NZSL Board appointments 2018 upcoming nominations

Nominations for five of the ten positions on the NZSL Board will open on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The NZSL Board’s Terms of Reference is the document that outlines how the Board is set up and operates. The Terms of Reference states that the Board will have up to ten members and that members are appointed for a 3-year term. However, when the NZSL Board was first established half of the members were appointed for a 4-year term (Victoria Manning, Bridget Ferguson, Lee Bullivant, Richard Peri, Rachel McKee). For the other five members their term is now up (Chris Blum, Kirsten Smiler, Sara Pivac Alexander, Josje Lejiveld, Shona Jones).

This is an opportunity for new people to join the NZSL Board.

Nominations for five of the ten positions on the NZSL Board will open on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The NZSL Board is responsible for maintaining and promoting the use of NZSL and providing expert advice to government and the community on NZSL.

The NZSL Board members are required to have certain skills outlined in the Terms of Reference, such as members are all required to be fluent NZSL users, with the majority being Deaf NZSL users. The NZSL Board members appointed also need to represent the diversity of the Deaf community and NZSL users.

The new NZSL Board appointments will take effect no later than Wednesday 1 August.

Information about the NZSL Board and how to make a nomination will be available on the Office for Disability Issues website from Thursday 26 April 2018. This video is to let you know it’s coming.

For more information about the NZSL Board including the Terms of Reference visit www.odi.govt.nz/nzsl/about-board.

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