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Location : Sydney (Crows Nest)

Organisation : North Sydney Community Service Ltd, trading as the Crows Nest Centre

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Volunteer

Application Closing Date : 8 Jun, 2018

About the Role

The Crows Nest Centre is looking for several people with enthusiasm who would like to join the board as non-executive directors, contribute to the growth and development of the Centre, and who have a strong commitment to community services. Ideally, they will have previous experience as a non-executive director of other community based and / or not for profit organizations, and have skills in the areas of aged care, community services, HR, governance, risk management, finance, quality systems, government relations and organisational development. The preferred people will be someone who can make an active contribution to the board, able to think laterally & strategically, and be able to contribute effectively to board discussions & decision making. Also, it would be advantageous for the successful people to live in the Lower North Shore area of Sydney served by the Crows Nest Centre.

Day to day management of CNC is the responsibility of the Centre’s Executive Officer. The Executive Officer reports to the Board. The Board provides strategic advice and ensures the Centre operates in accordance with CNC’s strategic plan and approved budget.

The Board meets seven times a year on the last Tuesday of the month between February and November. A Finance and Risk Committee provides advice to the Board, and a Services Committee is about to be set up.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : North Sydney Community Service Ltd, trading as the Crows Nest Centre
The North Sydney Community Service Ltd, trading as Crows Nest Centre, is a not-for-profit company and registered charity. We provide a range of in-home and centre based services to older people, people with a disability, migrants, parents and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Services for older people and people with a disability include meals on wheels, linen, assisted shopping, social and recreational activities, a community restaurant and special events.

Migrants are encouraged to join English conversation, homework help, employment workshops, Japanese or Spanish speaking mothers, Persian morning tea, Chinese seniors or Bollywood music. Parent education seminars target new parents and a community shower is available for people who are homeless or at risk.
The Centre is supported by Commonwealth, State and Local Government as well as local schools, churches, businesses, service clubs, individuals and other agencies. It operates under a Joint Plan of Management with North Sydney Council and is located in a Council owned community centre, in the heart of the Crows Nest shopping area.

In recent years the Crows Nest Centre has been impacted by Commonwealth aged care reform and the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the population in Crows Nest St Leonards will grow by more than 50%, over the next 20 years.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Jonathan Farrell, Chair

Email : j.farrell@crowsnestcentre.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Non-Executive Directors via Pro Bono Australia.


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