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Whangarei Rape Crisis Group Incorporated

Committee & Board



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Board Members

Whangārei Rape Crisis is looking to co-opt two skilled and passionate people to fill current Board vacancies.

The organisation’s new strategic plan outlines goals to ensure Te Tiriti and Te Ao Māori guide how we do what we do, and to involve survivor voices in service design. These sit alongside strategic aims to increase understanding and awareness around sexual harm and its prevention and to support people to heal and build resilience within their whānau, families and communities.

Whangārei Rape Crisis provides 24-hour support to people who have experienced sexual violence, and their supporters and whānau.


• Minimum one year's previous board or senior governance or leadership experience
• Understanding and commitment to He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Understanding of rape and sexual violence, it’s effects and contributing factors
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strategic ability and stakeholder focus
• Understanding or experience in risk management experience
• Ability to meet monthly in person in the evening (remote attendance is possible where needed but not preferred)
• Wishes to be part of a team that is passionate about healing and recovery as well as playing a role in encouraging a sexual violence free Whangārei and Te Tai Tokerau
• Commercial and business acumen and understanding of financial reports
• A willingness to learn and develop personally
• Understanding of the difference between Governance and Operations
• A commitment to the vision and values of Whangarei Rape Crisis

• Ability to attend Whakatau and key WRC events, e.g., Rape Awareness Week (first week of May annually), and raise the profile of WRC within their own networks

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Board hui are held monthly, in the evening, at our rooms at 125 Cameron Street. When necessary, it is possible to attend online.
In addition, Board members are required to take part in governance training, which is being arranged for early 2024, and to complete any required self-directed training, such as Privacy Act 2020.
Board members are encouraged to represent Whangārei Rape Crisis at community events or Whakatau, when opportunities arise.
Board members are elected for a term of two years at AGM.

Getting Started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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