About the role
Our Board plays a crucial governance role for the organisation and comprises up to nine volunteer Directors, two of which may be Appointed Directors. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from those with legal skills to complement the existing skill set of the Board and support the valuable work of The Wilderness Society. As leaders in the organisation, Directors work directly with the Executive.
Expressions of interest in nominating for election to the Board are sought from experienced individuals with
- demonstrated commitment to the natural environment;
- a commitment to and understanding of good governance and previous experience on a board or management committee;
- a law degree;
- good general legal skills, ability to research and provide legal guidance;
- understanding of law concerning corporations and not-for-profit organisations; and
- good understanding of environmental law.
Expertise in organisational leadership and/or strategic direction will be well regarded. Membership of the AICD would be highly valued.
The Wilderness Society Ltd Directors serve a three-year term with eligibility for reappointment.
The Board currently meets most months by videoconference on the last Tuesday of the month (8pm Eastern time) and face to face approximately once a year on a weekend (travel provided). The time commitment for our Directors is approximately 8-12 hours per month, including relevant meeting preparation.
There is no requirement to be located in any specific location as The Wilderness Society is a national organisation with Directors from across the country, however financial membership of the organisation is a requirement for all nominees to the Board.
About the organisation
The Wilderness Society is an independent environmental advocacy organisation. Since 1976, we’ve stood at the forefront of the country’s most historic campaigns, including the Franklin River, Fraser Island, Tasmanian Forests and James Price Point in the Kimberley.
The Wilderness Society performs significant fundraising, campaigning and service support functions towards the achievement of its Purpose, goals and objectives.
The Wilderness Society exists to protect Australia’s natural environment and the life it supports
How to apply
To Express Interest
If you are suitably qualified and have the time and ability to professionally volunteer, please express interest by sending an email outlining your skills and experience, why you would like to join the Board, and providing a copy of your CV to Jo Stephen via firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. Should you wish to discuss this opportunity, please email as above and we will be in contact as soon as possible.
Expressions of Interest remain open until COB Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Please quote in application: Board Director – Expression of Interest via Pro Bono Australia.