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Board Services Advisory Support

  • Grow your administrative and consulting skills in a professional evolving business
  • Support your team, board and clients   
  • Be part of a professional and a fun team culture

Short summary

In this entry level role you will provide administrative support to our Board Services consultancy team while also providing consultancy support to clients.

About the organisation

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a membership-based organisation committed to raising the standard of governance in all areas of New Zealand business and society. The IoD promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors’ interests and facilitates their professional development through a range of services and governance courses.  With a vibrant branch structure and over 8,500 members, the IoD is one of New Zealand’s most influential professional bodies.

About the role

Our Board Services team provide consultancy services spanning recruitment, remuneration, board evaluation, boardroom training and general advisory services. The team have successfully grown the business hence this opportunity.

You’ll provide administrative support to the team freeing them to focus on revenue generating activity. In addition to this though, as your knowledge base increases and your confidence with it, you’ll find yourself more frequently involved in consultancy services to both our members and client base.

A snapshot of tasks includes: responding to incoming client queries; the set up and administration of our online surveys; loading director vacancies and liaising with clients through the process; assisting our REM Advisor with some market research; short and longlisting of candidates for vacancies. There is the mundane too – following up debtors, packaging materials for training sessions. It’s an environment in which you’ll necessarily multi-task.

About you

Whether a recent graduate or someone looking for the next step in their career you are keen to learn, you’re adaptable and absolutely client centric. Attention to detail, superb communication skills and a passion for customer service are things you’d count as strengths. Importantly, you are someone who rolls their sleeves up and pitches in to help your team out in any way your able to.

You’ll have some commercial acumen, the ability to critique and filter information and the confidence to contribute ideas to the team. Shown how you pick things up quickly and work autonomously.

How to apply

Sound of interest? We hope so. Please forward your CV and expression of interest to Robbie McDougall at Robbie.McDougall@iod.org.nz or for further details contact Robbie McDougall, Delivery Manager on 021 505 236.

Wellington Branch Manager

  • Key relationship position
  • Strong events and branch support focus

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a membership-based organisation committed to raising the standard of governance in all areas of New Zealand business and society. The IoD promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors’ interests and facilitates their professional development through a range of services and governance courses.  With a vibrant branch structure and over 8500 members, the IoD is one of New Zealand’s most influential professional bodies.

Reporting to the National Manager – Branches and working closely with the Branch Chair and Branch Committee, the Wellington Branch Manager will lead and execute highly engaging events and activities that support and add value to the membership of emerging and current directors.  Utilising the strengths of your branch committee, your focus will be on delivery of the branch annual plan and working with speakers, sponsors and partners to bring networking and learning opportunities to the members.

Your background will ideally have experience in a similar role in a membership organisation. You will need a positive and dynamic approach and have the ability to understand and deliver to differing levels of membership. Experience in managing a budget will be required.

 You will have excellent influencing skills and judgement, be flexible in your approach and able to work with pace and accuracy. Your communication, both written and presentation skills will be exceptional.

The position will require you to be able to work hours outside a standard week to facilitate and attend events and committee meetings as required. 

This is a great role to interact with senior governance professionals both as existing and prospective members. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  9 January 2018

APPLY OR VIEW THE POSITION DESCRIPTION:  www.jacksonstone.co.nz

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Lindsay Jackson or Claire Dowling on 04 550 8000

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Receptionist

  • Grow your administrative skills in a professional evolving business
  • Be the face of the organisation
  • Be part of a professional and fun team culture

Our team is growing!  We are looking for a Receptionist to provide exceptional client service and administrative support across the wider business.

About the organisation

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a membership-based organisation committed to raising the standard of governance in all areas of New Zealand business and society. The IoD promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors’ interests and facilitates their professional development through a range of services and governance courses.  With a vibrant branch structure and over 8500 members, the IoD is one of New Zealand’s most influential professional bodies.

About the role

As the Receptionist you will provide reception service and support to members, clients and employees in person, by email and by telephone.   You will also provide administrative support to the business functions within the IoD.

This is a broad and varied role where you will be responsible for providing administrative support for:

  • Managing reception and being the first point of contact for managing queries or referring calls and emails, as well as assisting members using the meeting facilities. 
  • Managing meeting facilities including booking, invoicing, catering and gifts for meetings and functions held at the IoD
  • Managing office administration, including the smooth running of the building, office facilities and equipment, and liaising with suppliers and contractors. 
  • Assist the Finance team with accounts and statement mail outs, processing payments and responding to general enquires
  • Assisting the Membership Team and wider teams with administration support as required.

