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Non-Executive Director

Organisation : Scouts NSW

Location : New South Wales

Time required : 3 year term

Duration of project : 3 year term

Skill area : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Youth & Young People

About the role

The Scouts Australia NSW Board of Directors invites suitable candidates to apply for two (2) Non-Executive Director roles.


The Organisation

As part of a worldwide organisation, Scouts Australia NSW engages and inspires young Australians to develop confidence, resilience and leadership.

The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilling as individuals and play a constructive role in society.


The Positions

The Board comprises twelve (12) members of whom six (6) are Ex Officio Directors and six (6) are Non-Executive Directors. Two (2) Non-Executive Director positions on the Board of Directors are to be filled at the Scouts NSW AGM to be held on Saturday 17 July 2021.

Non-Executive Directors should be nominated on the basis of appropriate qualifications, experience and skills. AICD qualifications or equivalent will be highly regarded.

Board Members are not remunerated by Scouts NSW.

In order to provide an appropriate mix of skills across the Board membership, candidates with the appropriate experience and skills are being sought for the following positions in 2021:


Corporate Governance

For this skill set, candidates must show a demonstrated understanding of, and experience in, developing and overseeing mechanisms that ensure legislation compliance and the implementation of good corporate governance, including demonstrated experience in and an understanding of:

  • Members’ roles and responsibilities under Australian Corporations Law
  • Corporate Governance Policy development
  • Conflict of Interest Policy and Practices
  • Audit processes
  • Division of roles and responsibilities between Governing Boards and Executive Management.
  • The role of Board Chair

Please note; this call for nominations seeks candidates with proven experience as a Board Chair. The candidate is elected as a Non-Executive Director only, not as the Board Chair. The Board of Scouts NSW elects the position of Board Chair.


Property Management

For this skill set, candidates must show a demonstrated understanding and experience in:

  • Physical asset management
  • Property law and contracts
  • Property budgets
  • The implications of property management and performance on the short and long term viability and effectiveness of an organisation
  • The role and function of financial and compliance auditing.


The Candidate

Candidates must be aged 18 years or older and be eligible to apply for a current Working With Children Check. Board Members are required to sign a Director’s letter that recognises their commitment to the values and ideals of Scouting, including the Scout Law and Promise. Directors are also required to abide by the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics for Adults in Scouting.


Competencies, Duties and Obligations

Director core competencies are:

  • Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management mindset
  • Strategic and flexible thinker
  • Knowledge of Governance
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collaborative approach
  • Independence of mind
  • Appreciation of the values of Scouting

As a Director you will be expected to:

  • Understand your legal duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act, 2001
  • Be accountable for your performance and conduct as a member of the Board
  • Actively support the strategic direction and priorities of the Chief Commissioner and Scouts NSW


To Apply for a Non-Executive Position

  1. Download the Non-Executive Nomination Pack here.
  2. Complete the on-line nomination form here and upload supporting documents.

Nominations for Non – Executive Directors close at 5 pm on Monday 17 May 2021.
Nominations received after this time will not be considered

Any questions can be directed to the CEO’s office at Scouts NSW at or on 02 9735 9000.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Scouts NSW
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

CEO's Office

Phone : 02 9735 9000

Email :

Please quote in application: Non-Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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