ID: 154889

Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Education & Training Regular - more than 6 months Murarrie QLD

About this opportunity

About us

For over 40 years, Family Day Care Association of Queensland (FDCAQ) has worked tirelessly to inspire wonderful childhoods. Our purpose is to lead, promote and grow exceptional home-based education and care.

As the peak body for Family Day Care in Queensland, we advocate and represent the sector’s needs to government and key stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcomes for children. We also provide a range of training and development programs for providers, services and educators. Informing our work, as a peak, is our operation of Enhance Family Dare Care services. In addition, we also operate the In Home Care Support Agency in Queensland and Victoria.

We are a value based, not-for-profit organisation, with a positive and supportive workplace culture; recognising that the key to achieving our purpose is our people!

**About the role **

FDCAQ is a company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission. We have a constituted Board of Directors, featuring a mix of member appointed and independent Directors. We are currently looking to appoint additional Independent Directors.

The duties of the Board of Directors include (but are not be limited to):

  • Providing effective and sound corporate governance, ensuring the organisation meets all performance, risk and compliance requirements and obligations;
  • Providing strategic leadership, vision and business acumen;
  • Ensuring policies on key issues are established and addressed;
  • Providing innovative / new ways of thinking;
  • Promoting and enhancing the profile and integrity of the organisation;
  • Acting honestly and in good faith, at all times, and in the interests of the organisation.

Directors may be required to sit on a specialist sub-committee and make themselves available to attend social and public functions, held by the organisation.

You will be joining a team of Directors who will be the driving force in implementing the strategic direction of the organisation during this challenging and exciting period of change and opportunity. There is a strategic imperative for our organisation to chart the way forward for a vibrant, high quality and viable sector, that delivers exceptional home-based early education and care for children and families. This role is an unpaid, voluntary position. We estimate a time commitment of approximately eight to ten hours per month, including meeting time and preparation. Board meetings are held monthly and run for approximately two and a half hours.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for a business and community leader to be involved in the future of the Family Day Care sector. You believe, like we do, that successful future start early. You are passionate about children and early childhood development and the importance it plays in the lives of individuals, families and our broader community. We are looking for accomplished professionals whose acumen will translate seamlessly into the Board environment and possess:

  • High level strategic thinking and leadership;
  • Strong business acumen, sound financial literacy and risk management skills;
  • Well-developed communication skills, with a collaborative approach in making an active contribution to strategic and Board discussion.

As a peak body and a member association, we are particularly interested in candidates who may also have skills and experience in government relations, policy and advocacy, member relations, marketing and communications.

You are a strong communicator who will apply your strategic skills in the area of your expertise, as well as contributing more broadly to the general business of the Board.

Previous experience on Boards is desirable, but not essential. Graduates of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Course, or similar, will be highly regarded. Knowledge of the Australian Early Child Childhood Education and Care environment is valued but not necessary.

To express your interest

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Birgitt Dixon, Executive Assistant, birgitt.dixon@fdcqld.org. Your cover letter should be no more than one (1) page and should detail your interest in joining our Board and the relevant skills and experience you will contribute. For more information please contact Jason de Bakker, Chief Executive Officer on 07 3399 3737 or jason.debakker@fdcqld.org.
ABN 89 149 774 786


Additional requirements

As a peak body and a member association, we are particularly interested in candidates who may also have skills and experience in government relations, policy and advocacy, member relations, marketing and communications.

Time Required

Approximately eight to ten hours per month.

Type of work
  • Governance, Boards & Committees