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Voluntary Board Director, Not for Profit Organisation

Organisation : The Currajong School

Location : Melbourne (Malvern East)

Time required : Six Board Meetings each year

Duration of project : Three years

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Finance & Accounting, Legal

Sector : Education & Training

Application closing date : 31 Jan, 2022

About the role

About Us

The Currajong School is a registered co-educational, independent specialist school located in East Malvern, catering for primary-aged students with specific needs, with a focus on social, emotional, and behavioural needs.

The school’s goal is to work intensively with children to develop the learning and coping strategies which will allow them to re-enter mainstream education with healthy self-respect, established work habits and acceptable behaviours. To achieve this goal, children are treated respectfully as individuals, given responsibility for their own behavioural choices, taught to be resourceful in solving problems and accepted as valued members of the school community.

The Opportunity

  • Do you have a passion to give back to the wider community?
  • Do you enjoy collaborating and contributing to improving the lives of others, and working with a passionate group of individuals?

As a member of the Board, you will be responsible for contributing to and supporting The  Currajong School in the following key areas:

  • The Vision, Mission, key Values and School Principles
  • The Strategic Plan and major directions
  • The appointment, provision of support and performance review of the Principal
  • Ensuring the School’s compliance with its legal obligations, specifically, “Ministerial Order 870 – Child Safe Standards – Managing the risk of child abuse in schools”
  • Determining and approving all policies governing School operations
  • Approving the annual School budget and long-term budget or financial projections/goals
  • Approving material expenditure outside the budget
  • Appointment of the independent auditor
  • Maintaining confidentiality and privacy in all matters relating to The Currajong School

About You

Ideally, you will have a strong and proven track record in the financial or legal field, with demonstrable skills which include the following areas; non-profit governance, communication, inter-personal, financial, analytical, strategic, educational, reasoning, empathy, relationship/people skills, listening & integrity.

  • You will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check (Vic) and provide a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.
  • Upon appointment as a Director, obtain a Director ID number via myGovID.

How To Apply

Submit a current CV and covering letter outlining details of your experience and why you would like to join the Board. Email your application to chairperson@currajong.vic.edu.au

Shortlisted applicants will be contact at the end of January 2022

About the organisation

Organisation name : The Currajong School

How to apply


Please quote in application: Voluntary Board Director, Not for Profit Organisation via Pro Bono Australia.


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