CWS: Board member

Posted on 21 May 2020



CWS is an international aid and development agency that serves its partner churches of New Zealand and its local partners in developing countries.  The Board of Trustees is currently seeking expressions of interest from persons who would be interested in being a member of its Board.

It goes without saying that we are looking for a nominee who is passionate about international development and the work that CWS does.  They should also respect its theological perspective, its history and ecumenical nature.

We’re looking to increase the age and cultural diversity of our Board so are particularly interested in nominees who might help us create diversity. 

We’re after an individual who has served on a board of trustees before and has a comprehensive understanding of governanceThinking strategically to guide the organisation and understanding the context within which CWS operates are key skills of this role.

Finally, we’re looking to strengthen and diversify our fundraising portfolio so experience in the not-for-profit fundraising arena, current media and public relations practices would be a bonus.

The CWS Board meets four times a year on a Saturday in Christchurch.  We’re looking for a candidate who can commit to these gatherings as well as working groups in between across the three-year term.

There is no remuneration for this role expenses for attending the meetings are covered by CWS, for those who live outside Christchurch.

Each nomination should be accompanied by a cover letter and CV including the name of two referees.   Expressions of interest should be sent by Friday 19 June to Pauline McKay, National Director, pauline.mckay@cws.org.nz