The Taupō Business Chamber is the independent voice of business in the Taupō district.  As a board, we have a strong commitment to growing our future business leaders and wish to pass on our skills and passion to an emerging leader.

Governance plays an important role in the leadership lifecycle.  It is a way to lift our gaze from the day to day running of our businesses and a way to make a greater community contribution.  It is a way to make a positive change for businesses as a community rather than just one person at a time.

Working at a board level with the Chamber team, the successful applicant will be able advocate to council as the only independent voice of business on behalf of our members, have a strong confidentiality ethic, build strong and lasting relationships with a huge range of people within the district and most importantly, help build success and business acumen in others around them.

The intern will be a young leader (within the first 10 years of career) currently working in the Taupō district, either employed or self-employed.  The successful applicant with serve for 12 months as a non-voting member of the Taupō Chamber and participate fully in every aspect of the board.  This could be split into two 6 month tenures if multiple suitable applicants are selected.  The applicant will need an interest in governance, a passion for making the boat go faster and the ability to work with a range of people and personalities. We’re proud to have gender equality on our current board and that we encourage applications from anyone interested in broadening business horizons and improve the business acumen of the District. 

The intern will be expected to attend monthly board meetings, monthly networking events and undertake subcommittee duties when required.  The time commitment is estimated to be around 6 hours a month at this stage.  This may vary depending on project involvement.

A detailed Position Description can be found here.

Send your applications to:

Applications must be received by 7th December 2018 and include:

  1. Current CV
  2. Any other previous experience in volunteer / business organisations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  4. Examples demonstrating the ability to work in a collaborative approach.
  5. Elaborate on some of the key issues facing local businesses with a solution focus.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to network and engage with a range of people.