Volunteer governance opportunities

Governance Institute is pleased to offer a complimentary web listing service for Not-for-Profit organisations requiring assistance in their governance practices. Many NFP organisations would benefit from help from qualified Governance Institute members and we encourage members to offer their support.

NFP organisations currently requiring assistance:

Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary — Future Foundations (Melbourne—VIC), is a charity based in Melbourne VIC and is seeking a volunteer non-executive director and company secretary who has a commercial mind, a governance mindset and strong desire to help make a difference to culturally and linguistically young people in Victoria. We are looking for a candidate who has a high level of integrity, has good governance knowledge and the ability to create processes to ensure compliance; available to attend up to 12 board meetings a year by phone or virtual hang out space; has commercial acumen and is a clear communicator. Please provide your resume to our Chair Angela Perry at angela.perry@futurefoundations.org and briefly explain why you would like to join our Board and how your skills, experience and attributes are relevant. Applications close 1 May 2020.

Director — Monkami (Melbourne—VIC) is a values driven, not for profit, NDIS registered, disability service provider located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We are now seeking to appoint two new directors.  In particular, one with financial management/accounting qualifications and experience to contribute to the board as treasurer; another with a with a strong governance and risk background to chair the board’s governance and risk committee. If you would like further details or information about the role, please contact our chairperson, Mr Frank Dixon on 0400 054 688.  To apply for this position, please email your resume with covering letter setting out your relevant skills and qualifications, board and other relevant employment experience to the Board Secretary at boardsecretary@monkami.org. Applications close 9 April 2020. 

Company Secretary — Basketball (NSW) (Homebush—NSW) Seeking a volunteer company secretary to assist with the smooth functioning of our statutory responsibilities. Initially, the term will be for a 2-3 year period. Your commitment will include 5-6 Board Meetings per year. Meetings are held on a Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm at our State office in Homebush. For further information or to apply please contact Gina McClement, ginamcclement@gmail.com, 0404165210. Applications close 3 April 2020. 

Company Secretary — The National Justice Project (Surry Hills—NSW) is seeking a company secretary to provide secretariat support to the CEO and the board on a voluntary basis. Roles include but are not limited to preparing agendas and board papers with input from the chairman and CEO and distributes prior to the meeting, preparing agendas and board papers with input from the chairman and CEO and distributes prior to meetings and taking minutes during meetings. If you are interested in the role and are considering applying, please contact George Newhouse on georgen@justice.org.au. Applications close 2 April 2020.

Governance Professional — The Anglican Diocese of the Anglican Church (North Adelaide—SA) Seeking expressions of interest from experienced governance professionals to complement the experience and skills of current members of its Risk and Audit Committee. The Diocesan Risk and Audit Committee is a voluntary advisory committee to the governing body of the Diocese and usually meets four times per year in the late afternoon in North Adelaide.  Its primary function is to assist the Diocese to fulfil its responsibilities concerning effective financial management, governance and monitoring of risks.  If you have a sound knowledge and understanding of risk assessment, risk management and of compliance and governance requirements and obligations, we would love to hear from you. Please forward expressions of interest, including a CV and cover letter outlining the skills and perspectives you can contribute, to governance@adelaideanglicans.com.au Applications close 31 March 2020.

Board Members — Zero Emissions Noosa Inc. (ZEN) (Noosa—QLDis seeking expressions of interest for a passionate, skilled and enthusiastic people to help it achieve its vision: Zero net greenhouse gas emissions in the Noosa region by 2026.Board members need to: Be a member of ZEN Inc., attend monthly Board meetings (as required), be actively involved in a ZEN Inc. Action Group - ZEN E (Electricity) Action Group or Zen Transport Action Group (ZENTAG), be a member of one board sub-committee.  

Selection Criteria: ZEN Inc. welcomes applications from people who demonstrate skills, experience or knowledge in at least one (and preferably more) of the following: knowledge of emissions reductions opportunities, PR/communications/media skills, in social media/electronic and print media, strategic policy development and implementation, behaviour change/change management, community engagement, income generation/fundraising/donor liaison/grant writing, administrative/secretarial skills, time available to commit to ZEN activities (approximately four hour per week). Please include covering letter covering selection criteria and board or professional CV to annekennedysc@gmail.com. Any queries please contact Anne on 0401 282 022. Applications close 30 March 2020.

Board Member — Ardoch Limited (Melbourne—VIC) Seeking volunteer board members to complement the experience, skills and networks of existing board members. Your commitment is outlined in a formal position description, available upon request. For further information or to apply please contact recruitment@ardoch.org.au with the subject line “EOI Board”. (interviews will take place late March/early April following review by the nominations committee). Applications close 30 March 2020. 

Company Secretary — Seafood Industry Australia (Sydney or Melbourne) Seeking an experienced company secretary on a voluntary part-time basis. Seafood Industry Australia is a member based organisaion, being the peak body for the seafood industry in Australia, established three years ago. We are looking for someone that can provide secretariat services to the board and to two committees of the board. Meetings are held quarterly, are approximately four hours in length and are held in either Melbourne or Sydney. Committee meetings regularly take place by teleconference. For further information about the role, or to submit your CV: please email: jane@seafoodindustryaustralia.com.au. Applications close 27 March 2020. 

Further information

NFP organisations requiring support and wishing to add a listing to this service should contact us at careerpost@governanceinstitute.com.auYou do not need to be a Governance Institute member to list a voluntary role. For more information, see our FAQ's. 

Disclaimer: In listing any NFP organisation on this site, Governance Institute does not assess or endorse its purpose or mission. Provided the organisation is constituted legally and its activities are undertaken legally, Governance Institute is of the view that facilitating improvement of their governance practices is in the best interest of the organisation and the general community. Governance Institute does not participate in due diligence of these volunteer opportunities, apart from confirming their NFP status. Any arrangements made between the Governance Institute member and the NFP organisation are entirely at the risk of the individual and the NFP organisation and Governance Institute accepts no liability. We recommend members assure themselves of the suitability of any volunteer roles in the same way they would for a paid position.

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