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Non-Executive Directors at Healthy Kids Association

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Organisation : Healthy Kids Association

Location : Australia, Canberra, Sydney

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Engagement, Health – General, Social Enterprise, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 18 Dec, 2020

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Healthy Kids Association

Healthy Kids Association is a not-for-profit, health promotion charity based in New South Wales and covering the ACT.

Healthy Kids Association is dedicated to empowering children and their families with knowledge about nutrition and healthy eating to make the best decisions for their health – now and for a healthy future.

Healthy Kids Association focuses on where children are learning about food, nutrition and health, and provides a wide range of services at the canteen, at school, and at home. For canteens, we provide information, support and advice to ensure canteens are able to offer high-quality and nutritious choices at the frontline. For schools, we focus on the creation of a healthy learning environment, with high-quality information, resources, programs and advice designed to help schools deliver messages around nutrition. We make sure these messages get home through communication with parents and empowering children to make changes in their own lives. We are the primary source of advice on healthy food choices for around 3,200 schools in NSW and the ACT.

Healthy Kids Association also works closely with food and beverage manufacturers to encourage the development and registration of foods that meet the NSW and other state governments' criteria. Additionally, we support school canteens to develop menus using these products through our comprehensive Buyers' Guide.

The organisation is currently developing a Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2023 focused on the strategic priorities of enhancing the reputation and credibility of the organisation; strengthening stakeholder relationships; a stronger digital strategy; and expansion of our services.

For further information regarding Healthy Kids Association, please visit

About the role

The business of Healthy Kids Association is overseen by a Board, in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act 2009. and regulations of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The Board is responsible for the governance arrangements for Healthy Kids Association, with decisions and actions made through:

  • Setting clear strategic directions for the organisation
  • Ensuring effective and efficient performance by the organisation and CEO
  • Ensuring effective financial and risk management controls are in place
  • Selecting, appointing and guiding the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Healthy Kids Association is seeking applications to fill two Board vacancies.

Applications are sought from individuals with a genuine interest in Healthy Kids Association, who will contribute to the implementation of the 2021 – 2023 strategic plan.

The Board has identified the following skills as being required to strengthen the organisation and complement existing board skills:

  • Legal expertise
  • Government relations


The following outlines the core competencies desired of potential candidates:

  • Sound governance knowledge base, AICD qualifications preferred
  • Strategic thinker
  • Collegiate and collaborative working style with a focus on teamwork
  • An ability to understand key Financial indicators
  • Experience on a prior Board would be helpful
  • Knowledge of nutrition, health promotion and public health preferable
  • Understanding of, or experience with, membership organisations preferable


The term of appointment will be 2 years. The position is voluntary. Board meetings are held quarterly via videoconference and/or face to face Board meetings are held in Sydney.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Non-Executive Directors at Healthy Kids Association via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Board_and_Committee_Members
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Health_–_General, #Social_Enterprise, #Youth_and_Young_People


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