Board position Trustee/ Board member
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.
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.
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
Understanding of governance/operations relationship
Previous governance experience
Confident user of Microsoft Office Sharepoint or ability to learn
3. Governance competencies
Executive performance management
Risk management from governance perspective
4. Behavioural competencies
Team player/ collaborative
Ability and willingness to question and probe
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
Willingness and ability to devote time and energy to the role in a voluntary capacity
Commitment to Sexual Abuse Prevention Network Trust objectives, vision, purpose and strategic goals
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