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10 Feb 2020

Board position Trustee/ Board member

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network –  Wellington

Job Description

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) is a charitable trust that works to support social and behavioural change to promote healthy relationships and reach its vision of Aotearoa free from sexual harm. SAPN works nationwide and its central office is in Wellington.

The Trust Board works with the Chief Executive to provide strategic vision and leadership to the organisation. The Trust board has up to six members. These include one representative from each of the three agencies that originally founded the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network: Wellington Rape Crisis, Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation and WellStop and up to three independent Trustees. The Chair role is filled by one of the independent Trustees.

The objective of the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network Trust is to prevent sexual abuse in New Zealand by:
 Delivering expert advice and education
 Addressing attitudes and values that support the prevalence of sexual violence; and
 Collaborating with other persons and organisations to more fully pursue this objective

SAPN’s vision is “Aotearoa free from sexual harm” and its purpose is “Supporting social and behavioural change to build respectful relationships and prevent sexual harm.”

SAPN is in the process of rebranding and soon will be known as RespectEd Aotearoa.

The role

SAPN is looking to fill two vacancies for independent board members. The Chair role is currently occupied, but we will be considering succession planning during this recruitment.

The successful candidate must be available to meet six times per year (February, April, June, August, October and December) for two-three hours in Wellington, be available to complete tasks between meetings and attend occasional additional meetings.

All SAPN Trust Board roles are voluntary positions.

Person Specification:

1. Industry knowledge/ experience
 Thorough knowledge of and experience in not-for-profit/ charity sector
 Understanding of relevant government legislation
 Some understanding of issues facing sexual violence sector

2. Technical skills/ experience
 Experience in implementing and developing risk management systems
 Financial acumen
 Strategy development
 Understanding of governance/operations relationship
 Previous governance experience
 Confident user of Microsoft Office Sharepoint or ability to learn

3. Governance competencies
 Executive performance management
 Compliance focus
 Financial literacy
 Strategic thinking
 Risk management from governance perspective

4. Behavioural competencies
 Team player/ collaborative
 Ability and willingness to question and probe
 Sound judgement
 Sound decision making skills and understanding of effective decision-making processes
 Integrity and high ethical standards
 Strong interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills
 Listening skills
 Willingness and ability to devote time and energy to the role in a voluntary capacity

5. Other
 Commitment to Sexual Abuse Prevention Network Trust objectives, vision, purpose and strategic goals

Job Expired February 25, 2020

Job Categories: Community Services. Job Types: Board position. Salaries: Voluntary.

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