Ideally, candidates will have some or all of the following:

  • knowledge or experience in the operation of financial services
  • knowledge of the governing legislation and broad understanding of financial sector issues
  • experience in dispute resolution, disciplinary proceedings, and conflict management.
  • high degree of personal integrity and high standards of personal and professional behaviour, including being particularly sensitive to any involvement that might give rise to conflicts of interest
  • good analytical and decision making skills
  • excellent written and oral communication skills.

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Disciplinary Committee requires at this particular time.

MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.

Financial Advisors Disciplinary Committee Board Member position description [DOC, 111 KB]

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How to apply

Select the "Apply for this position" button above. You will be taken to the Treasury’s Board Appointment database.  You will need to register on the database if you do not already have a profile and you will need a RealMe account. Once you have a registered profile, you can then apply for this role or other board vacancies via the ‘positions under consideration’ page. We strongly recommend uploading to your profile your current CV and a brief covering letter specific to this role, outlining why you are applying and how your skills and experience match the required criteria.

If you have log on issues, the RealMe helpdesk, which administers the log on service, is available 24/7 on 0800 664 774 (NZ), +64 4 463 9376 (from overseas) or email help@realme.govt.nz.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz.

Joint Accreditation System Australia and New Zealand Member

Posted on: 5 September 2019
Application closes at: 4 October 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is searching for a skilled candidate to join the Board of the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ). JAS-ANZ is a trans-Tasman organisation, and one of New Zealand’s two official accreditation bodies.

This governance position provides an opportunity to influence the performance of a leading international quality infrastructure body. JAS-ANZ plays a significant role in trade and consumer protection by accrediting the competence and reliability of certification and inspection bodies against relevant standards or regulation.

JAS-ANZ requires a range of competencies across the members to be effective. To be considered, candidates must have the relevant perspectives, expertise and experience, have an ability to contribute to strengthening JAS-ANZ’s governance and oversight, and the potential to lead JAS-ANZ Board in the future as Chair.

The Minister expects all board members to have the following competencies:

  • experience in governance, strategy, finance and risk management in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • experience in overseeing organisational development
  • breadth of commercial experience and industry knowledge
  • international experience and focus
  • understanding of the role that accreditation, standards and certification play in supporting commerce and trade

In addition, a range of the following competencies, skills and experiences are sought:

  • strong relationship management, including working effectively with peers and developing valuable strategic connections with industry, consumers and other stakeholders on both sides of the Tasman
  • a clear sense of public accountability and understanding of the relationships between governments
  • sound judgement and decision-making skills

This is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time. MBIE is committed to considering candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, age, gender, ethnicity and geographic locations to enable the board to be high-performing.

Joint Accreditation System Australia and New Zealand Member position description [DOCX, 25 KB]

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How to apply

Select the "Apply for this position" button above. You will be taken to the Treasury’s Board Appointment database.  You will need to register on the database if you do not already have a profile and you will need a RealMe account. Once you have a registered profile, you can then apply for this role or other board vacancies via the ‘positions under consideration’ page. We strongly recommend uploading to your profile your current CV and a brief covering letter specific to this role, outlining why you are applying and how your skills and experience match the required criteria.

If you have log on issues, the RealMe helpdesk, which administers the log on service, is available 24/7 on 0800 664 774 (NZ), +64 4 463 9376 (from overseas) or email help@realme.govt.nz.

For enquiries about the position, please contact boardappointments@mbie.govt.nz.

Last updated: 06 June 2019