Waipoua Forest Trust - Volunteer Trustees
The Waipoua Forest is the largest Kauri forest in the world and a national and international treasure. We are a not for profit charitable trust dedicated to, inter alia: • Establishing a millennium forest; • Protecting and restoring fauna; • Fostering understanding of Kauri forest and associated ecosystems through education and research; • Providing an advocacy role for the protection and restoration of Kauri and related forest ecosystems. We are seeking enthusiastic people to join our Trust and play an integral role in assisting us in reaching our ambitions. As a member of the Waipoua Forest Trust, you will join a group of passionate board members who are focused on achieving the objectives of the Trust. The Trust’s priorities in 2017 include: • Continuing planting of the Millennium Forest; • Weed and pest management control; • Growing the funding pool and obtaining grants for the growth of the Trust; • Engagement with and fostering of key local stakeholder relationships. Appointments to the Trust are made by the Chair and a panel of the Trustees. There are currently four members of the Board. In this appointment process there are up to three positions to be filled. Duration of appointment: 2 years Time commitment: Trust meetings are every one to two months and are held in Kaitui/Waipoua, Northland. The successful applicants will be expected to have expertise, time, passion and commitment to contribute over and above their governance role. Process for appointment: Applications close 21 April 2017 Your application: Please send a CV including commercial, community and governance experience. Include a cover letter (maximum one page) outlining why you are interested and why you believe you could add value to the Trust.
We are seeking applicants who have the time, energy and expertise to assist in one or more of the following specialist areas: • Experience in fundraising and obtaining grants for not-for-profit organisations; • Understanding of brand, marketing, social media, stakeholder engagement and the ‘customer’; • Experience in the environmental or conservation area. As well having specialist skills in one or more of the following areas: • Governance; • Understanding of mana whenua and the local area; • Management skills / commercial understanding; • Decision making; • Good judgement; • Experience in working with local organisations and community groups; • Passionate and want to be involved in making a genuine difference to the Waipoua area; • Live in Northland or at least have a passion for the Northland environment. In all cases Board members must have a depth of governance, management skills and contextual experience to be able to actively participate in Trust decision making, offering sound judgement. In addition, applicants will be expected to have demonstrated an active interest in and contribution to community based organisations during their careers.
3 volunteers needed