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Non-Executive Director (voluntary)

Anika Legal
  • Position Type: Volunteer
  • Start Date: ASAP

THE OPPORTUNITY

Guide a not-for-profit legal tech startup to revolutionise the legal assistance sector and work towards its vision of a world where everyone can access justice.

  • Join the first group of non-executive directors as Anika’s board of directors transitions from its executive team to an independent board.
  • Play an integral role in pioneering new, innovative ways to provide access to justice through social enterprise, practical legal education, technology, and human-centred design.

WHY WE EXIST

There is an unmet need for community legal assistance.

Each year, over 600,000 Australians cannot access legal assistance but cannot afford it. And even those who are able to access legal assistance can struggle, with legal services commonly delivered in ways that can be difficult for regular people to understand.

There is also an unmet need for practical legal training.

Each year, thousands of law students miss out on practical legal training opportunities, even though they are willing to volunteer their time and services. These law students are eager to develop their practical skills before graduation and improve access to justice.

WHAT WE DO

We provide free, online legal assistance & practical legal training opportunities

We are a registered charity and social enterprise that envisions a world where everyone can access justice. And we work towards our vision by providing free legal assistance to the community through an online platform, which is powered by law students seeking practical legal opportunities through paid university programs.

Learn more about how Anika works, our organisation, and why our volunteers love working with us.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

You will contribute to the performance and good governance of Anika through effective oversight of its strategic direction, organisational risk, financial position, and performance of the CEO.

  • Contribute to strategic direction by annually setting strategic goals and guiding long-term strategic planning, with the CEO and key executives.
  • Monitor and drive organisational performance through oversight of the CEO, and providing constructive feedback on critical areas of the organisation.
  • Identify organisational risks and providing guidance in relation to their mitigation.
  • Ensure sound financial management of the organisation through 6-monthly reviewing of the financials and approving significant financial decisions.
  • Provide guidance to the CEO and key executives.
  • Accelerate Anika’s progress towards achieving strategic objectives by providing support as an ambassador of the organisation, and access to your networks.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

An individual who believes in Anika’s vision, who is passionate about social justice, and has extensive experience in technology, organisational or financial management.

Our ideal candidate will have some of the following:

  • A proven commitment to social justice/access to justice.
  • Experience in a senior leadership position including but not limited to: C-Suite executive (ideally CEO/CTO/CFO), head of engineering, financial controller, law firm leader, not-for-profit leader, or equivalent positions.
  • An extensive network, ideally relevant to the not-for-profit and legal sectors.
  • A passion for improving the not-for-profit sector through technological innovation or social enterprise.
  • Experience as a startup founder or early employee.

To learn more about the role, contact Noel Lim (CEO) at noel@anikalegal.com, using the subject line: Non-Executive Director (voluntary) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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