ID: 162794

Charity Governance/Board Secretary/Director (NFP Indigenous Construction Services)

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Across: Melbourne VIC, Canberra ACT, Bondi NSW, Redfern NSW, Sydney NSW, Kensington NSW, Newcastle NSW, Gold Coast Mc QLD

About this opportunity

Main Activities

  • Preparing and arranging all Board meetings and undertaking various activities related to these meetings - ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and corporate affairs requirements and providing specialist advice to the Board.
  • Facilitating ongoing communication between the organisation and external Board members.
  • Providing legal advice to management on a wide range of corporate and employment relations issues.
  • Ensuring compliance and reporting requirements to statutory and third parties are accurately and timely fulfilled.
  • Reviewing, summarising and advising management on corporate documentation prior to sealing.
  • Controlling the Executive Share Plan, maintaining the Organisation's Share Register and controlling corporate records.
  • Assisting with the year-end accounting process and the preparation of the organisation's annual report.
  • Ensuring that Board administration is effectively performed.
  • Participating in special projects and assignments of strategic importance to the organisation.

Key skills

  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Thorough knowledge of G-Suite, Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Not-for-Profit Policies, Procedures and Governance.
  • Understanding of the Construction Industry.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Experience 5+ years of experience as a lawyer within commercial/corporate law. Degree qualified in law, economics and/or accounting together with membership of the Australian Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

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
  • Education & Training
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Research, Policy & Analysis
  • Safety & Emergency Services
  • Trades & Maintenance
  • Tutoring & Coaching
  • Writing & Editing

Mandate Reporting/Child Safety, Mental Health, First Nations/Cultural Awareness, Fair Work Ombudsman Trainings, and others as negotiated.