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Non-Profit Board Legal & Company Secretary (voluntary role)

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Organisation : Seaside Scavenge

Location : New South Wales

Time required : one full day monthly + board meetings

Duration of project : 2 year contract

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Posted on : 16 Oct, 2020

About the role

Seaside Scavenge is a registered non-profit organisation with DGR status. In 5 years Seaside Scavenge has grown from a small idea of connecting unaware people with litter in their waterways into a financially viable NGO. The Scavenge events have empowered over 7,500 (majority aged 25-34yrs) in  close to 50 communities across Australia to remove 13.4 tonnes of litter and 196,766 cigarette butts as  well as engage 498 local businesses to become waste-wise.

We are on a mission to inspire Australians to reimagine rubbish as a resource. Currently, searching for a passionate, reliable and experienced individual to join the team as legal advisor to the Seaside Scavenge board.


Legal and Secretarial Functions:

  • Give accurate and timely counsel to directors on a variety of legal topics (employment law and workplace health and safety, sponsorships, privacy, intellectual property, non-profit finance etc) ;
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance;
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues;
  • Draft and review agreements, contracts and other legal documents;
  • Maintain current knowledge of changes in relevant legislation, and;
  • Maintain records of board meetings and ensure effective management of organisation’s records; managing and distributing minutes. 


Board Attributes and Skills:

  • Representing Seaside Scavenge to stakeholders, acting as an ambassador to network and fundraise for the organisation;
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity;
  • Open and engaging interpersonal skills to communicate effectively;
  • Engaged commitment; exhibits genuine interest in Seaside Scavenge;
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information;
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments, and;
  • Is an active participant in the board’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.



Email Chair – Tanya Jackson at with subject line ‘EOI Legal Director Position’ by COB 29th October and attach:

  • Cover letter detailing your passion for joining the Scavenge board (1 page)
  • Resume addressing above & listing relevant board experience (2 pages)

About the organisation

Organisation name : Seaside Scavenge
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Non-Profit Board Legal & Company Secretary (voluntary role) via Pro Bono Australia.


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