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Board Member

Organisation : Playgroup Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Children

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 19 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Playgroup Victoria

Playgroup Victoria is an incorporated association committed to helping all Victorian families discover the benefits of playgroup and is a not for profit organisation funded by membership, fundraising and government grants. Playgroup Victoria is proud to have supported over 2,000 Playgroups and more the 10,000 families to engage and make a difference in the lives of future generations. Our objective is to nurture young children, support and connect families, and build stronger communities through high quality playgroups across the state.

About the role

  • Opportunity to share your expertise with a friendly, future-focussed organisation dedicated to connecting families and communities to raise children through play
  • Applications particularly welcome from highly experienced professionals with a finance / early childhood background
  • Remuneration: Expenses Paid including on-going professional development

  About the Opportunity

Playgroup Victoria is seeking to appoint Non-Executive Directors to their established governing Board. This is an excellent opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join a passionate team on a voluntary basis, and help develop and shape an exciting future for playgroups.

Essential skills include the ability to think and influence strategically and a capacity to work collaboratively with other Board members and the CEO. Most importantly, the successful candidates will demonstrate a clear understanding of and passion for the work that playgroups do for children, families and the broader community. A commitment to the strategic vision and values of Playgroup Victoria, as well as knowledge of not-for-profit and the community services sectors is required. An AICD qualification would be highly regarded.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering an environment that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. Appointments will be made based upon the need to ensure that there is an appropriate mix of skills, experience and diversity on the Board. While the Board currently boasts a diverse range of experience, we are specifically seeking skills, abilities and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Corporate governance
  • Early childhood education, research and policy development
  • We encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Those appointed would need to be able to commit the necessary time to satisfactorily meet their responsibilities (estimated time commitment is Board meeting attendance to be held in Melbourne once every 6 weeks, as well as the occasional meeting in between and other board and committee work). Travel and professional development expenses will be paid by Playgroup Victoria.

For a confidential conversation regarding this opportunity, please contact Margot Gallagher on 0418229789 or email your CV and covering letter addressing the requirements referenced above, to  

How to apply

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to


Please quote in application: Board Member via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Board_and_Committee_Members
Sector: #Children


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