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Financial Champion


Abbeyfield Wanaka


Committee & Board




Wānaka, Hāwea

Abbeyfield was established in Aotearoa in 1992 and its housing model is tried and tested internationally. There are currently 14 Abbeyfield houses in New Zealand providing a home to 161 residents. Abbeyfield houses are also an affordable option for people with limited assets and income.

There are many people whose housing options in retirement are limited in Wanaka. In a 2023 survey of over 65s in Wanaka a definite need was proven. So, in late 2023 a steering committee of five was established. They are now seeking someone to help with the next stage – raising funds to build the house.

The other five members of the committee bring skills/experience in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Local Council Representative
  • Qualified Social worker (Elderly specialist)
  • Qualified Nurse with Care Home experience
  • Researcher in later life and wellbeing

The Financial Champion entails:

  • Financial Accounts and accountability as required by a Registered Charity
  • Taking the role of Treasurer on the steering committee and later incorporated society
  • Attending steering group meetings (roughly once a month)
  • Being the front face of financial accountability to the committee
  • Collaborating and communicating well with others to ensure a successful result

The whole project will take 3-4 years so forward planning will be important. A full induction on the steering group rules and operations will be provided. You will also have a certain level of autonomy to apply your input and expertise to complement the existing skills in the committee. This role will be pivotal in achieving the project goals and ensuring compliance within a charitable organisational structure .


Ideally you are:

  • a current or former accountant
  • passionate about providing a home for seniors
  • have had some previous experience in working within finance in a charity
  • enjoy working with a group of driven individuals to achieve a common goal

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • As you deem required plus 1 monthly committee meeting
  • Committee Meetings are Tuesday or Thursday once a month at 10am or 2pm for approx 75 minutes.

Please get in touch via the form below if you are interested or if you have further questions about the role.

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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