Our thoughts are with our members and their organisations impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Boards have a key role to play in the wake of any crisis. See guidance for chairs and directors

Our thoughts are with our members and their organisations impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Boards have a key role to play in the wake of any crisis. See guidance for chairs and directors

Career opportunities

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Sarah and I'm the People and Culture GM at the Institute of Directors. Let me tell you a little more about our organisation. 

We're a small organisation, but we make a big impact

We believe good governance has the power to transform New Zealand business, society and communities. We take this responsibility seriously. 

We are a purpose led organisation full of people that are passionate about governance and making New Zealand a better place to live and do business. 

Current vacancies

For a list of all our current vacancies see our job board.

Please apply for current vacancies via the link above. If there are no vacancies, email us with an introduction and your CV and  I'll register your interest in working with us

Working with us

The IoD is a not-for-profit organisation. Our people deliver great work in our governance and mentoring programmes and services, member events and networking, course design and delivery, thought leadership and advocacy, and communications and marketing. 

It's important that our people share our values and are committed to delivering value to our members, customers, and the governance community. We expect our managers to be open, honest, brave, encouraging and inspiring.

We take a strengths-based approach to work. This means we help you to do work which emphasises your strengths and talents and leads to success in your role.

Our culture

Our culture is based around our values  of courage,  manaakitanga, respect for each other, kaitiakitanga and stewardship. We are learners for life.

We value diversity, integrity, honesty, professionalism, quality, and team work.

What we offer

We offer great benefits, including:

  • Flexible work days including the ability to work remotely. 
  • Career and development opportunities. We have a development budget for every team member. We provide study assistance where it's connected to your role. We use secondments or project participation as ways for employees to learn and develop. You can also attend our courses and events as part of your onboarding or development plan.
  • Connection to a community of Aotearoa New Zealand’s business leaders and governance experts through our events, courses, team and organisation hui.
  • An employee assistance programme for you or your partner/spouse. No questions asked
  • Ten sick days leave per year with no six-month stand-down and leave accumulates to 30 days.
  • A wellbeing programme packed full of initiatives that focus on creating a healthy, strong, resilient, connected and positive you.
  • Health and well-being initiatives including flu vaccinations, wellbeing checks, a well-stocked fruit bowl and fresh brewed coffee. We have regular social activities and challenges to build connection and have fun. 
  • 2 days leave per year (additional to annual leave), long service leave and the ability to purchase up to six weeks leave.
  • Pay at your normal rate when you return from primary carer leave.
  • A referral reward programme – if you refer someone to us for a role – we’ll say thank you with a bonus.

You can see more information on the benefits and perks you’ll have access to when you join us here.

Application process

If you apply for a position, we will let you know whether you have been selected for an interview within one week after the closing date.

  • If you are selected for an interview, you'll meet with you future manager. They will want to learn more about you, including your experiences, skills and career aspirations.
  • We will talk you through the role in detail, what we want you to achieve, and what it’s like working for the IoD.
  • After the interview, we may set up an informal meeting with the team you will be working with.
  • We will then make contact with your referees and discuss the specifics of the role with you and make an offer.
  • From here, we look forward to welcoming you on board.

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