Want to be a PCANZ representative on the Board of CWS? Applications close 24 Feb 2023

Christian World Service (CWS) is the aid and development agency of the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, and the Society of Friends. CWS is seeking nominations for a new PCANZ representative on their Board. This is a voluntary position open to members of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

CWS is seeking nominations for a new PCANZ representative on their Board. They are looking for a candidate who will have some of the following attributes:
• International Development knowledge and experience
• Belief in and respect for CWS theological perspective, its history and ecumenical nature
• Comprehensive understanding of governance
• Understanding of strategic planning and policy development
• NGO or business experience
• Financial management and planning expertise.

  • Key influencer in your church networks, preferably at a national level.

The CWS Board meets at least six times per year with two of these meetings usually being in person. The in person meetings are held on a Saturday, in Auckland or Christchurch. Board members are all volunteers; however, travel and accommodation costs are met by CWS for the face-to-face. The remainder of the meetings, held via zoom, are generally about 2 hours long and currently held from 7:30pm – 9:30pm on a Thursday evening.
The PCANZ will select a maximum of three candidates to be referred to the CWS Board. They will interviewed by a panel made up of the CWS Board Chair, National Director and other Board members. Referees will be contacted following the interviews. After this process the Chair of the Board will make a recommendation to the Board of the preferred candidate. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted to inform them of the outcome.
If you are interested in applying for this voluntary role you are invited to send a covering letter and CV including the names of two referees to Global Mission Director Phil King. The covering letter should outline why you want to be on the Board and the skills and experience you will bring.
To apply or to request more information:

Email phil@presbyterian.org.nz or call Phil King on 0212506467
Closing date for applications: February 24 2023.