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Committee of Management Members x2 (voluntary)

Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre

Who we’re looking for

  • Are you passionate about community?
  • Would you like experience in governing a not-for-profit?
  • Do you have experience in one of: Community development | Advocacy | Marketing and Communications | Governance | Risk management | Grant writing or Fundraising? (This is desirable and not-essential. Willingness to contribute and be involved is just as important!)

We have two vacant positions on our volunteer committee: Secretary and general member.

About Creeds Farm

Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre works with communities in Melbourne’s high growth suburbs of Epping North and Wollert in the City of Whittlesea. We provide opportunities for people to build community connections, for life-long learning, skills development, information sharing, social and recreational activities and community development. We are a charity and an Incorporated Association in Victoria and receive funding from State, Federal and Local governments, other charities and businesses. We employ staff, supervise volunteers, provide community programs and we own the building and land where Creeds Farm is situated. We are part of local, regional and state neighbourhood house networks.

Our values

Connection: We connect with each other and connect people to opportunities, support, learning and community.
Empowerment: We enable community participation and support self-awareness and people taking action to meet their needs.
Diversity: We celebrate people’s strengths, skills and potential, learn from each other and promote inclusiveness.
Welcoming: We are positive, kind and bring good will and good humour to all we do

What’s involved?

The Committee of Management ensures Creeds Farm fulfils its purpose, operates well as a neighbourhood house, remains solvent and complies with all legal, financial and ethical obligations. Committee members ensure sound governance and clear strategic direction for Creeds Farm.

Your commitment:

  • Prepare for, attend and contribute to regular committee meetings (meetings are two hours every six weeks).
  • Actively participate on at least one subcommittee or working group.
  • As needed, participate in consultation processes or liaise with MPs, local councillors or government officers.
  • Attend governance training as needed.
  • The Secretary is also responsible for preparing the agenda and taking minutes for each committee meeting, ensuring policies are reviewed and liaising with regulators (Consumer Affairs and ACNC)

Currently, the committee meets online on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. We’re located in Epping North.

Your skills and experience

  • Experience or interest in the operation or governance of community organisations or incorporated associations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience in at least one of community development, advocacy, marketing and communications, governance and risk management is desirable.
  • Ability to ensure appropriate record keeping including setting agendas, taking minutes and monitoring actions (for the Secretary)

Benefits of volunteering with us

The opportunity to contribute to the local community.
A practical experience in governing a small not-for-profit organisation.
A great addition to your resume.

want to know more

Please call Christina, Creeds Farm Chairperson on 0402 295 167 or go to creedsfarm.org.au.

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