By NZISM Secretary
The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is New Zealand’s leading professional membership association for health and safety practitioners and professionals. With approximately 2,000 members across 14 branches throughout New Zealand, our purpose is to influence better health and safety outcomes at work.
We believe the health and safety profession has much to offer the Boardroom and we want to see more of our peers working at this level across organisations in New Zealand. With this in mind we are looking to provide an NZISM accredited member with the opportunity to gain experience within the NZISM Board via an intern appointment for a term of one year.
The successful intern will be serious about a career in, or working with, governance and be able to show they are undertaking independent steps to progress to a Director role. Accepted evidence will be membership to the Institute of Directors (IoD) and/or continuing professional development focused on leadership/Director level subject matters. You MUST be an accredited NZISM member, either a Practitioner, Professional, Certified Professional, or Certified Fellow.
This internship will suit someone beginning their governance career, who would like to develop their skills within a supportive and encouraging environment and who has set a clear career path focused on the journey to the Boardroom. This role provides the opportunity to work with some of the industry's most respected, senior professionals.
We know increasing the health and safety knowledge and capability of those sitting at the Board table will enhance the health, safety, and wellbeing of New Zealand workplaces. Having the right skills to know how to engage with directors will increase the influence that our members can have at this important level.
In addition to attending board meetings you will be mentored by one of our directors and funded to attend an IoD one day course of your choice.
If this opportunity excites you, please submit a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm Wed 25th August.
Thank you for joining the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) network.
We hold various online and face-to-face events throughout the year and if one occurs near you, we would love to meet you in person.
LinkedIn - Please make sure you join our LinkedIn group to stay connected and on top of our planned webinars and events. We encourage you to post anything in the WISE group page that you think other network members would find useful or inspiring. Please don't be shy. The more we reach out, the more we connect with each other, and the more we can help each other on our journeys.
We might send you the occasional email but our web page on the NZISM website is always the best place to go for an overview of what's coming up in the WISE calendar.
Margaret van Schaik