About the role
Every board member is expected to have a strategic focus with a capacity for critical questioning with enthusiasm for working across a wide field of operation. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience/skill set and/or formal qualifications in:
- Clinical Practice and/or experience in Aged and Disability Care
- Property – development, planning, regulation and community housing
- Community and Charitable Services – welfare, disability and trauma/crisis
- Education and Child Development
Given the fields in which we work, board members are expected to be responsible persons who are able to obtain a NSW Working with Children Check. All board members are expected to undertake their governance in a manner consistent with the faith-based ethos of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
Board members are entitled to remuneration for part of their work and recognise that part of their work must be contributed voluntarily as required by key legislation. Board member expenses are reimbursed.
The meetings normally occur in Booragul, in Lake Macquarie but during COVID are conducted virtually.
About the organisation
The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has been serving the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW since 1847. In 2017, it established a skills-based board to oversee its work in aged care, education, disability, community services, and central administration. We are known regionally through our key brands of Samaritans and Anglican Care as well the four diocesan schools.
Led by the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle we are devoted to human flourishing in ways that are consistent with the Christian faith. With over 3000 workers, we provide services to thousands of people every week.
We have a strong leadership and management team with significant subject-matter expertise. We aim to be people’s choice of employer and service-provider.
We exercise trusteeship of a considerable asset portfolio and the combined budget of its organisations exceeds $200 million annually.
We have ten directors and 5 sub-committees (Audit and Risk, Governance and Remuneration, Care Governance, Finance – Budget – Investment, and Child Development).
The various entities governed by the Board are registered charities with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
Candidates seeking more information about Newcastle Anglican and the Board are welcome to contact the Board Chair, Bishop Peter Stuart at email@example.com and the Chair of the Governance and Remuneration Committee, Wayne Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone enquiries can be directed to the Bishops’ EA Alison Dalmazzone on (02) 4926 3733
How to apply
Interested candidates who match the above criteria should send a covering letter (no more than 1 page) and their current CV which outlines relevant experience for this role, to the Corporation Secretary and Registrar Ms Linda Wilson at LindaWilson@newcastleanglican.org.au by 30 September 2021 for review by the Governance and Remuneration Committee.
Please quote in application: Newcastle Anglican Corporation Board via Pro Bono Australia.