About the Person

To be successful in this role you will have a front of house reception and administration experience, be well presented and professional, have confidence working with clients and an eager eye for detail.  You will have:

  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build exceptional relationships in the workplace and enjoy working co-operatively with team members.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and strong multi-tasking abilities. 
  • Strong abilities in MSword, MSExcel and navigating the web.
  • A friendly approachable manner backed with the confidence and resilience to self-manage conflicting priorities with ease.

If you have a passion for excellence in your work and are ready for a broader administrative position that offers the flexibility for you to grow in a professional evolving business environment - apply with your CV and cover letter by Friday 15th of December 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact us at recruitment@iod.org.nz

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BoardRoom Editor

  • Industry leading membership organisation
  • Business and governance focus
  • Strong writing and editorial skills needed

Have you been considering a move away from Journalism? This is an exciting in-house editorial role with a renowned membership organisation.

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents the interests of directors and facilitates their professional development through education and training. It is a membership organisation of approximately 8,500 individuals representing the spectrum of New Zealand enterprise.

A key part of the organisations drive to promote excellence in governance is their bi-monthly membership publication ‘boardroom’. Reporting to the Manager Communications you will work as part of a high-performing team as the Publication Editor. This is a busy role that will require you to have strong editorial instincts, excellent attention to detail and project management skills.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Write, produce, edit and proof the bi-monthly magazine, boardroom.
  • Work collaboratively across the organisation and with members to develop content strategy
  • Write and edit articles that effectively support the IoD’s overarching brand objectives and positioning.
  • Write and produce internal communications material.
  • Develop and manage relationships with advertisers to achieve advertising sales revenue targets.
  • Manage relationships with sponsors to ensure alignment of content with IoD’s wider objectives.

To be successful in this role, you will present with exceptional written communications skills with the ability to identify stories and content that resonates with your target audiences. This is a busy role that will require strong stakeholder and relationship management skills combined with the ability to effectively monitor and manage internal and external partners including design, print, sponsors, members and the IoD leadership group.

This is a rare opportunity to work for a progressive and innovative organisation where you will have ownership over the production of a magazine that is read and enjoyed by some of New Zealand’s most influential citizens.

To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@iod.org.nz or please contact Kylie McGillivray on 04 471 9700 or Kylie.McGillivray@robertwalters.co.nz

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this opportunity.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.

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General Manager - Brand, Marketing and Communications

  • Join an inspirational new CEO changing the face of the organisation
  • Drive strategic direction and market transformation
  • Shape a modern, fresh and engaging voice for the IoD

Short Summary
It’s pretty exciting around here; we’re changing boundaries and evolving commercial models. It’s time for a modernised voice to engage with the Director of today.

About the organisation
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a membership-based organisation committed to raising the standard of governance in all areas of New Zealand business and society. The IoD promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors' interests and facilitates their professional development through a range of services and governance courses.  With a vibrant branch structure and over 8500 members, the IoD is one of New Zealand's most influential professional bodies.

About the role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, as the General Manager - Brand, Marketing and Communications you will be a crucial member of the IoD leadership team and will lead and drive the brand, marketing and communications function.  You will be responsible for:

  • All strategic marketing, communications, sponsorship and branding activity
  • Shaping a modernised voice that truly engages with the Director of today
  • Leadership of the marketing and communication team
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the IoD strategic and business development planning 
  • Making a valuable contribution and sharing new ideas with the senior leadership team
  •  Applying an innovative approach to branding, internal and external communications, digital systems and structures, while protecting the IoD’s heritage

About the Person
With a robust background in brand management, marketing and communications  (including media, content publications and digital)  you will also:

  • Have several years general management experience reporting to a CEO
  • Have integrity, credibility and influence contributing to a Senior leadership team  
  • Hold a Tertiary qualification (preferably in Marketing and Communications)
  • Be a strategic and innovative thinker offering collaborative and inspirational leadership.

The IoD will provide you with a strong collaborative and performance driven culture, where you can

thrive in a successful and growing environment.  You will benefit from working with a fresh thinking, engaging CEO in an environment that supports change and innovation.

If you are ready to challenge the norm and bring innovative thinking to the Senior Leadership team apply with your CV and cover letter by Friday 8th December 2017. If you have any queries, please contact Nicola van Heerden at nicola@kin.co.nz or 029 770 7936

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