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Paralympics New Zealand - Board Member Vacancy

Closing date: 4 June 2024

Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for New Zealand. PNZ is part of a worldwide social change movement, which uses the power of sport to positively influence community perceptions of disabled people and to promote a more diverse and inclusive society.

PNZ supports and celebrates the achievements of Para athletes at international and national competitions all year round. Every two years, PNZ leads the New Zealand Paralympic Team to the Paralympic Games. We also work PNZ members, key stakeholders and partners, to advocate for sport to become more accessible for disabled people and to support the creation of more systems and programmes to enable participation in Para sport.

The Board Appointment Panel is interested in hearing from interested applicants with governance experience, and a strong affinity to disability sport and equity for all.

Additionally, of particular interest are applicants with extensive experience in high performance sports systems, and/or Para sport and disability sport.

Current organisation priorities and areas of focus include:

  • Continue working with sport organisations, creating athlete pathways to grow the number of Para sports and Para athletes attending the Paralympic Games by 2032, and beyond.
  • Changing the Constitution to align with the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 requirements and specifically including the athlete voice as part of governance.
  • Continued focus on driving social change through the Para sport lens.
  • Maintaining existing partnerships, and progressing new commercial and revenue opportunities.
  • Progressing our Te Tiriti journey as an organisation.

The PNZ Vision is Through Para sport, lives will be transformed. To read the full PNZ Strategic Plan 2021-2032, including our Values, please click here.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing work of PNZ. Working with a highly skilled and qualified Board and Management Team, leading and building on the international success of our previous Paralympians. PNZ are recognised as the peak body for Para sport in New Zealand. If you are interested in driving social change through the lens of Para sport, keen on supporting Para athletes through their pathway to the Paralympic Games, and to building a strong and sustainable organisation, then this is the role for you.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and attach a copy of your CV outlining your experience, skills and expertise which you will bring to the Board of Paralympics New Zealand. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4 June 2024.

PNZ celebrates diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all members of the PNZ Board and Staff Team. We believe that a diverse organisation brings a variety of perspectives and ideas, fostering innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and abilities to apply and join us in making PNZ great. We are committed to working with people who value the same things as us, as such, applicants with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. As part of the application process, if there is anything we can do to make things easier or more comfortable for you as a candidate, please let us know.

PNZ-Board-Member-Applicant-Information-2024 (PDF 151KB)

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