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Board Directors (Voluntary)

Better Renting

About Better Renting

Now in its third year, Better Renting has campaigned successfully to make rental laws fairer and is well on the way to growing a community of renters who are empowered to defend and extend their rights. Better Renting has also embarked on a journey to change our cultural narrative around renting.

Better Renting is an independent not-for-profit organisation focused on rental rights issues in Australia. We are building a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and healthy homes.

We emphasise the importance of stable, healthy and affordable homes, both by sharing stories of renters’ daily experiences and uncovering the injustices renters face in Australia through research. Our work is underpinned by the belief that renters are denied the rights and protections of homeowners and all Australians deserve a home – regardless of whether we own it or not – that keeps us healthy.

Find out more at https://www.betterrenting.org.au/.

About the opening

Our Board plays a crucial governance role for the organisation and is currently expanding to comprise up to eight volunteer non-Executive Directors and one Executive Director. We are currently seeking to fill multiple Board Director positions.

As a member of the Board, you will be expected to contribute to the broader strategic direction and oversight of Better Renting.

We’d like to hear from people who:

  • Share our bold and radical vision of rental justice
  • A commitment to and understanding of good governance and/or previous experience on a board or management committee
  • Experience in organisational leadership and strategy
  • An ability to understand and critically assess strategic plans, risk management plans, budgets and financial reports.
  • Experience steering an organisation towards a sustainable future
  • A supportive and collaborative mindset
  • Have a background in one or more of the following:
    • Financial management
    • Fundraising
    • Non-for-profit governance
    • Organisational management/leadership

Desirable competencies:

  • A strong familiarity with non-for-profit finances and accounting, including the ability to interpret financial reports, oversee budgets and financial reporting to a board
  • An ability to oversee financial strategy development and management, including demonstrated experience in maintaining healthy organisational financial status and sustainability
  • Skills and experience in organisational fundraising, growth and partnerships

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, people with disability & LGBTIQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsibilities are outlined in the attached Position Description.

Commitment required

Better Renting Directors serve a two-year term with eligibility for reappointment.

The Board currently meets bi-monthly by video conference on Tuesday evenings and face to face approximately once a year on a weekend (travel provided). Outside of Board meeting participation, it is expected that you will need to commit the equivalent of half a day to two days per month. The number of hours will fluctuate depending on Board priorities.

There is no requirement to be located in any specific location as Better Renting is a national organisation with Directors from across the country.

If you have any questions please contact chair@betterrenting.org.au using the subject line: Board Directors (Voluntary) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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