Crown entity and other statutory board appointments
We manage the process of appointments to a number of Crown entities, statutory boards and advisory groups on behalf of the responsible Ministers. These are important governance roles where members can make a real difference to education in New Zealand.
Current board appointments
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)
Applications for a board position on the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) open on 30 July and close 12pm, 20 August 2018. This is a Ministerial appointment for a term up to four years.
Please email email@example.com for a position description.
Apply online (external link)
The board is particularly interested in strengthening its understanding and connection to Pacific students and their education needs through having a board member with current, practical classroom knowledge.
As a group the board members are responsible for:
- the overall governance of the NZCER (external link)
- building a connected programme of research, products and services to
- contribute new insights to current educational issues, and
- support better outcomes for learners.
Board appointments process
We assist responsible Ministers in identifying candidates who have the required skills and experience for a board role. In general, board members must have an appreciation of the Crown’s role as the key stakeholder as well as meeting key competencies that apply to the position.
Boards also need to represent the diversity and demographic makeup of New Zealand. To ensure this we encourage individuals as well as government agencies, community organisations and industry bodies to submit nominations.
We assist with appointments to the following boards:
- Education New Zealand (external link)
- Education Council of Aotearoa NZ (external link)
- New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO (external link)
- New Zealand Council for Educational Research (external link)
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority (external link)
- Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu - The Correspondence School (external link)
- Tertiary Education Commission (external link)
- Pacific Education Foundation
- Ōtaki and Porirua Trust Board (external link)
- Ngārimu VC & 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board (external link)
We also assist with appointments to a number of Ministerial Advisory Groups.
Statutory appointments are made by the responsible Minister, or the Governor-General on the recommendation of the responsible Minister. The Minister must present candidates to the Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee (external link) .
If you have been nominated for a position, the outcome of the process cannot be confirmed until after appointments have been considered by the Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee and Cabinet. This is likely to be up to 6 months after your nomination was submitted.
Public servants are not usually appointed to statutory boards. The Cabinet Office circular CO (02) 5 Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards (external link) has further information.
Board members are paid fees, according to the board’s roles and responsibilities. Education Crown board fees are set by Ministers using the Cabinet Fees Framework (external link) . This document is reviewed periodically.
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