Trustee - Auckland Airport Community Trust

Date: 17-Nov-2021

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Demonstrate your strong connection to and passion for South Auckland
  • Help determine how grants are awarded to support communities living in noise-affected areas
  • Bolster your governance portfolio while making a real difference to communities in need


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
The Auckland Airport Community Trust is an Auckland Council and Auckland Airport joint entity that supports communities in noise-affected areas around Auckland Airport. The Trust’s main role is to disperse the Aircraft Noise Mitigation Fund, which assists those living and working in the Auckland Airport’s Aircraft Noise Notification Area. This fund provides partial offset for the environmental effects of aircraft noise by providing enhanced cultural, recreational, educational, vocational, and other opportunities and facilities to affected residents.


As a Trustee, you would be responsible for helping to determine how grants are awarded to support the communities living in current and projected noise-affected areas. Priority is given to projects or programmes that support learning opportunities for children and young people, improve the health & well-being of the community, support inclusiveness, promote diversity and bring people together.


He kōrero mōu: About you
You will have the motivation and time to pursue Trustee duties alongside a range of skills and sector experience, including not for profit governance experience. 
As well as a strong connection to and passion for the South Auckland communities in the affected areas, you will have a proven ability to challenge ideas and contribute to the Board constructively. Additionally, experience with education, literacy and financial literacy programmes would be beneficial.


We are trying to make Auckland a place we can all be proud of while reflecting our community from within Auckland Council and the entities we support. We value diversity and need people from all backgrounds and swaths of life to help build the future of Auckland. Our appointments are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for improving Auckland as a place to live.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer 
Although this opportunity is voluntary, you will contribute to Auckland by helping to bring communities together as well as supporting worthy local community outcomes that are not readily achievable without the Trust’s funding.

Please indicate your interest in this opportunity by applying on our website with a CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested and how you meet the role’s criteria. For a confidential discussion, please contact Howard Chaffey Ph: 021 583 769 Email: howard.chaffey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Expressions of interest close on Sunday, 5 December 2021. The length of appointment is for three years (with the possibility of reappointment up to a total of nine years). The term will start with the first meeting on 8 February 2022. 


This position will be subject to pre-employment and background checks. You are also required to give a conflict of interest declaration. 

Applications close: Sunday, 5 December 2021.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.