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Organisation : INCH Housing Inc.

Location : Brisbane

Time required : 1-8 hours per week

Duration of project : Minimum 12 month committment

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Posted on : 16 Sep, 2019

About the role

INCH’s Board is seeking Board members who has demonstrated experience in specific industries, experience in governance for a charity association and who has a keen interest in the Community Housing industry.

The Board is seeking 4 x Board members in any of the following industries, these are

  1. Fundraising                     2. Client Services              3. Real Estate Experience 
  2. Portfolio Development  5. Legal  Services              6. General Board Member

About INCH Housing Inc.

Our Vision:

To provide safe, affordable, accessible housing for all people in South East Qld.

Our Mission:

To assist people to successfully retain safe, affordable and secure housing.

Our clients, are people who have high or very high needs (as defined by the Department of Housing and Public Works) and identify as belonging in one or more of the following target groups:  People with disabilities or mental health issues; Indigenous people; people escaping domestic violence; homeless people; youth and older people; low income single people and people from international cultures.

INCH’s partners are: Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works and Brisbane City Council for funding and Portfolio management.

A diverse range of community services, government agencies and local businesses, who provide support options and assistance to our clients.

Local businesses and commercial services to assist with implementing property and tenancy services to our clients.

Overview of Board Member Role and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for and attend Board meetings
  • Take responsibility for any delegated tasks that arise from Board meetings
  • Be an active participant in Board sub-committees as established from time to time to meet Strategic goals
  • Act within the ‘authority’ of the Board
  • Be familiar with governance responsibilities and liabilities associated with being a Board Member specifically with respect to statues of both federal and state jurisdictions.
  • Be familiar with INCH policies and assist in developing new policies and/or evaluating existing policies



  • You must have a genuine interest in participating at a governance level to assist INCH operations to provide community housing services to the most vulnerable people in our community
  • Your skills, knowledge and/or experience must demonstrate that they assist INCH with implementing its Business Plans and Strategic Goals
  • You must have the ability to work within the pace of a charity association, one with many restrictions – limited human resources, high housing program guidelines, high regulatory requirements and limited un-allocated finances.
  • You must possess the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with a range of people and continuously promote a culture of mutual respect.
  • You must be able to commit to a minimum of 12 months service on the Board.
  • You must be able to attend at least the minimum required scheduled BoardMeetings (8 -12 meetings per annum which are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month).
  • You must be able to contribute approximately 1 – 4 hrs per week to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Board member
  • Involvement in implementing INCH’s Business and Strategic goals, average is around 1 – 4 hrs per week.

If you are interested in being involved with INCH Housing Inc.  Your next step is to obtain additional information from INCH. 

We have an Board Applicant Kit that we can send to you, please email INCH’s Board Secretary, Peter.


About the organisation

Organisation name : INCH Housing Inc.
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Board Member – INCH Housing Inc. – various positions via Pro Bono Australia.


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