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Organisation : Jacaranda Housing

Location : Brisbane

Time required : approximatley 6 to 10 hours per month

Duration of project : 3 years

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Posted on : 3 Sep, 2019

About the role

Jacaranda Housing is a non-profit organisation that owns and manages community housing assets for those most at risk in the community. Jacaranda Housing is a public company limited by guarantee, is a registered charity holding PBI status and is governed by a Board of Directors that includes representatives from housed tenants.

As a National Regulatory System Community Housing (NRSCH) registered housing provider, Jacaranda Housing is emerging from a period of significant internal and operational growth. As of July 2019, Jacaranda Housing manages 79 properties, owned under agreement with the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works $39 million in property assets, employs three staff and has an annual turnover of approximately $1 million. Jacaranda Housing provides housing services in South-East Queensland.

These services include:

  • Housing Information & Referral
  • Long-term Community Housing
  • Board Structure

The Board structure includes a maximum of twelve (12) Directors are elected by the Company Members. Where casual vacancies arise, the board may appoint suitably skilled Directors until the following Annual General Meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer is not a Director; however, carries out the duties of the Company Secretary.

  • Meetings and Committees

Board Meetings are currently held every second month from 5.30 – 7.30 pm. and are located at the Yerrongpilly office. The current Board Committee structure is as follows:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Constitutional Change Committee

The Board Committee meetings are scheduled in the months between board meetings and as required per each committees Terms of Reference. In addition to the Board Committees, the Jacaranda Tenant Advisory Group (JTAG) comprised of housed tenants provides feedback to the Board on housing and services provided by the organisation. Additional membership on the JTAG is made up of the Chief Executive Officer with a rotation of one Board member to attend each meeting which is held bi-monthly.

Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Advocacy, Change Management, Community Specialist, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Public Policy, Governance and Leadership, Property Industry, Risk Management.

If you are interested in contributing to the community and delivering housing needs for marginalised and vulnerable people in South East QLD, please contact Jacaranda Housing today for a full board description and further information. Applications close on the 30th of September 2019.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Jacaranda Housing
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

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




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