Professional Development Advisor

Listed 10 days Ago
Institute of Directors
Professional Services

About the role

Our goal is to contribute to a strong future for governance and business in Aotearoa by delivering training and education programmes that positively influence leadership of organisations. 

Our programmes include public training programmes from one-day governance essentials courses and our flagship 5-day Company Directors’ Course, through to tailored or bespoke in-house training programmes. 

Our professional development advisors are our team on the ground managing the delivery of these programmes and ensuring our customers and members have an exceptional experience. 

Some of your exciting and varied mahi will include:

  • Course planning and delivery – ensuring assigned courses (including in-person and online) are superbly organised and run with fit for purpose venues and resources, well briefed and supported facilitators, and well informed and supported delegates.
  • Managing all pre and post course activity – working closely with our marketing team, tracking fill rates, staying on budget, completing post course evaluations and recommending improvements.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders (delegates, facilitators, venue operators) to ensure the successful delivery of our courses.
  • Working with members and delegates pre and post course, offering advice around governance development and governance services.
  • Working closely with our governance development team on our quality assurance process for courses, ensuring that facilitator feedback is managed and actioned effectively.

About you

You enjoy using your talents in event management, organisation, relationship and customer service skills. You are an experienced, calm, and professional event manager who has the maturity, drive and motivation to manage and deliver your own work programme. You have exceptionally high standards and more than just great customer service skills – you love to create a memorable experience for your customers. You are respected for your proactive nature and ability to use your initiative, and you are a positive, collaborative team player. 

You love travelling and meeting new people, and will enjoy delivering courses of up to five days in duration - which could be up to 10 week-long residential courses per year - as this is a core part of this role. You can also expertly manage all the planning and coordination of each training delivery such as liaising with venues and facilitators, course bookings, registrations and enquiries, travel management, billing and budget management. While a significant amount of travel is required in this role including weekends, our flexible work policy ensures that we are able to balance this out for you.

In particular, we are looking for someone who can bring:

  • Three to five years experience working in an events coordination role delivering high-quality events.
  • Excellent planning, organising and execution skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal,communication skills, and relationship skills.
  • Experience managing budgets and identifying new business opportunities.
  • A high level of competence in identifying needs and delivering value to diverse stakeholder groups.
  • The ability to work independently and manage competing priorities calmly.
  • Ideally you will have some understanding of governance and the business sector as well as the issues that are important to businesses now and in the future.

About us

We are the professional body for directors and at the heart of the governance community. Today, we have more than 10,000 members connected through our branch network, and provide quality training, advice and advocacy on all things governance.

We’re a small organisation, but we make a big impact! We love to work with people who reflect our values, are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute positively to a bright future for Aotearoa New Zealand. We have a positive and inclusive people centric culture and value diversity and diverse thinking. 

We provide a great welcome and onboarding programme and professional development including being able to attend a range of IoD events and training. We have great benefits like flexible working options and the ability to increase your annual leave entitlements through leave-buying, sick leave from day one and an employee volunteer and wellbeing programme. You can find out more about us at 

How to apply

Applications close 30 September 2022. 

If you have questions about the role or the position description you can contact us at We’ll be reviewing applications as they come in so we look forward to hearing from you soon!