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Organisation : Prahran Community Learning Centre

Location : Melbourne (Prahran)

Work type : Part-time, Casual/Vacation

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Volunteer

Salary : Volunteer

Application closing date : 22 Oct, 2020

About the role

The PCLC Committee is seeking Committee members who will ideally have a passion for and a contemporary view of community development, health services, education and learning, along with experience and/or an understanding of the requirements of organisations operating in the current environment of government funding. Governance, strategy, risk or financial experience is also encouraged.


About the Committee:

The Committee currently meets monthly, and is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction and effective management of the organisation.  The Committee ensures that PCLC is managed for the benefit of all who access its programs.

Committee Members of PCLC are required to have:

  • A commitment to work for the greater good of the community and PCLC
  • Knowledge, expertise and influence relevant to the affairs of PCLC
  • An ability to assist the organisation to meet its strategic goals and objectives
  • A current Working with Children Check (or equivalent).


Committee members will:

  • Gain insight, understanding and experience in the educational, learning and social enterprise space
  • Be able to invest time and talent to ensure PCLC meets it objectives and strategy
  • Work cooperatively with management and other board members
  • Help us communicate, as well as being accountable to the community
  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of PCLC
  • complete a criminal record check
  • maintain knowledge of PCLC and personal commitment to its goals and objectives


Skills sought:

  • Understanding, knowledge of and commitment to governance, strategy, finance and risk
  • Links to the area or community, including an awareness of needs
  • An understanding of the elements of managing and/or funding for a social purpose driven, not for profit organisation, RTO / Learn Local Organisation, which also undertakes, child care and community education
  • An awareness of the needs of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience or involvement in community agencies or services to the community will be valued
  • Human resource and/or financial and/or legal, and/or strategic planning experience is important as part of our Committee of Management make up


PCLC has a commitment to gender equity and diversity on its Committee of Management and staff.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Prahran Community Learning Centre

PCLC is a not-for-profit community based organisation which has served the City of Stonnington community since 1979. Located in the Grattan Gardens Community Centre, PCLC offers a variety of benevolent services, activities, accredited and non-accredited courses and programs.

PCLC originated as Prahran Neighbourhood House in 1979, as an opportunity for Prahran Housing Estate Residents to drop in, enjoy a cuppa and participate in social activities. Over the years PNH changed its name to the Prahran Community Learning Centre Inc., a Neighbourhood House, a Registered Training Organisation and a Senior Secondary Provider as part of the Learn Local sector.

A significant cohort of our student population is secondary aged students who have disengaged from mainstream education. Additionally, PCLC delivers Adult Education courses including, English, Visual Art, Computers and Business. PCLC also delivers health and well-being programs, including yoga, strength based training, playgroups, budget cooking and social discussion & knitting groups.  PCLC is a Licenced Type 2 Occasional Childcare provider and provides Occasional Childcare 3 days a week.  The Childcare room also houses 2 Playgroup sessions per week.

Prahran Community Learning Centre Inc. (PCLC) is registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a Senior Secondary Education Provider. PCLC reports to the VCAA (Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority) for all VCAL and senior secondary VET programs.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Committee of Management Member via Pro Bono Australia.



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