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Board Directors - Illawarra (voluntary)


Employer: Community Resources
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Community Development, Finance & Accounting, Indigenous, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Recycling & Waste Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 01 October, 2019.
Applications close: 25 October, 2019.

About us

Community Resources (CR) is an Aboriginal controlled national community development organisation. Our vision is thriving communities that value people and planet, and our mission is to create jobs that make communities better.

Our vision and mission is lived through leadership of three environmental repair social enterprises – Resource Recovery Australia, Soft Landing and Green Connect; and provision of community services (including Helping Hands social enterprise, Homebase Youth and Aboriginal Services, Great Lakes and Manning Youth Homelessness Services, and WasteAid Australia).

We run specialist programs for Aboriginal people, former refugees and young people, though work to support and create jobs and employment pathways for any other individuals or groups in places that need them.

We operate 27 sites across NSW, QLD, VIC, WA and ACT. Our sites are predominantly in disadvantaged and regional communities, and our head offices are in Tuncurry and Port Kembla NSW.

You can find more information about CR on our website here.

Who we’re looking for

CR is seeking expressions of interest for a number of new Board Directors to provide a full complement to a Board determined to continue delivering on our vision and mission.

Your passion for what we do is an essential part of why you’ll want to join our Board.

Your experience will show us that you’ve previously contributed your expertise in governance practices to improve strategic and organisational outcomes. As we’ve gone through many changes in recent years, you’ll also enjoy contributing to enhancing governance processes.

Our rich cultural and social connections will see you committed to and well-versed in people practices (especially inclusion and diversity) and either have, or be willing to specifically develop, Aboriginal cultural competence.

As we’re looking for a number of Directors, we need for you to bring at least one or more of the following technical capabilities to our Board:

  • Financial governance
  • Working history or knowledge in waste, recycling, or Fair Food sectors
  • Board Governance processes and practices
  • Business development

We encourage further representation from the Illawarra region, however would accommodate great contributors from other regions.

What your commitment will look like

Your term will involve attending all board meetings and planning days, participation in one Committee, and undertake professional development.

The Board holds meetings six times per year (after hours). Committees meet between four to six times per year (during business hours) and Directors attend two days of planning early in the calendar year. Professional development is provided as required.

Our current Committees are:

  • Finance
  • Nomination and Performance
  • Risk and Audit
  • Safety and Wellbeing

Director positions are not remunerated. However, costs associated with attending meetings such as travel and accommodation are either arranged or reimbursable.

How to apply for this job

If you have enough information and to want to join, we’d appreciate your CV and covering letter detailing why this is going to be a great opportunity. You can send your expression of interest to jobs@communityresources.org.au using the subject line: Board Director application via EthicalJobs.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, as well as those with culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and anyone wanting to commit to improving the lives of others.

Please note Police and Working With Children checks will be required for you if successful.

For further information, please contact Claudia Cerroni on 0455 131 670 or jobs@communityresources.org.au.