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Board Director (Voluntary)

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Organisation : RSL NSW

Location : Sydney (Sydney CBD)

Time required : 10-12 hours per month plus full day Board meetings bi-monthly

Duration of project : 2 years

Sector : Veterans, Ex-Service Men & Women

Application closing date : 9 Jul, 2021

About the role

Key Responsibilities

While serving on the RSL NSW Board, all Directors are expected to:

• share responsibility with the other Directors for the direction and effective control of RSL NSW.

• bring independent judgment to bear on issues of RSL NSW strategy, performance, present and future availability and utilisation of resources and standards of conduct.

• set values and standards for RSL NSW.

• ensure that the necessary financial and human resources are in place to enable RSL NSW to meet its goals and objectives.

• monitor the performance of executive management in meeting agreed goals and objectives.

• be familiar with the corporate governance policies and principles which have been adopted by the Board, and take a leadership role in ensuring these remain current and effective.

• satisfy themselves as to the adequacy and integrity of financial and other reporting to the Board and members.

• satisfy themselves that systems for identification and management of risks are robust and appropriate; and

• make themselves available, if called upon, to serve as a member of committees established by the Board.

Directors are also more generally expected to travel from time to time for the purposes of supporting and representing RSL NSW at commemorative events and in assisting to promote RSL NSW strategic objectives.

This is a voluntary role.

Essential Criteria
To meet the selection criteria you must:
• Be a service member of RSL NSW (as defined in the RSL NSW Constitution) and not in an Office Holder position of any RSL NSW sub-Branch or District Council.
• Demonstrated interest in the mission and activities of RSL NSW and its members.
• Have strong experience and understanding of corporate governance principles
• Have the capability to generate the respect of members and the public.
• Have the capacity to represent RSL NSW.
• Demonstrate relevant professional qualifications, with a preference towards Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field.

Desirable Criteria

• Experience on a not-for-profit Board.
• Understanding of the RSL NSW model: national versus state roles and responsibilities in a federated governance structure.
• Understanding of member-based organisations and the role of volunteers.
• Active membership and/or be a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

About the organisation

Organisation name : RSL NSW

About RSL NSW

The Returned and Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch (RSL NSW) was formed in 1917 and currently has over 30,000 members in 348 sub-Branches throughout New South Wales.

Our Vision

To be ‘One RSL’ in NSW by 2025 – and the leading and most respected veteran support organisation

Our Purpose

To ensure that veterans and their families are respected, supported and remembered.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.


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


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