Civil Voices

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Posted : Monday, 26th February 2018 - 9:19 pm

Organisation : HerSpace

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 20 hours per month

Duration of project : Minimum 24 months

Contact Name : Megan Tucker

Contact Email :

About the Role

Job Purpose
The Chairperson is a key position within HerSpace and contributes to holding
and driving the long-range vision of HerSpace whilst ensuring the organisation is
running legally and in a financially sustainable way. The chairperson is
responsible for leadership of the Board, working with other Directors and
chairing Board meetings, as well as providing further support and mentoring to
the CEO.

Inside the Boardroom
● Chairing board meetings efficiently and shaping the agenda in relation to goals, strategy, budget and executive performance;
● Playing a significant role in Board development including purpose, goals and accountability;
● The provision of legal and financial oversight to the organisation and Board;
● Overseeing reports made by various Directors on the Board regarding
different areas of the organisation;
● Encouraging contributions by all board members and seeking consensus when making decisions;
● Motivating board members and where appropriate dealing with underperformance;
● Managing and being responsible for a calendar of all governance requirements overseeing due dates for all reports and other tasks;
● Overseeing negotiations for the CEO’s employment, the Board’s evaluation of the CEO’s performance and CEO succession planning;
● If and when necessary providing support and advice regarding dispute resolution amongst personnel

Outside the Boardroom
● Meeting regularly with the CEO and providing support to them in their role;
● Conducting regular environmental scans and remaining informed of any sectoral changes that may affect HerSpace in relation to governance;
● Being available to speak with significant stakeholders and prospective funders, as well as attend relevant events and promote the organisation.

Regular commitments
● Facilitating monthly Board meetings;
● Bi-Monthly meetings with the CEO at least one face to face;
● Attending and facilitating the Annual General Meeting;
● Attending HerSpace networking events and internal events to promote positive public relations.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : HerSpace
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

Position Description : Chair PD

For details concerning this role , please contact

Megan Tucker

Email :

Please quote in application: Chairperson of the Board of Directors via Pro Bono Australia.


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