New Horizons for Women Trust: Call for applications for trustees

New Horizons for Women wishes to appoint at least two new Trustees and applications are invited from interested women.   Applicants should be passionate about the value that education and quality research adds to women’s lives. This is an opportunity to volunteer as a Trustee on the board of a thriving national charity.

The New Horizons for Women Trust supports education, innovation and research which benefits women. The trust achieves this by administering a variety of awards that help New Zealand to:

  • complete second chance education
  • research issues of significance to New Zealand women and girls
  • promote peace and eliminate family violence
  • advance their careers

We are particularly looking for applications from women with expertise in the award application and selection process or with information technology skills.  Young women, Maori and Pacific women and women living in Dunedin and Auckland are especially encouraged to apply. However any woman who would like to become a Trustee and support the work of the Trust is very welcome to apply.

New Horizons for Women is a working trust so trustees undertake the work of the trust with administrative support from officers who are also volunteers. The Trust does not have an office and uses Dropbox as a means of communication. Monthly meetings (one hour in the early evening) are held by teleconference and there are usually three face to face meetings in Wellington each year starting on Friday evening until mid-afternoon on Saturday. Expenses to attend these meetings are reimbursed.

Applicants must have good communication skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team. Computer and internet access, and the ability to run Dropbox (an online file system) are essential.

The appointments will commence in April 2014. The appointments are for 3 year terms with the option of a second term.

To apply

Email Administration Officer at for the Trustee role description and application form.

Applications close: March 28 2014

For more information about New Horizons for Women email as above or visit our website

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