Associate Director Vacancy

Associate Director

Time to take the leap in your governance journey

As a cooperative owned by 18,000 farming families we feel we have a responsibility to play our part in nurturing and growing future leaders for the primary sector. As such we are introducing an associate director role to assist in this leadership development.

Associate Director Vacancy

We are offering a development opportunity for a passionate individual who wants to grow their knowledge and experience in one of New Zealand’s leading primary sector organisations.

We are inviting applications for an Associate Director to join our Ballance Board of Directors for a 15-month term.

As a New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative we love the land as much as you do. We are committed to farming more productively, profitably and sustainably and to working alongside our customers and communities to create a strong sustainable future for all New Zealanders. We’re committed to working alongside our communities and customers to create a strong, sustainable future for all New Zealanders.

The Opportunity

As a Ballance shareholder, this role offers a launching pad to begin your career in primary sector governance. You will contribute equally in all Board discussions but will hold no voting rights on Board decisions. The position is voluntary (unpaid) however travel and accommodation for Board meetings is provided.

We offer a supportive environment and are focused on helping you grow your knowledge and understanding of good governance practice. We provide a full induction into the role, along with training and coaching to support you to achieve your career objectives.

Candidates are expected to have a strong interest in governance and be looking to kick start their directorship journey.

We are looking for the following attributes:

  • An active Ballance shareholder
  • A team player with the ability to disseminate a wide range of views
  • An independent thinker who actively contributes ideas
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated experience in community leadership or active involvement in their community
  • Governance training is preferred, but not essential

If you are motivated and enthusiastic, and have a vision for a successful and progressive rural sector, come and make your place with us - "Together, creating the best soil and feed on Earth". It’s a big ambition, but we can't think of a better one for the good of our customers and our country.

Your CV and cover letter should be submitted to the email address below no later than 23 May 2021.