Career Opportunities

This page includes links to resources and websites for women looking for positions on boards, and space for boards to advertise vacancies.

Useful reading

The Financial Markets Authority and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand have produced A Directors Guide (www.fma.govt.nz/media/1626304/a-director-s-guide.pdf). The guide sets out "the essentials of being an effective director" and discusses best practise and legal requirements for a number of topics such as before taking on a board role, decision making and when things go wrong.

Websites

There are a number of organisations that you can register with that will match you or provide you with information on board vacancies.

Public bodies

Vacancies on public boards are advertised on www.jobs.govt.nz

The Ministry of Womens affairs nomination service links candidates with board vacancies for public bodies. For more information and to register with the Ministry of Womens affairs database go to http://mwa.govt.nz/women-leadership

The Te Puni Kokiri nomination service also links candidates with board vacancies for public bodies. For more information and to register with Te Puni Kokiri database go to http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/services/governance/

The State Services Commission has more information on board appointments for state sector boards and committees and provides more links to nominating agencies for more information go to http://www.ssc.govt.nz/node/9105

Private organisations

Here is a list of private organisations that link candidates with board vacancies.

Do you have a board vacancy to advertise?

If you have a board vacancy that you would like to advertise on this please email canterburyWLA@gmail.com, including your contact details, and we will get in touch with you.