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.

New Zealand Standards Approval Board members

Posted on: 17 April 2019
Applications close: 17 May 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

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Summary of the position

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the New Zealand Standards Approval Board. The Board is seeking a candidate with knowledge of, or experience in the standards and accreditation system.

Ideally, candidates will have:

  • an ability to bring a consumer perspective to the Board
  • Knowledge of industries and sectors which use standards
  • broad consumer networks
  • experience dealing with complex issues
  • awareness of emerging technologies
  • experience in decision-making against set criteria

Successful candidates must also be willing and available to devote time and energy to the role.

The Minister welcomes applicants who can bring diversity to the Board. In addition, the Government has set the target of ensuring half of all directors on state sector boards and committees are women by 2021.

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

Read the full job description for the NZ Standards Approval Board [PDF, 128 KB]

Expressions of interest document for the NZ Standards Approval Board [DOCX, 30 KB]

How to apply

Please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. 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.

Financial Markets Authority Board Member

Posted on: 3 April 2019
Application closes on: 5:00pm 7 May 2019
Location: New Zealand
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Part-time

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Summary of the Position

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Board.

The Ministry is looking for candidates with governance experience for two vacancies, one of which requires an investor/consumer perspective in relation to financial markets, while the other requires a background and expertise in relation to auditing and financial reporting.  We are not seeking candidates with legal practice backgrounds for these roles.

Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Board requires at this particular time. The Government has also set the target of ensuring half of all directors on state sector boards and committees are women by 2021.

Read the full job description [PDF, 162 KB]

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please click on the above link, which will take you 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, who administers the log on service, is available 24/7 on 0800 664 774 (NZ), +64 4 463 9376 (from overseas) or help@realme.govt.nz.

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

Commission for Financial Capability – Retirement Commissioner

Posted on: 1 April 2019
Application closes on: 8:00am 29 April 2019
Location: Auckland or Wellington
Category: Board and Governance
Position Type: Full-time

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Summary of the Position

On behalf of the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry is seeking a suitable candidate for appointment to the role of Retirement Commissioner. The role can be based in Auckland or Wellington with the appointment to start from 1 July 2019 to coincide with the end of the current Commissioner’s second term.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in improving the financial capability of New Zealanders and shaping our retirement income policies.

The Minister is looking for candidates with skills and experience that include:

  • a working knowledge of the critical issues relating to retirement income and financial capability
  • the ability to keep up-to-date with industry trends and political and commercial developments
  • a proven ability to create and develop strategy
  • a sound knowledge of good management practices and experience in applying these effectively to achieve organisational goals and objectives
  • the ability to work effectively in a collegial decision-making environment.
  • extensive experience working collaboratively across government and/or with other stakeholders.

The Retirement Commissioner is an autonomous Crown entity. The Commission for Financial Capability (the Commission) is the office of the Retirement Commissioner. The Retirement Commissioner is a corporation sole which means this is both a governance and a managerial role.

Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience the Commission requires at this particular time.

Read the full job description [PDF, 184 KB]

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please click on the ‘Apply for this position' button, which will take you 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, who administers the log on service, is available 24/7 on 0800 664 774 (NZ), +64 4 463 9376 (from overseas) or help@realme.govt.nz.

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

Applications close 8am on 29 April 2019.

 

 

Last updated: 01 February 2019