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Board Member

Organisation : The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre

Location : VIC Regional (Geelong West)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Women

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 21 Oct, 2019

About the role

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Inc (The SAFV Centre) is seeking applications from suitable persons for appointment to our Board. Operating across the Barwon, West Melbourne and Wimmera areas of Victoria, The SAFV Centre offers a full suite of services for people impacted by sexual assault and women and children impacted by family violence.

The SAFV Centre is committed to ensuring the diversity of our Board reflects the diversity of our communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking to appoint new general board members who are visionary and strategic. To be successfully appointed, candidates must demonstrate they possess the essential skills and personal attributes necessary to perform their duties, commensurate with the size, nature and strategic intent of our organisation. 

Our Board encompasses members with strong expertise to oversee the governance of the organisation. The board meets 6 – 8 times per year with meetings held in Geelong. Board members are asked to sit on one or more of our sub-committees.

 If you feel that you are in a position to make a contribution to our organisation then we encourage you to apply. This is a volunteer role and no remuneration is payable other than travel expenses for Board Approved essential travel.

Board Member expense:

  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • National Police Records Check – renewed every 3 years of appointment at Board Member expense

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre

How to apply for this role

Applications for the general member positions will be assessed by a panel and subject to the endorsement and approval of the SAFV Centre Board.  For further information, please contact our chairperson Jenny McMahon on 0418 524 058 for a confidential and private conversation.

Please email Kim Griffiths to request an application form.  Please forward your expression of interest via the application form with an attached resume marked “Confidential” to by Monday 21 October 2019.


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


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