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Board Director for Common Equity NSW

Organisation : Common Equity NSW

Location : Sydney

Time required : 3 to 5 hours per month

Duration of project : 3 years

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, HR & Employment Services, Legal

Sector : Community Development, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Posted on : 26 Jun, 2020

About the role

The Board of Common Equity NSW (CENSW) is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Board Director.

About CENSW.

CENSW is a not for profit, Tier 2 Registered Community Housing Provider and peak body for Co-operative Housing in NSW. Formed in 2009 it oversees the function and operation of thirty two rental Housing Co-operatives across NSW managing over 500 properties.

CENSW is unique in the marketplace as the peak body for Co-operative Housing in NSW and offers a very different business model than other housing providers.

Board Directors must be able to work in an environment of discussion and debate, support the principles of Co-operation which govern the co-operative housing sector, endorse the values of the organisation, provide good governance and leadership and have a commitment to social and affordable housing.

CENSW seeks to assist low-income families and individuals to live better and obtain a brighter, secure future through access to housing they can afford. CENSW offers rental accommodation in Sydney metro and select regional areas for people who are in need of low-cost accommodation and who qualify for social or affordable housing.Co-operative housing provides excellent housing outcomes for people on low to moderate incomes.

About the role

The CENSW Board consists of Technical and Cooperative Member Directors with a wide range of skills and experience in finance, development, cooperative housing management, advocacy and project management.

CENSW is seeking someone who will:

  • contribute to governance activities and shape the direction of the organisation
  • offer individual expertise in the area of law, human resource management or marketing and communications and
  • have strong alignment with CENSW vision and values, together with the passion and time to commit to a 3-year term.

Directors are expected to attend 6 Board meetings per year as well as participate in one committee of the Board.

CENSW offers a nominal sitting fee for Board Directors.

CENSW is committed to achieving diversity on their Board of management and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ + people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to apply.

To apply for the Board Director role, please email your updated resume, including a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant experience you have to offer in the specialist areas to  marked ‘EOI for Board Director’ by 24 July 2020.

For more information on the role, please contact Nick Sabel, CEO on 0416 324 131. 


About the organisation

Organisation name : Common Equity NSW
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

For details concerning this role , please contact

Nick Sabel CEO

Phone : 0416324131

Email :

Please quote in application: Board Director for Common Equity NSW via Pro Bono Australia.


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