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Organisation : WorldSkills Australia

Location : Australia (Melbourne)

Work type : Various

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 28 Jun, 2019

About the role

WorldSkills Australia is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Directors to help take our work to the next level.

If you:

  • feel strongly about inspiring young people to develop a passion for skills and pursuing excellence, through competitions and promotions;
  • have a strong focus on strategic marketing and communications and experience in securing income from government grants, sponsorship and philanthropy supporters;
  • think you can complement and add value to an existing board of Independent Directors;

…then we might just be the organisation for you!



Now that we’ve got your attention, here a few things that you’ll need to bring to the table:


A strong understanding of the role of a Non-Executive Director, particularly in contrast to the role of Management. We’d also like to see some evidence of the following:

  1. Strategic marketing and communications;
  2. Fundraising;
  3. Government grants and corporate sponsorship;


This is where we play the not for profit / charity card… We hope that you have a desire to leverage your personal network to help deliver some of our strategic goals. We’d also ask you to forge new relationships with the WorldSkills Australia’s volunteer workforce as well as our corporate and government stakeholders.


You’ll need to have a strong alignment with WorldSkills Australia’s Mission and Purpose.


This is the standard Board stuff, however as an excellence organisation we like to cover all bases. As a Non-Executive Director, you will be expected to be proficient in, understand, be accountable for and / or actively support:

  • Risk Management mindset
  • Financial Acumen
  • Strategic and flexible thinker
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collaborative approach
  • Know your legal duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act, 2001;


Directors can be based anywhere in Australia. WorldSkills Australia has a national remit with its Chief Executive Officer and management team based in Melbourne.

The Board meets once every three (3) months alternating between Sydney and Melbourne.

Committee meetings occur as scheduled and / or required, typically once every three (3) months, alternating between Sydney and Melbourne.

WorldSkills Australia also offers Video Conference facilities for Directors to join Board and Committee meetings.

We forecast that Directors commit between 4 and 5 hours per quarter to successfully contribute to Board meetings. Additional time would be required to participate in one (or more) of the WorldSkills Australia sub-committees:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk Committee – typically 2 hours per quarter;
  • Nominations Committee – typically 2 hours per quarter;
  • Other committees – on a needs basis.

We ask Directors to follow through on actions as agreed at Board and Committee meetings.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : WorldSkills Australia

As Australia’s leading skills excellence organisation, WorldSkills Australia passionately believes that skills drive your future and Australia’s prosperity.

We are unashamedly about excellence and we have a long and proud history of inspiring young Australians to become champions in their chosen skill.

The lifeblood of our Organisation is our volunteer workforce. With nearly 3,000 individuals providing over 100,000 hours of support annually, we are able to work in every state and territory, in 50 different skill categories ranging from carpentry to 3D game design, from bricklaying to beauty, from metals and engineering to mechatronics and from cookery to cloud computing.

In the past 30 months, WorldSkills Australia has produced close to 5,000 media articles, with a reach of more than 200mil.

Our exclusive membership of the world’s largest skills movement allows WorldSkills to build confidence, empower communities, and help to fuel economies.

Our MISSION is to actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research.

Our VISION is to contribute to sustainable economic prosperity through the development, recognition and promotion of excellence in skills.

While our PURPOSE is to encourage Australians to celebrate vocational education and training, to shift perceptions and create the understanding that to learn a skill and choose a skill-based career, is one of the most important decisions a young person and their family will ever make.

Our latest Annual Report can be found here.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – VOLUNTEER ROLE via Pro Bono Australia.

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