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Non-executive Director

Organisation : Workways Australia Ltd

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

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Community Support Services, Conservation & Environment, Disabilities, Employment Services, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Sep, 2021

About the role

 Workways Board

The Board is made up of a maximum of eight (8) Non-Executive Directors. Directors are generally appointed for a three (3) year term on a rotational basis, with appointments occurring annually. The Board’s annual calendar includes up to nine ordinary meetings. While most are held virtually, the Board meets in person at the head office in Bairnsdale, Victoria, four times a year. In addition to attendance at Board meetings, directors are required to serve on at least one Board sub-committee per year. Each sub-committee meets a minimum of four times per year. If required, directors must be willing and available to take part in additional meetings and teleconference calls.

Position Responsibilities

Within the overall responsibility for the effective governance and oversight of the organisation, directors are expected to participate actively in the following ways:

  • Determining, reviewing and maintaining the vision, purpose and values of the organisation.
  • Setting the strategic direction.
  • Monitoring the achievement of the strategic plan priorities.
  • Appointing and monitoring the performance of the CEO.
  • Approving annual budgets and effectively monitoring financial performance.
  • Oversight of risk identification and mitigation strategies.
  • Effective monitoring of service delivery performance.
  • Commitment to the ongoing improvement in quality and safety of service delivery.
  • Supporting effective engagement with key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, regulation and legal obligations.


The Board is responsible for ensuring that it has a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience to effectively govern the organisation. Applicants for director positions are required to have the personal qualities and a range of competencies related to the skills below that would enable an effective contribution to the duties and obligations of the Board. A strong understanding of corporate governance including the legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities is essential.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Workways Australia Ltd

Workways Australia Ltd is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that was 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 and complementary programs in Victoria, ACT, NSW and Queensland.

How to apply

Position Description : 2021 Director Role Statement 2021

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

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:

Submit your application to the Executive Assistant to the Board, Anne Cox, via email at by close of business on 27 September 2021.

General enquiries to Anne Cox via email:

 Please note interviews will be held virtually or in Bairnsdale, Victoria, on 18 and 19 October 2021 (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). Feedback will not be provided to applicants who do not gain an interview.

Downloads available from Workways’ website:

  • Nomination and Declaration form
  • Board Director Role Statement
  • Workways Australia Ltd Annual Report – 2020
  • Workways Constitution 2016

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


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