Board Members - Workforce Development Council

Toi Mai

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Board Members - Workforce Development Council  

  • National leadership across creative, cultural, recreation and technology sectors 
  • Create new futures for our rangatahi 
  • Meet industry needs, enhance vocational education  

Kia toi te mahi hangarau  
Kia toi te mahi auaha 
Kia toi te ira tāngata 
Ko ngā toi Māori ka puta 
E kōkō ko Toi Mai ē!  
Turuturu o whiti whakamaua kia tina! Tina!  
Haumi ē! Hui ē! Tāiki ē!  

Mō mātou | About Us 

Toi Mai is the Workforce Development Council (WDC) that represents the creative, cultural, recreation and technology sectors.  We are an important part of the new vocational education system, ensuring industry has a stronger voice in making Aotearoa’s workforce fit for today, and for the future. We play a lead role in ensuring learners develop the skills they need to be ready for the world of work.  While we don’t arrange training, we provide skills leadership, set standards, and develop qualifications.  We provide quality assurance and endorse programmes relevant to both learners and industry now, and for generations to come; and provide vocational education investment advice to TEC.  

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is a key consideration for our mahi and underpins our strategy and approach.    

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Toi Mai is dynamic and fast moving, and our board members need to contribute flexibly and responsively.  This is an opportunity to make a real impact and provide true leadership as part of the new vocational education system.     

Ko wai koe| About you

We are seeking to appoint board members who are leaders in our diverse industries, either from an employer or employee/union perspective.  A commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi is essential, as is significant governance experience, excellent communication skills and a commitment to our kaupapa.  Candidates with whakapapa Māori, and those who bring the perspectives of our priority learners (including Māori, Pacific and Disabled people) are of particular interest.  Existing board members may choose to reapply.  

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For a copy of the information pack, or to organise an initial conversation, please contact    

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to  

Applications close Sunday 21st August

If you wish to nominate someone for this role, please encourage them to submit an application as above, and to include information on who has nominated them for the role. 

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