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APPLICATIONS CLOSED – Emerging Leader Trustee of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust, Te Tautiaki Hoiho


The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is happy to announce a search for an Emerging Leader to serve on the Trust Board. You will be a full voting and participating trustee on a special one-year term from the date of appointment.

Our goal is to bring a fresh and different perspective to our Board and its work on behalf of penguins, plants, and people.  We also seek to encourage and mentor the next generation of leaders in our community.  We are committed to offering training, orientation, and support to make this Trustee successful in their term.

Applying for the Emerging Leader Trustee Position:

  1. Review ELIGIBILITY, PREPARING TO APPLY and COMMITMENT information below.
  2. Submit your Application Form, resume, and a cover letter by Friday 13th May
  3. Email or call the Office on 03 479 0011 for more information.
  4. Interview—top candidate(s) will be contacted for an interview with staff and current trustee.


For the term of the Emerging Leader, applicants must be 18 – 25 years old on 01 October, 2021.  Prospective candidates must be committed to the mission and goals of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust.


We expect the Emerging Leader Trustee to be a competitive application process. Before applying, it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust. Background information is attached in the ‘Information for Emerging Leader Trustee’.  Additional information is available through the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust website and Facebook.


Board commitment: Trust Boards provide serious and necessary oversight and support to their organisations, and trustees have legal obligations to help fulfill these duties.  The Emerging Leader Trustee will be appointed to serve a 1-year term as a full voting member on the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust.   The Emerging Leader is expected to fulfill the duties of a regular Trustee (see the ‘Information for Emerging Leader Trustee’ for these details).

Staff and Board Trustees are committed to supporting the positive development of leadership skills and knowledge in the Emerging Leader Trustee.  Additional training, meeting, and mentoring will be offered to ensure the Emerging Leader is prepared and supported for a successful term of service.


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