Our whakataukī is Mauri tū, Mauri ora
Mauri refers to the life force or latent energy found in all things. Mauri tū refers to stability and a sense of space for this energy, and in this context covers both communities and individuals. Mauri ora refers to the unleashing of this energy to actively support and create wellbeing.
This kōrero is a constant reminder to the Mental Health Foundation of our commitment to actively supporting individuals and communities to flourish through the unleashing of positive energy and strategies to affect wellbeing.
We are looking for people to join the board of the Mental Health Foundation to support our work, as a not-for-profit organisation, promoting mental health and positive wellbeing for New Zealand.
The position will suit someone who is able to bring their leadership skills to the board as it sets the strategic direction, meets its legal obligations and monitors the performance of the Mental Health Foundation in accordance with the Trust Deed. We are particularly seeking people with a deep understanding of and commitment to Te Ao Māori to fill vacancies arising from members completing their terms.
Additionally we are seeking people who work specifically from a tāngata whaiora perspective.
Other important skills sought include:
- Governance experience
- Strategic planning and oversight
- Strategic business development including marketing/social marketing
- Community development and advocacy.
In addition, knowledge of the key issues in mental health, an ability to work collaboratively with other board members and a passion to be part of the Foundation’s work in making a positive difference in people’s lives will be key to your success in this role.
The key responsibilities in this role include:
- Contributing to board meetings (approximately quarterly) and collective responsibility for decision-making
- Contributing, at a governance level, to the development, implementation and review of the MHF’s strategic plan and annual work programme
- Contributing to the board’s performance review and development.
The Mental Health Foundation actively promotes the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We value the expertise of people with experience of mental distress or illness and are an EEO employer. Diversity in the workplace is important to us – we are an Equal Opportunity employer.
The Board meetings are usually held quarterly at the Mental Health Foundation office in Mt Eden, Auckland, with subcommittee meetings held either in person or online. A modest honorarium may be payable and out of pocket expenses are met. The initial term of the appointment is two years, with a member usually able to serve up to three consecutive terms (i.e. a total of 6 years).
Please follow this link (https://mhfnz.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=69&source=aWQ9MjQ%3D) to apply with a cover letter and CV.
The role description can be found here.
Applications close on Friday, 27 May 2022 at 5pm.
The Mental Health Foundation have a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and mandate which applies to all roles. If you are successful in your application you are required to comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 before your commencement date. This means you will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the recruitment process.