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Organisation : Surf Life Saving Tasmania

Location : Tasmania

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Training, Other, Sport & Recreation, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 13 May, 2019

About the role

Appointed Directors should have skills that complement and/or supplement any skill gaps that may exist in the Board, with the aim of ensuring that the Board has all the necessary skills to govern the organization. Appointed Directors do not need to be Individual Members or have experience in, or exposure to, Surf Lifesaving.


Director of Finance duties and responsibilities:

(A)          evaluating SLST’s exposure to risk and fraud, and monitor the development and implementation of internal controls to contain such frauds and risks;

(B)          evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the SLST’s accounting, administrative, information technology and operating policies through active communication with operating management, internal audit and external auditor;

(C)          evaluating the adequacy of the SLST’s accounting and control systems and its information technology and operational controls and procedures, by reviewing written reports from the external and internal auditors, and monitor management’s responses and actions to correct any noted deficiencies;

(D)          monitoring the standard of corporate conduct in areas such as arm’s-length dealings and likely conflicts of interest;

(E)          reviewing the policies and procedures for ensuring that SLST complies with various forms of federal, state and local government legislation; and

(F)          taking an active interest in ethical considerations regarding the SLST’s financial and operational policies and practices;

(G)         chair the Audit, Finance and Compliance Committee.


The Audit, Finance and Compliance Committee shall be comprised of people with very sound financial management skills and experience, including:

(i)            a Chairman who shall be the Finance Director;

(ii)           one (1) member of an Affiliated Club

(iii)          one (1) independent member;

(iv)         the CEO or nominee(s) (non-voting); and

(v)          a representative of SLST’s appointed auditors shall also be invited and eligible to attend meetings in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Surf Life Saving Tasmania

 Tasmania's major volunteer water safety and rescue authority. Our Mission is 'To save lives, create great Australians and build healthy & safe communities'. We seek to develop practices in education, prevention and rescue, achieve zero preventable drownings and set the benchmark for aquatic rescue.

SLST is a volunteer organisation whose members provide the following services to the community:

- emergency search/rescue and medical services;

- preventative programs to ensure beach visitors avoid danger;

 - surf safety information through community education programs;

- youth development programs; and

- healthy lifestyle programs.

We operate educational programs which include school and community lectures, beach and water activities, first aid training and surf survival programs, incorporating environments from beaches and lagoons to inland waterways.

SLST has a total membership of more than 2,500 people spread across 24 affiliated clubs/services. Last year our volunteer surf lifesavers conducted over 22,000 patrol hours, saved the lives of 152 people, issued 963 preventative actions and performed 84 first aid treatments. We work closely with the Tasmanian Police, Marine Search and Rescue, Tasmanian Air Rescue Trust, Marine & Safety Tasmania (MaST), State Emergency Service and Volunteer Ambulance to provide inland, inshore, offshore (including swift water and flood search) and rescue services around Tasmania, complementing the land based expertise of our partner agencies. In 2011, SLST assumed administrative control and co-ordination of the state's Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR).

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Finance Director via Pro Bono Australia.

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