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Non-Executive Directors

Organisation : RSL NSW (via People for Purpose)

Location : Sydney (CBD)

Work Type : Various

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Veterans, Ex-Service Men & Women

Salary Type : Volunteer

Application Closing Date : 28 Apr, 2019

About the Role

  • Apply your strong governance and board experience
  • Join an engaged and transformational Board 
  • Leverage your respect & support for NSW veterans and their families

 RSL NSW has been respecting, supporting and remembering NSW veterans and their families for over 100 years.  The organisation was formed in 1917 and currently has 35,000 members in 350 sub-Branches throughout New South Wales.  Incorporated under a NSW Act of Parliament, RSL NSW’s vision is to be recognised and respected as the pre-eminent association within the Defence Family in New South Wales.

Over the last two years, a new set of leaders at RSL NSW have taken enormous steps to transform the organisation and its culture.  Based in new headquarters in George Street Sydney, RSL NSW is an entirely different organisation with professional staff, strong governance processes and finance systems.  The RSL NSW team is fully focused – the Board, the members and staff – on getting back to their mission of helping veterans and their families in need and making sure they can help many more.

The organisation is now looking to appoint two new independent non-executive directors to the board. They are looking for applications from individuals who have an understanding and commitment to good governance and transparency.  Successful candidates will be expected to have a strong understanding of corporate governance, coupled with current knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements.  Active membership and graduates of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) or Governance Institute will be highly regarded.  Willingness to undertake this training and continuous governance, risk and relevant learning is a requirement of the role.

Board members will have a genuine interest and commitment to RSL NSW’s vision and purpose.  Additionally, it is expected that they will occasionally attend public functions and make public statements as an advocate for RSL NSW.

It is estimated that the role of independent director may take approximately 10 – 15 hours per month and requires attendance at Board and Committee meetings held in ANZAC House in Sydney CBD.  The RSL NSW Board meets 8 times a year (and additionally as required) and holds an annual three day Congress.  All Board members are expected to participate in at least one Board Committee. 

This is an excellent opportunity, to work with a refreshed and transformational board committed to good governance and transparency to deliver positive outcomes for NSW veterans and their families.

A copy of the Information Pack is available below.   If you have specific questions about this opportunity, please email hello@peopleforpurpose.com.au.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : RSL NSW (via People for Purpose)

The Returned and Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch (RSL NSW) was formed in 1917 and currently has 40,780 members in 350 sub-Branches throughout New South Wales. 

Apply for this Job

Position Description : RSL NSW NED pack

Phone : 0468625252

Email : hello@peopleforpurpose.com.au

To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing RSL NSW and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.


Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 28 April 2019.


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


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