Youth Council

Jersey NZ maintains a number of programmes for youth members.

Members of the Youth Council:

  • Philip Brewster – Ngatea, Thames Valley
  • Paul Edwards – Canterbury
  • Colin Hickey – Waiterimu, Huntly
  • Melissa Stephen – Hamilton
  • Euan Reeve – Waitomo
  • James Wallace – Dargaville
  • PURPOSE
    • Provide training in Directorship
    • Develop Strategic Plan for the youth of JNZ
    • Facilitate succession planning
  • PROCEDURE
    • Potential applicants to apply in writing using the appropriate form
    • Applicants to be 20-40 yrs
    • Applicants will be interviewed and a maximum of five appointed
    • Interviewing panel to consist of two JNZ directors and the Youth Co-ordinator
    • Term of office to be three years
    • One JNZ Director to attend meetings in an advisory role
    • Youth Coordinator to facilitate training and attend meetings in advisory role
  • STRUCTURE - RUN AS A THREE YEAR ROLLING CYCLE

    A: First year:

    • Each Youth Council Director will be appointed a mentor to be introduced on the first day’s training. Role of Mentor and mentee will be covered.
    • In the first six months (the training period) the Youth Council will meet three times for training and to write the strategic plan for the Youth.
    • Training sessions to include:
      Role of Boards (the Youth Council) Board Protocols Meeting Procedure Governance vs Management Strategic Planning The final draft will be presented to the JNZ Council for final approval/adoption.

    B: Second year:

    • The Youth Council will meet four times a year and function to conduct the business of implementing the strategic plan for the youth of JNZ.
    • In October a further five Trainee Youth Council Directors will be appointed (after interviews) for the following year. They will begin their first year which will overlap with the third year.

    C: Third year:

    • New intake begins training.
    • The existing Youth Council continues with the business of implementing the strategic plan.

    D: Forth year:

    • Second intake of Youth Council begins and First intake resigns.
    • First intake are assisted with CV writing and applications for other directorships if interested.
  • HOW TO APPLY