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Board Member (Voluntary)

Organisation : Barwon Community Legal Service

Location : VIC Regional

Time required : Board Meetings occur approximately every two months and new board members will be expected to join and contribute to Board Committee which meet quarterly.

Duration of project : Initial 3 year appointment

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Consulting & Strategy, HR & Employment Services, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Other

Posted on : 12 Mar, 2021

About the role

The Organisation
BCLS is an independent not-for-profit community-based organisation, serving the local government areas of City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliff, Surfcoast Shire, Colac Otway Shire and some regions of Golden Plains Shire since 1986. The service is an incorporated association governed by an independent Board of Directors and receives funding from a number of sources to deliver services across a range of program areas.

Services currently offered include legal information, referral, advice, casework, social work and education for members of the local community. Our model of service provision ensures that work undertaken is reviewed for emerging patterns and trends, and that issues requiring structural change or political intervention are identified and addressed through advocacy, community education and social policy initiatives.

BCLS is led by a skills-based Board and is comprised of an Independent Chair, and up to nine other independent Board members.

The Role

Working with your fellow directors and the CEO you will contribute to and oversee the achievement of strategic objectives, whilst remaining accountable for the organization’s overall performance. Board appointments are for an initial term of three years. Board Meetings occur approximately every two months and new board members will be expected to join and contribute to Board Committee which meet quarterly.

Skills Required Candidates must be able to demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking and experience in your particular field at senior level. You must have a commitment to social justice. Candidates with expertise in the following skills will be highly regarded although these are not essential;

    1. Human Resources; or
    2. Monitoring and Evaluation of projects; or
    3. Communications and Media experience.

You are also expected to bring;

    • Understanding of corporate governance principles and financial literacy at senior level
    • Alignment with the role of the organisation to drive a reform agenda
    • Communication, stakeholder management and negotiation skills
    • Capacity to devote time and energy to the role of a board director

About the organisation

Organisation name : Barwon Community Legal Service
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Position Description : Board positions March 2021

For details concerning this role , please contact

Phone : 1300430599

Email : ceo@barwoncommunitylegal.org.au


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


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