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Non Executive Director

Organisation : Workways Australia Ltd

Location : Brisbane, Canberra, NSW Regional, QLD Regional, VIC Regional

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Community Support Services, Employment Services, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $20,000 pa

Application closing date : 28 Sep, 2020

About the role

Workways Australia Ltd is seeking applications from suitably qualified people with a passion for making a positive social impact in our community to become Non-Executive Directors of the organisation.

 Workways Australia Ltd is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. Established in 1989 for the principal purpose of promoting the relief of poverty, distress or misfortune of individuals who are experiencing long term unemployment and other significant social disadvantages, Workways provides  programs to assist individuals to obtain and retain employment, or to proceed to further education and training.

With its head office in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Workways  is a provider of employment services, disability employment services, environmental services and complementary programs in Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland.

Applicants for Director positions are required to have a range of competencies related to the skills identified by the Board, and personal attributes that enable effective contribution to the duties and obligations of the Board. A strong understanding of corporate governance including legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities is essential. Workways Australia Ltd Directors also serve on the Board’s Controlled Entity:  EnviTE Inc.

Workways’ Non-Executive Directors demonstrate strong diplomatic skills and personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for making a difference in the communities we service.

Directors are required to:

  • Become a Member of Workways Australia Ltd.
  • Complete a Declaration that they are eligible to serve as a company director.
  • Complete a National Police History Check.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Workways Australia Ltd

Workways Australia Ltd is a Workways Australia Ltd is a high performing, not for profit organisation delivering a range of Federal and State Government funded programs including Jobactive, Disability Employment Services,  Transition to Work, Jobs Victoria Employment Network, Parents Next, and Environmental projects for over thirty years.   As a business with an annual budget of $38M, 300+ staff and offices across Queensland, Victoria, NSW and the ACT, Workways enables people from all backgrounds to participate in the workforce.   The Workways head office is located in Bairnsdale, Victoria.

Workways Australia Ltd is a charitable organisation established for the principal purpose of promoting the relief of poverty, distress or misfortune of individuals who are experiencing long term unemployment and other significant social disadvantages by providing programs to assist them to obtain and retain employment, or to proceed to further education and/or training.

How to apply

To apply, complete a Nomination and Declaration Form, and attach a CV (maximum four pages).  These documents, along with other information about the organisation, are available on our website:  www.workways.com.au

Please review the Board Director Role Statement and Workways’ Annual Report prior to submitting your application.

Please submit your application to the Executive Assistant to the Board – cblandford@workways.com.au by close of business on 28 September 2020.

General enquiries to Carol Blandford cblandford@workways.com.au or Mobile 0439 378712.

Please note interviews will be held in Bairnsdale, Victoria on 13 and 14 October 2020 .  If the state of Victoria has COVID-19 restrictions, interviews will be held via Zoom. 

Downloads available from Workways’ website:

  • Nomination and Declaration form
  • Board Director Role Statement
  • Workways Australia Ltd Annual Report – 2019
  • Workways Constitution 2016

Please quote in application: Non Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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