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Company Secretary

  • Location: Melbourne VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Human Rights
  • Time Required

    This position requires a flexible commitment of 5-6 hours per week.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Training

    A handover with the current position holder.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

The Gomo Foundation (Gomo) is committed to unleashing the potential of girls in Africa through quality education. Gomo currently sponsors girls in rural Zimbabwe to complete their high school education, helping to create generational change for them and their communities.

The Company Secretary role is a critical enabler of the Foundation’s success by managing the resources and processes required to drive a high-integrity governance environment. This role reports to the Chairperson and works closely with board members and Chief Executive Officer to prepare for board meetings and ensure adherence to the Foundation’s policies and procedures and Australian not-for-profit corporate governance guidelines.

Responsibilities and outcomes:

  • Drive the next evolution of the Foundation’s corporate governance systems and processes.
  • Fulfil the legal obligations, duties, and responsibilities as an officer of the company in the capacity of Company Secretary as set out in the Corporations Act.
  • Assist the board and Foundation, as a company and as trustee of a trust fund holding DGR status, to meet its obligations, duties and responsibilities.
  • Manage board processes, including board, working groups and sub-committee papers, circulation of agendas, minutes, discussion papers and proposals for the boardand it’s committees.·
  • Assist with planning and preparation of governance meetings and activities 
  • Organise and run the Annual General Meeting.
  • Ensure the necessary registers are established and maintained.
  • Ensure records of members’ and directors’ meetings are kept in compliance with the Corporations Act and the Foundation’s Constitution. 
  • Provide or procure advice for directors regarding application of the Corporations Act, and other legal and regulatory requirements. 
  • Ensure the board has all the information required to make informed decisions.·
  • Advise the Board on good practice in corporate governance.·
  • Provide administrative support for the Chair and directors as requested.

Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes:

  •  Familiarity with NFP governance matters. 
  •  Proactively identifies opportunities to improve board governance structures·
  •  Strong organisational and communication skills· 
  • Ability to work remotely with flexible hours and attend board meetings at CBD locations (post Co-vid).· 
  • Ability to think outside the square, be a self-starter, work autonomously when required and work well to deadlines· 
  • Ability to work inside a strict corporate and regulatory environment (i.e. not-for-profit board governance)· 
  • A risk mitigation mindset and discretion with confidential matters.·
  • Comfortable working with a remote team and available for phone and video conferencing meetings given all volunteers work remotely.


You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.