Vector Group Charitable Trust is a youth and community trust based in the heart of Te Puke.

We are a magnet for youth, active and creative individuals and people who appreciate building relationship, creative projects, fun events and similar interest groups.

We are edgy, unpretentious and non-institutionalised and we believe that creative development and experiences engage and connect people so that they benefit from social cohesiveness, well-being and personal growth.

Vector Group Charitable Trust has a working board supporting the vision of “Building a Sense of Place”.

Vision: A community where diversity is celebrated and every person feels included.

Mission: To create opportunities for ALL people to genuinely connect with each other.

Strategic Programmes and Services:

Youth Development and Engagement

  1. Community Activities and Engagement
  2. Information Sharing
  3. Supporting “Shared-Identity” Communities
  4. Creative Projects that Enable Self-Expression

Potential trustees need to be hands on, committed, dedicated to making this happen.

We are interested to hear from you and will be looking at filling the vacancies in early 2019.

 Vector Group Charitable Trust Board of Trustees – Position description

Reports to: Chair of the Board

Responsible for: Effective governance of the organisation


  • An interest in creativity and an understanding of how arts, diversity and culture contribute to healthy development and engaging inclusive communities.
  • Relationships and networks in the wider business, specialist, philanthropy and/or art and culture sector
  • Visionary and strategic thinking
  • Governance experience or willing to upskill
  • Understanding or experience of not for profit governance, social enterprise and business acumen
  • Ability to work collaboratively and for the interest of Te Puke Youth and Community members
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi), local government environment and public accountability
  • Effective communication skills and negotiation skills

This is a volunteer position.
Vector Group Charitable Trust is a Charitable Trust.