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We're seeking new Board members to fill current vacancies and as part of our succession planning.

The Treasurer has Board oversight of financial matters and helps other Board members to understand financial information that is being presented and the context and the implications of this information. The Treasurer liaises with management and the finance officer as required.

Creeds Farm is in a stable financial position with a focus on increasing revenue.

This is an exciting time to join our Board. A new manager started in February 2023 and the number and variety of programs and activities with a focus on community-led design has grown, with more than 100 people participating each week. Our vision is to be a sustainability and wellbeing hub for our growing community.

CREEDS FARM’S VALUES

  • Connection. We connect with each other and connect people to opportunities, support, learning and community.
  • Empowerment. We enable community participation and support self-awareness and people taking action to meet their needs.
  • Diversity. We celebrate people’s strengths, skills and potential, learn from each other and promote inclusiveness.
  • Welcoming. We are positive, kind and bring good will and good humour to all we do.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

The Board ensures Creeds Farm fulfils its purpose, operates well as a neighbourhood house, remains solvent and complies with all legal, financial and ethical obligations. Board members ensure sound governance and clear strategic direction for Creeds Farm.

In accepting the position, Board members undertake to provide sound governance and effective leadership to the organisation by ensuring that the organisation has:

  • Clear strategic directions and achievable plans in line with its purpose and values.
  • Adequate resources to carry out its work.
  • Competent personnel.
  • An effective policy framework to guide its work, implement its plans and meet its obligations.
  • Adequate internal controls to ensure sound financial management, risk management and legal compliance.
  • Adequate internal accountability mechanisms to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and to monitor organisational performance.

YOUR COMMITMENT

  • Meet with the Centre Manager and Finance Officer to review the monthly financial reports.
  • Prepare for, attend and contribute to regular Board Meetings - held online every six weeks on Thursdays at 6.30pm.
  • Prepare for and chair the Finance and Risk sub-committee that meets as needed.

We’re located in Epping North. We are a paperless Board in keeping with Creeds Farm’s commitment to sustainability. We use Microsoft SharePoint for Board and governance documents.

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to guide the Board and any sub-committees or working groups on the financial implications of operational plans.
  • Experience in finance, accounting or a related area.
  • Strategic planning, critical thinking and influencing skills.
  • An understanding of risk management.
  • Willingness to lead the Finance and Risk sub-committee.
  • Prior experience on a Board or Committee or regular provision of reports to a Board/Committee well regarded.

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH US

  • Contribute to the local community.
  • Work with a passionate and dedicated Board.
  • A practical experience in governing a small not-for-profit organisation.
  • A great addition to your resume.

HOW TO APPLY

Please tell us in one page who you are, the skills and experience you can bring to Creeds Farm and why you would like to join the Board of Governance. Please attach your resume to the application.

Please call Christina, Board Chair on 0402 295 167 if you’d like to discuss this opportunity. Position Description provided upon request.