About the Role
The GOMO Foundation has been growing steadily for the last few years, however the Board has undergone a recent skills refresh and requires a proactive, structured and dedicated Corporate Secretary to support the achievement of the Foundation’s goals.
GOMO’s vision is to build exceptional communities in Africa – to touch many thousands of lives in the most meaningful way by enabling deep educational opportunities and fertile learning environments. Our vision is that GOMO recipients will all go on to realise full and positive lives that in turn continue to inspire those around them to reach higher.
The Corporate Secretary role is a critical enabler of the GOMO Foundation’s success by managing the resources and processes required to drive a high-integrity governance environment.
This important role will work closely with all of GOMO Foundation’s Board members and the Chief Executive Officer to prepare for Board meetings, ensuring adherence to the Foundation to Australian not-for-profit corporate governance guidelines.
Responsibilities and Duties
– Fulfil the legal obligations, duties and responsibilities as an officer of the company in the capacity of a Company Secretary as set out in the Corporations Act.
– Act as a corporate secretary to assist the statutory Secretary with the legal obligations, duties and responsibilities as set out in the Corporations Act.
– Manage Board processes – Board and committee papers and circulation of agendas, minutes, discussion papers and proposals for the Boards and their committees. Assist with planning and preparation of governance meetings and activities as required.
– Organise and run the Annual General Meetings and Meetings of Members of the Gomo Foundation.
– Ensure the necessary registers are established and maintained in accordance with the Corporations Act.
– Ensure records of members’ and directors’ meetings are kept in compliance with the Corporations Act and the Gomo Foundation Constitution.
– Understand and ensure the Gomo Foundation complies with its statutory obligations, ensuring the requirements of ASIC, ACNC, Consumer Affairs Victoria and other regulators are met.
– Provide or procure advice for directors regarding application of the Corporations Act, company constitution and other legal and regulatory requirements.
– Development, implementation, communication and maintenance of compliance policies, processes and procedures.
– Advise the Board on good practice in corporate governance.
– Ensure the Board has all the information required to make informed decisions.
– Organise Board performance reviews.
– Manage director recruitment, induction and maintenance of a director’s manual including preparation and execution of Directors’ Deed of Access and Indemnity.
– Maintain director’s personnel files and ensure they are kept updated.
– Provide administrative support for the Chair and directors as requested.
Skills and Experience
– Strong organisational and communication skills.
– Assertive and structured individual with extensive experience in Board management
– Able to work remotely within flexible hours, across multiple locations in Melbourne
– Ability to think outside the square, be a self-starter, work autonomously when required and work well to deadlines
– Ability to work inside a strict corporate and regulatory environment (i.e. not-for-profit Board governance)
– Intuition and facilitation skills to understand and adapt to Board and Chief Executive Officer sensitivities
– Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement to Board governance structures
– Natural mind for risk mitigation
– Discretion for confidential information.
About the Organisation
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For details concerning this role , please contact
Sinead Booth - Chief People Officer
Please quote in application: Corporate Secretary via Pro Bono Australia.