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Board Members x2

Employer: Families Australia
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 14 December, 2018.
Applications close: 29 January, 2019. (Expired)

Families Australia is a national, independent, not-for-profit, peak organisation that works to improve the wellbeing of Australian families, especially those experiencing the greatest vulnerability and marginalisation. We do this by providing policy advice to the Australian Government and Parliament on behalf of more than 800 member organisations around Australia. Our work is organised around three important ideas, namely, that Australia will be a fairer and more equitable and compassionate nation if we better protect and value children, if all families irrespective of their form are strengthened, and if there are genuine and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We play a national leadership role in advancing the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, convening the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing, and managing National Families Week. We are also developing new policy thinking about the implications for families and communities due to the changing nature of work.

We seek applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill up to two co-opted Board positions for a period of up to three years (with the possibility of renewal of term). The Families Australia Board consists of up to twelve members, two of whom are co-opted. The key responsibilities of the Board are to set strategic directions, monitor performance and ensure that the organisation meets agreed priorities and obligations. The Board meets face-to-face four times a year and has three sub-committees that meet via teleconference. The role is a volunteer position. The costs of travel and accommodation to attend meetings are met by Families Australia. Board meetings are usually held in Canberra.

Families Australia is particularly interested in appointing up to two co-opted Board members who have expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.
  • The changing nature of work and its potential impact on families and communities.
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities.
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