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Kahu Youth Trust


Committee & Board





Kahu Youth provides advocacy, activities and a fun, safe environment for young people aged 11 to 24 in the Upper Clutha Region. They engage with rangatahi by involving them in productive educational and fun activities, events and programs so they can connect to the wider community and continue to build life skills, increase self-esteem and confidence.

Members of the board oversee the governance of Kahu Youth Trust, and provide guidance to the Operations Director to ensure the organisation delivers on its business plan, funding obligations and strategic vision of:

  • Enabling young people to achieve positive outcomes for themselves by providing support and advocacy
  • Arranging for services for young people, including the employment and resources of youth workers.
  • Promoting change in social structures and community attitudes that impact positively on young people.
  • Promoting improvements in the mental, physical, psychological or cultural wellbeing of young people

Along with a passion for the above objectives, every Trustee brings something uniquely valuable to the overall culture of the board. The ideal person would have skills or attributes in one or more of the following areas:

  • Youth Services, Education or Development, or Child Protection
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Health and Safety
  • Governance
  • General Administration
  • Law
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Human Resources

We particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic communities, tangata whenua, younger members of the community, individuals with a disability, the LGBTIQ community.


Ideal applicants will have;

  • A willingness to commit time and effort to meeting the aims and aspirations of Kahu Youth Trust
  • Knowledge and / or experience of working within the Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Governance or committee experience
  • Experience in leadership, strategic thinking and problem solving
  • A team player
  • Demonstrated experience and /or skills to a high standard
  • Demonstrated ability to participate cooperatively in a team with a range of different people
  • An understanding of the Sector and related issues
  • Integrity and standing in the community

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Expectations of board members

  1. The role is voluntary (ie. no meeting fees payable)
  2. Attend monthly meetings (some on Zoom, some face-to-face) and undertake action items as required.
  3. Ongoing communication via email, with other Board members and the Operations Director.
  4. Advocate and promote the work of Kahu Youth Trust locally and regionally.
  5. Every Trustee should contribute something unique and of value to the overall culture and vision of the board.
  6. Trustees should be familiar with their duties as specified in the Trusts Act 2019 and should act in accordance with those, and the rules as specified in the Trust Deed. Trustees will at all times act in good faith and in the Trust’s best interests and take reasonable care in exercising their duties.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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