Seeking Board Members

Community board members wanted

Are you wanting to use your professional skills to support meaningful kaupapa in our community? We’re after new people to join the Anamata board of trustees.

If Anamata’s mission of enabling young people and their whanau to lead vibrant and healthy lives resonates, and you can live our values, then we want you!

Te Aroha: Empathy
                Wakaute: Respect
                Whakamana: Empowerment
                Mahi Tahi: Team work
                Whaiaro Tipu: Personal Growth
                Whakawhirinaki: Trust
                Manaaakitanga: Blessing

Whether this will be your first time serving on a community board, you’re a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between, we encourage you to apply. We’re seeking applicants from all backgrounds and abilities to reflect the diversity of our patients.

For the right person, there is the opportunity to progress to the leadership role of board chair – with professional mentoring sessions and training provided.

Anamata’s voluntary board members provide strategic leadership and oversee Anamata in its tasks providing a range of accessible, youth-friendly health and social services to rangatahi. You’ll be involved in:  

  • Setting the goals for the organisation
  • Overseeing finance and human resources management plans
  • Reviewing activity and progress against the plans
  • Govern, not manage
  • Signing off annual budgets and strategic plans
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Ensuring the board acts effectively
  • Appointing the chief executive (when required)

Time commitment:

  • Anamata’s board members meet once per month, typically on the third Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7.30pm from February to November
  • Board papers are sent out for you to review one week prior to meetings
  • From time to time, there may be some additional mahi required outside of meetings (subject to your availability) 


About Anamata

Anamata is a charitable trust which has operated for over 30 years in Taupō and Tūrangi. We provide a range of accessible, youth-friendly health and social services at little or no cost to rangatahi —  such as sexual and reproductive health care, general health checks, mental health support, and creating safe spaces for rainbow young people. Our board of trustees is made up of six community members, from a range backgrounds including education, health, research, communications, and not-for-profit governance. We have a team of 15 staff including nurses, doctors, mental health practitioners, a psychologist, youth workers, two administrators, and the chief executive.

If you’d like to apply send your details and expression of interest to