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Governance & Risk Committee Member

Organisation : National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Volunteer

About the role

About us:

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) is a community – based, non-government organisation committed to promoting and conserving Australia’s heritage for future generations to enjoy. Founded in 1956, it has since grown to become Australia’s largest community based, heritage conservation organisation that works as an independent, privately funded, not-for-profit body. It is the premier heritage and conservation organisation in Victoria and the major operator of house museums and historic properties open to the public.

The position:

The NTAV Board (the Board) is calling for applications from interested persons for appointment to the NTAV Governance & Risk Committee (the Committee). The role of the Committee is to work with others to ensure the organisation’s corporate governance standards and internal controls are maintained. The Committee reviews and advises the Board on, all matters relating to the risk management framework and the NTAV’s internal governance and risk function.

The Board is seeking voluntary applications from persons:

  • Experienced in governance and risk management practices.
  • That have an understanding of not-for-profit organisational requirements.
  • With legal background or relevant experience who have knowledge of the non for profit sector.
  • Experienced or interested in areas including committees, risk management framework, compliance frameworks, business continuity management, reputation risk, privacy compliance, project risk, environmental risk, employment law, work environment — equal opportunity, health and safety, superannuation — the regulatory framework, case study and subject reviews.

The successful incumbent will bring experience of providing non-executive oversight of the governance, and risk and controls in an appropriately complex organisation. Combined with a track record of building productive relationships with a range of stakeholders, they will also appreciate the distinction between management and governance.

The Committee meets three times a year. Preparation and meeting attendance usually takes a half a day for each meeting.

Appointments are for up to three years and are expected to commence November 2021

For further information, please contact

Committee positions at the NTAV will be subject to a satisfactory Police Records check. To submit your expression of interest in PDF format, in strict confidence, please email

We aim to recruit a talented candidate and value diversity in background, skills and experience. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

How to apply


Please quote in application: Governance & Risk Committee Member via Pro Bono Australia.


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