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Organisation : Sports Environment Alliance

Location : Australia (Melbourne)

Time required : A minimum of 6 Board meetings are hosted from Melbourne, with a mix of virtual and face-to-face which run for approximately 2 – 3 hours. Additional meetings may be held when necessary.

Duration of project : 3 years

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Application closing date : 11 Oct, 2021

About the role

SEA has 5 director vacancies.  Three directors, whose terms are up this year, and who are eligible to renominate, have signalled their interest to stand for election. The remaining vacancies have arisen because of retirement and term expiry.


In order to strengthen the SEA Board, and contribute to continued growth, SEA has conducted a skills audit of the current board and is seeking nominations from you if you’re interested in joining the board generally  and/or have the following specific qualities, knowledge and experience.  


1. Sports Administration/leadership  


2. Environmental Science executive leadership


You will be passionate about the environment, and support SEA’s purpose as it works to make a difference across the sports industry.


You will work with an established board, CEO and small management team, who are committed to delivering continued growth. 


A minimum of 6 Board meetings are hosted from Melbourne, with a mix of virtual and face-to-face which run for approximately 2 – 3 hours. Additional meetings may be held when necessary. 


Being a voluntary role, SEA is seeking directors willing, and with the time, to be an active member of the Board, and attend SEA member events and functions to build member and stakeholder engagement. 


Each of these directorships is for a period of 3 years.


About the organisation

Organisation name : Sports Environment Alliance



Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) was established in 2015 to do more {for the world} with less {footprint} so people can continue to have places to play. SEA leads the sport industry’s engagement with the circular economy through education and inspiration for a more regenerative Australasia.


SEA is one of three alliances in the world (UK, North America, Australasia) which are leading the growing movement for environmental sustainability in, by and through sport.


SEA counts some of Australia’s leading sporting organisations as members, with membership growing annually. SEA’s profile and environmental credentials are highly valued with an engaged and action-orientated member and partner community.   


SEA connects its members to the global network of others doing great work; it values partnerships and has a loyal group of Ambassadors who promote its purpose and influence their followers to take action.


SEA is building on the spectacular success of its first 5 years to continue to grow membership, partners and sponsors in order to effect change at all levels in the sport industry and  community.


Since the UN Sport for Climate Action Framework was released in 2018, we have seen a growing number of Australian signatories and more attention directed towards working collaboratively to make positive change. 


The urgency has since increased with the release on 10 August 2021 of the IPCC’s latest report which is both a warning and an opportunity to galvanise a response to guarantee the future.


For more information about SEA please visit the website here.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

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


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