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Organisation : Seawinds Community Hub

Location : Victoria (Capel Sound)

Work type : Various

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 14 Jul, 2019

About the role

The role of the Board of Directors is to participate in the effective governance of the Hub’s
set strategic directions and priorities, ensure compliance with statutory responsibilities and
monitor the effective delivery of services to meet the stakeholders’ and community’s
expectations. The Board is responsible for the job of governing, not managing the
organisation.

Expressions of interest are being sought for up to three (3) Directors to the Board of
Rosebud West Community Hub Ltd (RWCH), trading as ‘Seawinds Community Hub’. This is
an opportunity to become a member of an established Board and ensure strong governance
practices and sustainability for a vibrant community centre.

The vision of Seawinds Community Hub is for a centre that inspires growth and development
across the whole of our community. The current Board has been in operation since August
2010 and established the Hub as a well utilised facility in the community. The priorities for
the Board in 2017 include increasing and protecting the financial resources of the Hub and
refreshment of a three-year strategic plan 2018-2021.

The Board meets on a monthly basis and Directors also participate in Sub-Committees as
delegated.

We are looking for individuals who are committed to supporting the local community through
the delivery of learning opportunities during all life phases. The Hub provides early years
services including kindergarten and long day child care, in addition to providing space for
adult learning, mutual support groups and community activities.

As a Board member you will need to demonstrate a background that reflects the
following qualities and experience:
– Strategic thinking and a professional approach
– Highly ethical and committed
– Ability to analyse issues impacting on a new and developing business
– Sound leadership, technical and managerial expertise
– Ability to be innovative, recognise opportunities and support their take-up
– Ability to understand and apply financial analysis, risk assessment and governance
issues to the task

Candidates for the role will be results focused while ensuring process, probity and
transparency requirements are met.

The duties of a director for a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee are set out in the
Corporations Act 2001 and include the following:
 Care and diligence
A director must exercise their powers and discharge their duties with the degree of care and
diligence that a reasonable person would exercise. A director must make any judgement in
good faith for a proper purpose; and not have a material personal interest in the subject
matter. They must inform themselves about the subject matter of the judgement to the extent
they reasonably believe to be appropriate and believe that the judgement is in the best
interests of the corporation.
 Good faith
A director of a corporation must exercise their powers and discharge their duties in good faith
in the best interests of the corporation; and for the proper purpose.
 Use of Position
A director, secretary, other officer or employee of a corporation must not improperly use their
position to gain an advantage for themselves or someone else; or cause detriment to the
corporation.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Seawinds Community Hub

Who we are
Opened in 2012, Seawinds Community Hub was established to meet the needs of a community experiencing entrenched, long term socio-economic disadvantage and inter-generational unemployment. Named for the Seawinds Ward, the Mornington Peninsula Shire owns the building and land; Rosebud West Community Hub Limited operating as Seawinds Community Hub is an independent legal entity, a registered charity, and not for profit company limited by guarantee. Capable volunteer directors contribute their expertise in law, finance and risk management, education, IT, and community engagement to govern the organisation. A Strategic Action Plan 2017-2020 sets out clear and transparent goals for the future; with more funding much more could be achieved.

What we do
We work to transform the community by helping individuals build their own skills, knowledge and capability and thereby, build the capacity of the community.
A ‘cradle to grave’ ethos underpins our 7-day operation, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to 40+ programs and activities. Through these, people make the improvements and confidence they seek for themselves to have a full and productive life, support them to improve their health and wellbeing and gain a real sense of achievement and belonging.

Budget $1.2m
Revenue is derived from State Department of Education & Training (4 yo Kindergarten), State Department of Health and Human Services (Neighbourhood House Program, early childhood services for children at risk), Commonwealth Community grants (facilities improvements and early childhood services through Centrelink), Mornington Peninsula Shire (grants, building running costs).

Eight philanthropic trusts and foundations enable us to deliver early intervention programs for local babies and pre-schoolers, youth and other programs and services. Fourteen local businesses partner with us for programs and fundraising efforts for special projects.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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


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