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Wounds Australia – Board of Directors Vacancies

Posted : Tuesday, 16th January 2018 - 12:42 pm

Organisation : Wounds Australia

Location : Australian Capital Territory

Time required : 28 February 2018

Duration of project : On-going

Contact Name : Anne Buck

Contact Phone : 1800870855

Contact Email : anne.buck@woundsaustralia.com.au

About the Role

Board of Directors Vacancies

Independent, non-elected Directors

Almost half a million Australians suffer from chronic wounds and wound care costs the health system $2.5b per year. Wounds Australia is the peak body for wound management in Australia. We work to improve wound care and management through advocacy, public awareness campaigns, education and research.

Wounds Australia formed in 2015 with the merger of all state and territory Wound Management Associations, and employed its inaugural CEO in 2016. We have nearly 3,000 members including nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, medical professionals as well as scientists, and organisations providing wound products or services. We are a company limited by guarantee and a health promotion charity.

Wounds Australia is seeking to appoint independent Board Directors to help guide our organization through an exciting period of expansion. We are looking for dynamic, experienced and influential Board Directors whose values align with Wounds Australia’s mission to advance wound management. In particular, the Board is seeking individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • marketing and fundraising,
  • legal experience,
  • finance or accounting, and
  • information technology & digital strategy.

About the role

These are non-remunerated voluntary positions, requiring demonstrated track record in the following areas:

Knowledge of a Director’s responsibilities – understanding the role of a Board Director and its legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities. AICD qualifications are highly desirable.

Governance and strategic performance – ensuring effective Board governance and strategic performance processes are in place contributing to a high performing Board.

Finance, audit and risk – comprehending the company’s accounts and financial material presented to the Board, financial reporting requirements and some understanding of corporate finance and risk management.

Strategic expertise – reviewing the strategy through constructive questioning and suggestion, contributing to the effective decision making of the Board .

Managing people and achieving change – experience in current management thinking on branding, engagement, strategic vision and stakeholder communication.

Wounds Australia will provide support, induction and training for new Board members. Wounds Australia will arrange and meet the cost of necessary accommodation and travel meet the cost of meals and incidental expenditure, such as taxi fares for Board member to attend meetings and other Wounds Australia business.

Board Directors are required to attend 4 face to face board meetings, usually held on a Saturday, and 4-6 teleconference meetings held after hours. In addition, Board Directors are expected to participate in sub-committees, and other Wounds Australia activities.  

To apply

To submit your application, please send a letter outlining your skills and experience and a copy of your resume to Anne Buck, Wounds Australia CEO, anne.buck@woundsaustralia.com.au.

For more information or a confidential discussion, contact Anne Buck on 0400 995 086.

Closing date

Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2018 and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Wounds Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Anne Buck

Phone : 1800870855

Email : anne.buck@woundsaustralia.com.au


Please quote in application: Wounds Australia – Board of Directors Vacancies via Pro Bono Australia.


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