Expressions of Interest for the Office for Disability Issue's Nominations Database

The Government wants to increase the membership diversity of governance and advisory groups. As part of the Office for Disability Issue's role to help facilitate effective working relationships between disabled people, the disability sector and government agencies, it has set up this nominations database to further this aim.

It is important for disabled people to be represented on governance and advisory groups, including State sector boards and committees, to provide a disability perspective. Boards work best when there is diversity of skills, expertise, backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking around the table. The ODI is often asked by appointing agencies to nominate disabled people for governance and advisory positions, as part of its work in the sector and has set up this Expressions of Interest Database to gather information to identify possible suitable candidates.

The purpose of this survey is to collect Expressions of Interest (EOI) from disabled people with relevant skills and experience, who want to be considered for nominations for governance and advisory positions on state sector boards and committees. This is an opportunity to increase the representation of disabled people on state sector boards and committees, to better reflect the diversity of New Zealand.

Introduction to the Expressions of Interest Survey for the Nominations Database - in NZSL on Youtube

Important information

Before you complete the Survey, please note:

• This survey has been developed in consultation with the Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO) Coalition.

• This survey does not guarantee a governance or advisory position automatically.  This is the first step to gaining a position.

• The information you provide us will only be used for nominations to boards and committees, in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982.

• The personal information will be stored in accordance with the Survey Monkey Privacy Policy , and the Privacy Act 1993

• There are 25 questions to complete. The time it takes to complete this survey will be different for everyone, depending on the level of support required, it should take between 20 and 90 minutes.

• Please note that the SurveyMonkey website will only allow you to save the survey once. Contact odi@msd.govt.nz if you need assistance

 

Important information about the Expressions of Interest Survey for the ODI's Nominations Database - in NZSL on Youtube

 Complete the survey by following this link

If you have any questions not covered on this page, please email odi@msd.govt.nz or by phone or text to 029 495 0010.

Information about the Expressions of Interest Survey for the Nominations Database in alternative formats

ODI Expressions of Interest Survey for the Nominations Database -  Large Print version in Word [DOC, 173 KB]

ODI Expressions of Interest Survey for the Nominatiins Database - PDF version [PDF, 210 KB]

 

Glossary of terms used in the survey

Appointing agency means the agency requesting nominations from the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) for governance or advisory positions.

Applicant means the disabled person wanting to be nominated for governance and/or advisory positions. See above for more detail about who can complete this survey.

Expression of Interest (EOI) is this survey, where a disabled person with governance experience indicates they are interested in being nominated for governance or advisory positions and gives information for this purpose.

Governance positions are positions on state sector boards and committees, where you give help to govern. For example, being a member on a board.

Advisory positions are positions on state sector boards and committees, where you give your advice. For example, being on a working group or an advisory group. Click here to view a list of state sector boards and committees.

Nominations Database is a place where information about applicants could be stored, that has a way of searching on required criteria for the purpose of nominating suitable applicants for governance and advisory positions.

Nominations Service means the process of recommending people to appointing agenc(ies), for the purpose of that agency improving the diversity of their governance and advisory boards, committees and groups. You can read more about this on our website.

Expressions of Interest Survey for the ODI Nominations Database: Glossary of Terms in NZSL on Youtube

 

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