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Kia kotahi te hoe – we work together with the community in mind - it is an exciting time to join the team.

Foundation North’s vision is Enhanced Lives. We seek to do this in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau by being responsive to changing community aspirations and needs, focusing our mahi for greater impact. We provide around $40 million in funding support each year, to enable not-for-profit initiatives large and small to respond to the needs of their communities now and for generations to come.

Our team

Open vacancies

  • Head of Investments and Finance
    Stakeholders expect the Foundation to invest responsibly, including integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors with regard to the impact on society and the planet into investment decision-making and ownership practices. An impact investment fund has been established.

    As Head of Investment and Finance, you will be reporting to the CEO, and as part of the leadership team, you are charged with delivering the organisation’s strategy. The role holds three core functions:

    • Investment management, monitoring, and development working closely with the Board of trustees, its subcommittees and external advisors. 
    • Management of the finance function, including financial reporting, disclosure requirements, management reporting, audit, budgeting, and tax. 
    • Leadership of a small but highly skilled Investment and Finance team and monitoring the performance of external suppliers of service, particularly the Asset Consultant and Custodian.

    Investment related functions will be a larger share of the role. You will be responsible for supporting the Board on good investment governance and ensuring internal investment operations are sound. This includes overseeing the review of and adherence to the SIPO (Statement of Investment Policies and Objectives), including overall portfolio strategic planning and asset allocation in conjunction with an external Asset Consultant.

    Please apply online ( or contact Claire Ellis at or 09 300 6792 to discuss.
  • Funding Assessor
    • Full time, one-year, parental leave cover
    • Ideally based in Auckland or Northland, but we are open to applicants based elsewhere who have good knowledge of these regions

    This is a great opportunity for a critical thinker with exemplary written and verbal communication skills to join our assessment team for one year, covering parental leave.

    As a Funding Assessor, your key role is to assess requests for funding across Foundation North’s funding programmes, and make recommendations that align with our focus areas. You will have a keen eye for detail, set high standards for your work and be able to complete work to set timeframes.

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