Independent Board Members

Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty has moved to a board governance structure and as such is seeking applicants for two Independent Board Members for a term of up to 3-years.
Athletics Waikato-Bay of Plenty (AWBOP) is the regional body responsible for all forms of athletics across the Waikato-Bay of Plenty region.  We have been in operation for over 70 years and cater for 38 clubs in various disciplines such as track and field, cross-country and road running.  With over 4,000 current members within our clubs, we draw on a diverse membership across the community from young children through to master’s athletes.
The Board will provide purpose-based direction and strategic governance to lead the work of Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty.  While day-to-day operations are led by the AWBOP’s employees, governance leadership provided by the Board is essential and to be carried out in accordance with the AWBOP constitution.
As part of a newly formed governance structure, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape our future direction and development towards a modern and forward thinking organisation. We are a long-standing regional sporting body with a solid financial base and stable membership which provides a solid foundation towards effectively serving our athletics community and encouraging participation growth.
Diversity and inclusiveness are valued; and the board is looking for people who ideally have several of the skillsets set out below:

  • Clear understanding of governance functions and principles
  • Occupational skills that add value to the Board business
  • Understanding of and/or a strong connection within the sport sector
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent relationship management, stakeholder engagement and networking skills
  • Collaborative and team focused
Board members of Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty undertake this role in a volunteer capacity.
To Apply:
Please forward your CV along with a covering letter to express your interest in a board position with Athletics Waikato-Bay of Plenty to:
Any queries can be directed to Steve Rees-Jones (Executive Officer), Ph: 07 8585392 or via email as above.
Closing date:   5pm, Friday 17th July 2020