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

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) 

On behalf of the Minister of Education, we are seeking candidates for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Board to fill a vacant position. 

About the role

Roles available: 1 member position

Term: 3 years with potential for reappointment, commencing from May/June 2020

Opening date for applications: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Closing date: Monday 6 April 2020

Location: Wellington

We are looking for candidates with strong governance experience in the commercial or service sector who will be able to contribute to the Government’s priorities for a stronger, higher quality and more responsive education system for all learners.

The Board needs a diverse mix of skills and experience to enable it to be high performing and deliver on the Minister of Education’s expectations. We encourage applications from people who have successfully led transformational change and who are well connected to learners’ experiences at the tertiary level, in priority learner areas of Pacific, Māori, or people with additional learning needs.

Remuneration: $22,400 per annum based on an expected 30 days’ commitment for meeting attendance and other board business. Reasonable and actual travel and other expenses related to board duties will be paid.

Position description [PDF, 251 KB]

How to apply

To apply for a role as a TEC Board member, please email a current CV to appointments.mailbox@education.govt.nz by 6 April 2020. 

You can also use this email address if you would like further information about the role or the appointments process.

About the Tertiary Education Commission 

TEC leads the Government’s relationship with the tertiary education sector. It also provides career services from education through to employment.

Each year, TEC invests over $3 billion in tertiary education and supporting the tertiary and careers system. They ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success. 

Tertiary Education Commission website (external link)

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 make-up of New Zealand. To ensure this we encourage individuals as well as government agencies, community organisations and industry bodies to submit nominations.

Board appointments we assist with

Education New Zealand website (external link)

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand website (external link)

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO website (external link)

New Zealand Council for Educational Research website (external link)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority website (external link)

The Correspondence School — Te Kura website (external link)

Tertiary Education Commission website (external link)

Pacific Education Foundation

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board website (external link)

Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board

Ministerial Advisory Groups

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.

Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee — Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website (external link)

If you've been nominated for a position, the outcome of the process can't be confirmed until after appointments have been considered by the Cabinet Appointment and Honours Committee and Cabinet. This is likely to take up to 6 months from when your nomination was submitted.

Public servants aren't usually appointed to statutory boards.

Further information is available in the Cabinet Office circular CO(02) 5: Appointment of Public Servants to Statutory Boards.

Circular CO (02) 5 — Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website (external link)

Fees

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.

Cabinet Fees Framework — Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website (external link)

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

 

On behalf of the Minister of Education, we are seeking candidates for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Board to fill a vacant position.

 

About the role

 

Roles available: 1 member position

 

Term: 3 years with potential for reappointment, commencing from May/June 2020

 

Opening date for applications: Wednesday 18 March 2020

 

Closing date: Monday 6 April 2020

 

Location: Wellington

 

We are looking for candidates with strong governance experience in the commercial or service sector who will be able to contribute to the Government’s priorities for a stronger, higher quality and more responsive education system for all learners.

 

The Board needs a diverse mix of skills and experience to enable it to be high performing and deliver on the Minister of Education’s expectations. We encourage applications from people who have successfully led transformational change and who are well connected to learners’ experiences at the tertiary level, in priority learner areas of Pacific, Māori, or people with additional learning needs.

 

Remuneration: $22,400 per annum based on an expected 30 days’ commitment for meeting attendance and other board business. Reasonable and actual travel and other expenses related to board duties will be paid.

 

The position description can be downloaded here.

 

How to apply

 

To apply for a role as a TEC Board member, please email a current CV to appointments.mailbox@education.govt.nz by 6 April 2020.

 

You can also use this email address if you would like further information about the role or the appointments process.

  

About the Tertiary Education Commission

 

TEC leads the Government’s relationship with the tertiary education sector. It also provides career services from education through to employment.

 

Each year, TEC invests over $3 billion in tertiary education and supporting the tertiary and careers system. They ensure New Zealanders are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong success.

 

Please see https://www.tec.govt.nz/ (external link) for further information

 

 

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