ID: 126784

Board Secretary (Not-for-Profit & Charity - Community Justice Organisation)

Human Rights Regular - more than 6 months Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW, Prahran VIC, St Kilda VIC, Canberra ACT, Heidelberg VIC, Richmond VIC, Sydney NSW

About this opportunity

Key Areas of Accountability:-

  • Organise the venue for Board and Committee meetings.
  • With the President/EMD, 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 EMD/President.
  • 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 President/EMD)
  • Liaise with relevant regulators (Consumer Affairs Victoria/Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission) – with the EMD.
  • Personally, carry out administrative duties as assigned by the EMD.


Additional requirements

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

Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards which must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
4. Great communication and listening skills;
5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
6. 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.
Time Required

15 hours per month (negotiable)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Disability Support
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • IT & Web Development
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • Retail & Sales
  • Safety & Emergency Services
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
  • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Writing & Editing
Training

Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.

Reimbursement

Negotiable