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 Board Opportunity: COMET Auckland

 

 

Join this great group of people on COMET Auckland's Board.  We are looking for a new board member with financial expertise, to join our strong, diverse and collegial board, to help shape our directions and so contribute to systems change. 

What does COMET Auckland do?

COMET Auckland is a Council Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council, and also an independent Charitable Trust.  Our mission is to drive systems change to make education and skills more effective and equitable across Auckland. 

As a charitable trust and CCO of Auckland Council, we are uniquely placed to drive systems change because we are the only Auckland-based organisation that takes a cross-sector, helicopter view of our education and skills system and that can focus long-term on the learning-related goals and targets in the Auckland Plan. 

This means we can identify the most pressing gaps and opportunities and bring the right people together across education, business, community and government to design, advocate and incubate actions that harness education to drive Auckland’s economic and social development.  

What skills are we looking for?

For this appointment, we are specifically looking for skills in financial control and/or accounting, as our current board member with expertise in that area is coming to the end of his second term and so will need to leave the board as from June 2018. 

In addition, all our board members need to have the following skills and attributes:

  • Have a passion for education and skills in Auckland, especially for areas of high education need

  • Be respected as a leader in your field

  • Have strong networks with educators and/or business and/or local/national government in Auckland

  • Live and work in the Auckland Council area

What commitment is required?

The COMET Auckland board meets eight times a year:

  • Regular board meetings on the last Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December, from 4-30pm to around 6pm
  • A stakeholder consultation meeting in May
  • An AGM in October

Board members receive meeting papers in advance of each meeting, and are expected to come prepared, and to contribute to discussions from their diverse expertise.  At times there are also opportunities to have input on submissions or project plans.

Applications close Wednesday October 19th.  For further information please email susan.warren@cometauckland.org.nz or to apply, go to https://www.appointbetterboards.co.nz/APT10484 .