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Organisation : Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 25 Oct, 2019

About the role

The role of FNLRS’ board of directors is to provide governance and strategic leadership to the organisation to ensure the corporation is achieving its objectives. FNLRS’ board of directors will also work to ensure the interests, integrity and reputation of the parent company and group are maintained through strong accountability, reporting and communication.
The board is made up of between 3 and 8 directors.



Ordinary Directors must be adult Aboriginal persons appointed on the basis that they:
  • Have experience in both corporate governance and native title processes
  • Are of good standing in the Indigenous community; and
  • Have traditional interests in land in Victoria
In addition to Ordinary Directors, the board may also have one independent director who is appointed because of the particular experience and expertise that he or she will bring to the board, and need not be an Aboriginal person.


Expectations of directors

Directors are expected to:
  • Have the appropriate skills, knowledge and attributes for the position
  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in board meetings
  • Utilise their skills, experience and knowledge to contribute to FNLRS’ success
  • Adhere to FNLRS policies and procedures, and strengthen its governance
  • Build relationships across Traditional Owner groups, government, community and other sectors.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

First Nations Legal and Research Service (FNLRS)

FNLRS is the Native Title Service Provider for Victorian Traditional Owners. FNLRS is a not-for-profit organisation working to:
  • Resolve outstanding native title issues and create new Traditional Owner Corporations
  • Become the service provider of choice for Traditional Owner corporation development
  • Anticipate and service FNLRS’ clients’ legal, research, financial and governance needs in the post-settlement environment.
  • Return research materials and evidence in a culturally appropriate way
  • Seek continuous improvement to agreement-making processes including the Traditional Owner Settlement Act.
Short term objectives
  • Facilitate successful determinations, settlements and agreements
  • Influence policy and legislative reform
  • Support Traditional Owners to develop sustainable organisations
  • Ensuring First Nation’s strength, security and capability
Long term objectives
  • Develop long term, sustainable and economic land bases for the Aboriginal peoples of Victoria
  • Assist in the development of a unified, informed Aboriginal community in Victoria

How to apply

Additional Attachment : FNLRS EOI

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Board of Directors positions via Pro Bono Australia.



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