ID: 152664

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

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Camberwell VIC, Banyule VIC, Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT, Queensland QLD

About this opportunity

DCSS Australia, seeks to appoint (an independent) non-executive director. This role is vacant due to a retirement.

The role requires attending approximately 10 board meetings and serving on at least one board committee per year.

The role may require attendance in monthly conference calls for management/financial reporting and general compliance issues.

Competencies and skills (role-related)

  • Knowledge of a director’s responsibilities – includes an understanding of the role as well as the legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities;
  • Strategic expertise – the ability to review the strategy through constructive questioning and suggestion and contribute to the effective decision making of the board;
  • Accounting and finance – the ability to read and comprehend the company’s accounts, financial material presented to the board, financial reporting requirements and some understanding of corporate finance;
  • Legal – the board’s responsibility involves overseeing compliance with numerous laws as well as understanding the individual director’s legal duties and responsibilities
  • Risk Management – experience in managing areas of major risk management to the organisation;
  • Managing people and achieving change – experience in current management thinking on employment, branding, engagement, strategic vision and stakeholder communication; experience in executive remuneration and compensation;
  • Industry knowledge – experience in similar organisations or industries;
  • Competencies (personal attributes)
  • Integrity – fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;
  • Collaborative yet curious and courageous – a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussions with management and fellow board members where required;
  • Emotional intelligence – as well as self-awareness and self-management, a director needs to demonstrate empathy manifested through strong interpersonal skills.
  • A director must work well in a group, listen well, be tactful yet able to communicate in a cogent and candid viewpoint;
  • Commercial judgement and instinct – a director needs to demonstrate good business instinct and acumen, and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;
  • Active contribution - a director needs to be an active contributor with a genuine interest in the company and its business.


Additional requirements

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

10 hours per week/fortnight (Negotiable)

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • IT & Web Development
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • 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