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Board Secretary & Directors (Charity Community Consultants) Diversity & Inclusion

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Banyule VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Docklands VIC, Canberra ACT, St Kilda VIC, Sydney Domestic Airport NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    10+ hours per fortnight/month (negotiable)

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Training

    • Fair Work Ombudsman Training • Council of Social Services Training • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Training • Mandate Report Training • Basic Governance Knowledge Training etc.

  • Reimbursement

    Negotiable

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *
    • Driver's Licence (C)

    • Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident/New Zealand Citizenship
    • Supportive to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
    • Supportive to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual or other gender and sexual diversities (LGBTIQA+) Communities
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)
    • Have sound Business, Charities and Not-for-Profit experience
    • Have competent knowledge and skills with basic Technology, Google Suite, Web designs and browsers, etc.
    • Ability to communicate honestly and transparency, with sound knowledge and ability to speak and write in English.
    • Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
    • Great communication and listening skills;
    • Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
    • Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

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

Key Areas of Accountability:-

  • Organise the venue for Board and Committee meetings.
  • With the Chair/Executive Director, prepare the agenda in advance of each Board meeting.
  • Organise meeting papers for distribution before the meeting.
  • Take minutes at each Board meeting and circulate to all members.
  • Take minutes at each General Meeting and circulate to all members of the organisation.

Administrative and Management Duties

  • Serve on the Executive Advisory Committee between Board meetings
  • Follow the appropriate communication channels and follow all policies and procedures designated throughout the full organisation, if unsure of any procedure contact the Chair/Executive Director.
  • Serve on Board committees as required
  • Maintain a register of members
  • Handle the procedures for the admission of new members
  • Handle the procedures for the resignation of members (with the Chair)
  • Handle the procedures for the discipline, suspension and expulsion of members.
  • Organise General Meetings and notify members in advance
  • Receive nominations for positions on the Board
  • Keep in their custody all books, documents and securities, and make them available to members as requested (with the Chair/Executive Director)
  • Liaise with relevant regulators (Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations - ORIC and others as required) – with the Chair/Executive Director.
  • Personally, carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Chair/Executive Director.


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