Vacancies on Wellington City Council’s Accessibility Advisory Group

Can you offer advise on Wellington's accessibility?

Wellington City Council’s Accessibility Advisory Group is seeking a new member. The group is made up of nine community members and is supported by a designated City Councillor. 

The role of the group is to raise awareness and understanding of disability and accessibility issues for the Council. The group provides the Council with relevant information, advice, and feedback on specific Council projects and policy development to help the Council understand accessibility issues.

You are eligible to join the group if:

  • you live in Wellington City; and
  • have a disability or have experience living with someone who has a disability; and
  • are able to represent a wide range of accessibility interests, and you have a broad knowledge of issues affecting people’s quality of life; and
  • can think issues through logically and contribute effectively to strategic discussions.

The role includes attending formal monthly meetings at Council offices at Tahiwa 113 The Terrace. Meetings run from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Members do receive an allowance for attending these meetings. Some additional meetings between group members may at times be necessary.

How to apply

If you are interested in being involved with the group please apply in writing outlining why you believe you would be a good candidate.

A formal CV is preferred but not required, however, please feel free to describe any community work you have done or are involved with. Please also provide the names of two referees and their contact details.

Applications are open from 5 September 2019 and close by 5pm 19 September 2019 and should be sent to:

Kay Houlahan, Democracy Advisor

For more information, please contact  Kay Houlahan by email or phone 021 247 8679.

Terms of Reference

See the below the Terms of Reference for the Accessibility Advisory Group:

Terms of Reference (114KB PDF) | Text version (123KB RTF)