SECRETARY of Te Ao Māramatanga- New Zealand College of Mental Health Nursing

For members who are still interested in participating at a College Board level in the role of College Secretary, you should send in a letter expressing an interest in this role. Whilst we did not receive any nominations the board is able to co-opt a member onto the Board. 

The role and responsibilities of the SECRETARY as noted in our current Constitution (p.9) are as follows:


15.1                  The secretary shall:

15.1.1               notify the membership of all meetings they are entitled to attend;

15.1.2               keep an accurate record of all meetings, and the business transacted thereat; and at times delegate to College Administrator

15.1.3               act as returning officer at all elections;

15.1.4               do such other things and acts in keeping with the role of secretary which the Board may from time to time require.

This is a voluntary role working alongside other Board members

You would be required to attend monthly Board meetings by Zoom or phone on a Monday evening for 1-1.5hrs (7pm to 8.30pm).  For this meeting you would be responsible for assisting the President and Kaiwhakahaere with the agenda that is sent out the week prior to the meeting and for taking the minutes. You would take the lead on ensuring that the minutes and agendas are saved within the College filing system and are available for auditing purposes.

You would take the lead on the process to elect Board members and in overseeing the activities involved with the College AGM.

You would work closely with the College Executive Assistant and College Manager (yet to be appointed).

You would be fully funded to attend the biennial College conference and Wananga.

As a Board member you will have the opportunity to contribute to other projects and activities. 

You would need to have your own computer/laptop and cell-phone.  

The time commitment needed to fulfil this role is on average around 2hrs a week.

So, if you have the time and passion to support the profession of mental health, addiction and disability nursing, a great sense of humour, leadership capability, great organisational skills, attention to detail,  the ability to develop and sustain effective relationships with key stakeholders that will further enable the College to better meet their objectives and you want to part of leading the College into the future then please send your letter of interest to the College President,

Expressions of interest close Friday 17th October 2020.