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Financial Trustee Opportunity


Birthright Canterbury Trust

An opportunity to make a difference to Canterbury families as a
Trustee for Birthright Canterbury Trust

Seeking a trustee with professional experience in financial management.

Birthright Canterbury Trust (BCT) is a charitable trust (CC53360) that was established on 1 July 2016 from the merger of Birthright Christchurch and Birthright Ashburton. Our purpose is to strengthen and enrich the lives of children and families, particularly families led by one person (often referred to as single parent families). We have been providing services for over 50 years. In this time we have been a trusted, recognised source of support to families as social service providers, advocates and as a referral point. https://www.birthrightcanterbury.org.nz/ 

We have a vacancy for a position as a Trustee. The position of Trustee is a pivotal role in the governance of our trust and the delivery of our programmes and services to single parent families in Canterbury. This is a voluntary position.

We are seeking a trustee with professional experience in financial management. Governance experience is desirable. 

The role would involve the following:

  • Being involved with and supporting a range of activities to promote the aims and mission of BCT.

  • Attending 6 trustee meetings each year

  • The meeting date is usually the second or third Wednesday every 2 months (February, April, June, August, October, December 2018)

  • The meeting is between 6-8 pm.

  • The meeting venue is currently at Dunsandel between Christchurch and Ashburton.

Birthright Canterbury Trust is one of eleven organisations affiliated to Birthright New Zealand, a charitable trust.  https://www.birthright.org.nz/ 

Any appointment will be subject to satisfactory vetting. Interested applicants can obtain a copy of the role description by contacting:

Jane Lancaster MNZM, CM InstD Chair
Mobile : 027-227-3666
Jane.lancasternz@gmail.com

The position will remain open until a suitable person is appointed.

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