Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust seeks a Trustee with significant governance experience, ideally in the charitable sector.
AphasiaNZ is a national Charity with its principal office recently relocated to Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.
AphasiaNZ provides services to people who have acquired aphasia after a stroke, head injury, or disease of the brain.
AphasiaNZ does not receive government funding and is funded through grants and donations.
Aphasia is a disorder of the language area of the brain that may affect a person’s ability to talk, understand conversation, read, write, and use numbers. Aphasia can be hardly noticeable or very severe. The true extent of aphasia in New Zealand is unknown although we do know that there are at least 17,000 New Zealanders with stroke-acquired aphasia.
Aphasia often results in significant social isolation as well as difficulty with many everyday activities. Imagine not being able to talk to family or friends, read a letter, pay a bill, tell someone what is wrong…
• Supports people with aphasia and their whanau, empowering them to participate fully in our communities
• Raises awareness and increases knowledge of aphasia throughout New Zealand
• Educates health professionals and community groups about the nature and effects of aphasia
• Offers innovative services linking people with aphasia to technology
The Trustees meet every month for up to 2 hours, usually in Tauranga, but potentially throughout the country. Additional meetings with the Chairman and/or Executive Director may be required. A commitment of up to 6 hours each month is a realistic expectation of the time needed.
AphasiaNZ’s offices are located in Tauranga Central. A Tauranga-based Trustee is preferable but applicants from other locations in the North Island are welcome.
This is an unpaid role.
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