The Borrin Foundation is hiring!

We’re looking for a Scholarships and Engagement Associate to join our team! Would you like to be part of a small, vibrant team helping to make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders through the law? Or know someone who would be a great addition to the Borrin team? Let us know!

Te Whiwhinga mahi – The opportunity

The Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation is recruiting for the newly created position of Scholarships and Engagement Associate. We are recruiting a Wellington-based position full time (40 hours a week) on a two-year fixed-term basis. The successful candidate will work alongside the Chief Philanthropic Officer, and the Operations and Programme Associate to:

  • Run our Individual Funding Programme which includes Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards offered twice a year during two application rounds
  • Grow our communications and outreach through our newsletter, social media channels and media connections
  • Organise and help deliver key engagement activities with the legal community
  • Contribute to the success of our small team by jumping in when needed and providing general administrative support.


Mō mātou – Our Organisation

The Borrin Foundation is a philanthropic organisation which awards grants and scholarships to support legal research, education, and scholarship. The Foundation’s current strategic areas of focus are the parts of the system that need the most attention – criminal justice, family law and access to civil justice.

We believe law is essential to a flourishing society – one that is just, inclusive, tolerant, and free. Our vision is of an Aotearoa New Zealand where everyone understands the role and value of the law, and everyone enjoys the protection and opportunity that it provides.


Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu – What you will bring

We are looking for a team player with a can-do attitude!

Our workplace values and respects the diversity of Aotearoa, New Zealand and the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected.

The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work credibly, and communicate respectfully with diverse cultural groups, and communities, and kaupapa Māori organisations.

We are looking for a self-starter who is organised, can manage their own time and the time of others, and is effective at process management.

This role would suit someone with strong administration experience. Any of the following skills would be an advantage:

  • A tertiary degree
  • Experience involving scholarships or other similar awards
  • Experience in the Justice Sector or legal profession


Nōu te rourouWhat we offer

As at March 2022, the remuneration range for this role was $54,689 to $75,197 (85% to 110% around a median of $68,361). The Borrin Foundation will appoint within this range based on the skills and experience of the preferred candidate.


Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Read the Scholarships and Engagement Associate position description or to apply for this role complete our online application.

For further information about the position don’t hesitate to contact to arrange an in-confidence chat.


Applications close on Friday 1 April.

Please note that we will be assessing applications as they are received and that interviews may take place before the closing date.


To ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff, the Borrin Foundation (through the Nikau Foundation, our Corporate Trustee) has a Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to have a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, otherwise known as a My Vaccine Pass (CVC) in order to commence employment.