ID: 191139

Board Member: Non-profit in Eastlakes NSW - Mascot - #191139

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Mascot NSW

About this opportunity

Serving on the Board of a non-profit organisation is a rewarding and enriching way to contribute to your community in a meaningful way.

Becoming a Board Member helps you grow as a person.

You take on new skills and knowledge that enrich your CV, and you broaden your contacts.

As a Board Member, you contribute to your community in a meaningful way.

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is now looking for new Board Members to join its team.

Could you be our next Board Member?

About SECC:

The mission of SECC is to support the community, and we’ve been doing this for over 45 years.

We provide services, programs and advocacy to people who need it most.

We eliminate barriers, enhance social inclusion, and improve quality of life for people across Sydney.

SECC supports residents of the following LGAs: • Bayside (formerly Botany) • City of Sydney • Randwick • Woollahra • Waverley • Canterbury-Bankstown (SMOOSH OSHC program only) • Campbelltown (SMOOSH OSHC program only)

As the highest leadership body of SECC, the Board is responsible for: • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the CEO • Strategic and organisational planning • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management • Fundraising and resource development • Approving and monitoring SECC’s programs and services • Enhancing SECC’s public image • Assessing the Board’s own performance as the governing body of SECC.

Each individual board member is expected to: • Know SECC’s mission, policies, programs, and needs • Faithfully read and understand SECC’s financial statements • Serve as an active advocate and ambassador for SECC and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for SECC to advance its mission • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve SECC’s mission • Help identify personal connections that can benefit SECC’s fundraising and reputational standing, and influence public policy • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings • Participate fully in one or more committees at SECC • Know, understand and promote SECC’s mission.

Are you interested in applying to become a SECC Board Member and make a difference in your community?

We’d love to learn how your skills could align with our current needs at SECC.

Note: Note: South Eastern Community Connect actively champions the removal of barriers to ensure all employees and clients are able to reach their full potential.

We strongly encourage applications from people with the following backgrounds: • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people • Culturally and/or racially marginalised people • Carers • People from lower socio economic backgrounds • People with a disability • Transgender people • Older people and younger people

Applications should be addressed to the Chairperson, Kathy Forrest, by Tuesday 28th February, 2023. Kathy Forrest's contact details will be provided in the return email you will receive when submitting interest in this role online.


  • Gain new skills and knowledge that enrich your CV.
  • Broaden your professional network.
  • Contribute to your community in a meaningful way.

Time Required

1 hour per week

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Administration & Office Management
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Seniors & Aged Care
  • Tutoring & Coaching

Some incidental training as part of the role - please ask Kathy Forrest for more details.