Board Opportunity

Do you have a passion for education and skills, and want to help drive change in your community? If so then you may be just the person we need to join our board of trustees.

COMET Auckland is a Council Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council, and also an independent Charitable Trust. Our mission is to drive systems change to make education and skills more effective and equitable across Auckland.

As a charitable trust and CCO of Auckland Council, we are uniquely placed to drive systems change because we are the only Auckland-based organisation that takes a cross-sector, helicopter view of our education and skills system and that can focus long-term on the learning-related goals and targets in the Auckland Plan.

This means we can identify the most pressing gaps and opportunities and bring the right people together across education, business, community and government to design, advocate and incubate actions that harness education to drive Auckland’s economic and social development.

How to respond - in the first instance register online and follow up with a CV and cover letter by April 6th.


To balance skills across the board, we are especially keen to hear from you if you have one or more of the following skills:
• Expertise in finance and/or accounting
• Strong connections and understanding of Auckland’s Māori communities (Mana Whenua and/or Mataawaka)
• Knowledge and connections in the early childhood or schooling sectors
In addition, all our board members need to have the following skills and attributes:
• Have a passion for education and skills in Auckland, especially for areas of high education need
• Be a respected as a leader in your field
• Have strong networks with educators and/or business and/or local/national government in Auckland
• Live and work in the Auckland Council area

Time commitment:

The COMET Auckland board meets eight times a year: Regular board meetings on the last Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December, from 4-30pm to around 6pm; a stakeholder consultation meeting in May; and an AGM in October.

Board members receive meeting papers in advance of each meeting, and are expected to come prepared, and to contribute to discussions from their diverse expertise. At times there are also opportunities to have input on submissions or project plans.

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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