- Make a difference in the community and influence change
- Close connection to Māori or Pasifika communities
- Volunteer positions with time commitment of about 1 day a month
Harbour Hospice has an ambitious long-term vision and strategy to deliver. We now invite applications for new Board members to bring their creativity and innovation to realising these long-term goals in what is a period of significant change in the Health sector.
As a registered charitable trust founded in 1983, Harbour Hospice is a well-established service which provides support and specialist palliative care services to people experiencing a terminal or life-limiting illness in the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth Wellsford communities. The care extends to families, whānau and carers and is offered at no cost. Whilst around fifty percent of Harbour Hospice’s work is funded by Te Whatu Ora, the remaining income is raised through fundraising and grants, events, philanthropic trusts, bequests and revenue from seventeen Hospice shops.
Priorities for the Harbour Hospice Board include delivery of new models of care to the community, navigating the dynamic nature of the health sector landscape, providing services to marginalised groups, and sustaining a diverse workforce of staff and volunteers.
These vacant board roles will be attractive to those who want to give back, make a difference and influence change. The Board is a highly effective and collaborative group that is willing to push boundaries in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for the organisation.
Time commitment and term
Meetings are held monthly for around 2-3 hours and can be attended in person or by remote access. There is an estimated time commitment of one day per month. Trustees may be asked to be part of committees and to attend fundraising and other events, whenever possible.
The appointment is for an initial term of three years.
The roles are not remunerated. Directors and Officers insurance is in place for all Board members.
We are seeking a mix of backgrounds to include:
- Understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership
- Previous governance experience - preferable, though we have capacity for a development role
- A close connection to Māori or Pasifika communities
- Understanding of the health sector and the changing landscape as DHBs transition to Te Whatu Ora
- Business acumen or IT expertise
Personal traits of our successful Board members will be:
- Collaborative and acts in the interest of the collective whole
- Good listener and engager
- Strategic thinker
- Strong emotional intelligence
- Capacity and commitment to contribute
We particularly encourage applications from Tāngata Whenua or Pasifika and seek interest from Asian communities.
How to apply
For more information or to obtain a position description call Peggy Newton, Recruitment Specialist, on 021 241 5567 or click below to submit your application online. Please be sure to include a cover letter.
Applications close Thursday 22 June 2023