Abbeyfield Dunedin


BOARDS / COMMITTEES - Committee Member

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Committee members contribute to and oversee all aspects of the running of Abbeyfield Dunedin, a small (9 en suite rooms), not for profit retirement home for active and independent seniors. Whilst each Committee member has a portfolio, such as Volunteer Coordination, Grant Applications, Fund Raising, House Maintenance etc, all contribute to policy formation through Committee meetings. Abbeyfield Dunedin has two Committees - the Executive Committee which oversees governance (statutory requirements, liaison with Abbeyfield New Zealand and other external bodies, financial oversight etc, and the House Committee which oversees the day to day running of the House e.g. maintenance, resident liaison, admissions, community events. The Executive Committee meets once every two months and the House Committee meets monthly. In between meetings Committee members follow up on decisions taken at the meetings. There are also more social events where Committee members meet with the residents.


Watch our video https://youtu.be/TcA9qhJBfJQ for an introduction to Abbeyfield Dunedin and check our website www.abbeyfield.org.nz for more information

SKILLS REQUIRED

Experience in committee work would be a definite advantage. Equally important are the personal qualities of being highly reliable, dependable and being highly organised. Following through with commitments and completing tasks on time is really important. Appreciating that volunteer work still requires a high degree of professionalism is also important. Although this is by no means essential, a background in legal work would compliment the current Committee make-up at this time.

LOCATION

Currently meetings take place at the Abbeyfield House in Wakari and also at St Margarets' College on the University campus.

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Positions are currently available for an immediate start.

DRESS CODE

Casual

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Those interested are invited to meet with the Chair to find out more about the role and to discuss their participation in further detail. With mutual agreement, potential committee members are invited to attend a few Committee meetings to experience committee work first hand before being formally seconded onto a committee

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Volunteers will be interviewed. It is not required for volunteers to provided referees, but they may choose to provide referee contact details.

SKILLS THAT CAN GAINED FROM THIS ROLE

The satisfaction of supporting independent seniors in a not for profit retirement community. Organisational , communication and committee skills will also be honed, as will the skills pertains to the portfolio that committee members take on.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day