If you are passionate about supporting communities to thrive and want to make a positive difference for New Zealand, consider becoming a member of a national Lottery distribution committee. The Department of Internal Affairs, on behalf of the Minister of Internal Affairs, is calling for applications from community-minded individuals to fill member vacancies on Lottery national committees. These committees allocate Lottery funding for; Community FacilitiesSignificant ProjectsCommunity Sector ResearchEnvironment and HeritageHealth ResearchIndividuals with Disabilities, andOranga Marae What is a Lottery distribution committee? Lottery distribution committees were established under the Gambling Act 2003 to distribute the profits of New Zealand lotteries for community purposes. National committee members assess applications for funding from a variety of groups and individuals. What skills and experience do members need? As a member, you will need to demonstrate analytical skills and previous experience applying a methodical approach to decision-making. You will need to show that you understand and consider multiple community perspectives, possibly through experience working with community groups. Prior knowledge of a grant distribution process would also be beneficial. There are also technical skill requirements. You can review these requirements and the selection priorities for each committee in these information sheets. How to apply Please submit a cover letter, CV and a completed application and disclosure form. Your cover letter should explain how your skills and experience match the selection criteria and confirm which committee(s) you wish to be considered for. You can access an application and disclosure form here.To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we’re a great place to work, click here.We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas: People can easily access the services and information they need Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local governmentThis is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the skills and experience required for each committee. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds, including all age groups, genders, ethnicities and geographic locations.