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Non-Executive Director

Community Housing Limited
  • Are you a high calibre Non Executive Director with a passion for housing?
  • New opportunity to join our Board of Directors 
  • Part time role, 6 - 10 meetings expected per year

About us

Community Housing (Vic) Limited (CHVL) is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making a positive impact in the housing sector. We are committed to addressing housing issues and supporting vulnerable populations by offering affordable and sustainable housing solutions to individuals and families in need.

At CHVL, our primary goal is to create safe, secure, and affordable housing options that empower individuals and families to thrive. With a focus on delivering high-quality service and outcomes, we manage over 11,000 new and existing properties across various communities. CHVL is driven by a collaborative team culture where every member plays a vital role in achieving our mission. 

About the role

CHVL is seeking to appoint an appropriately skilled and experienced independent, part-time Non Executive Director (NED).

The appointee must have a passion for housing and a clear commitment to achieving community housing outcomes together with a desire to provide culturally safe and appropriate housing to low-income persons and improved engagement and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The role requires attending approximately 6-10 board meetings per year.

The NED plays a vital role in corporate governance with a wide range of duties and responsibilities including:

  • Attend Board and Committee meetings. Meetings may be held either in person and/or online.
  • Provide experienced, sound advice to the Chair and Managing Director (MD).
  • Provide constructive scrutiny of policies, proposals and plans developed by CHVL and contribute to the development of strategy.
  • Support the executive leadership of the organisation while monitoring their conduct; in particular assist the Chair and MD to develop the organisation to meet its future challenges and responsibilities.
  • Constructively challenge and contribute to the development of strategy.
  • Scrutinise the performance of management in meeting goals and standards and monitor the reporting of performance and service quality.
  • Satisfy themselves that financial information is accurate, and that internal systems and controls are robust and defensible.
  • Ensure the Board acts in the best interests of the company, the public and other stakeholders and is fully accountable for all services provided and public funds used.
  • Assist in advancing the Group’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strive to create workplaces and service deliveries that are culturally safe and inviting. 

About you

First and foremost, to be successful in this role you must have a passion for housing and a clear commitment to achieving strong community housing outcomes.

You will also need:

  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of the responsibilities of a company director and a current Director Identification Number (DIN),
  • Strategic expertise with the ability to review strategy by constructive questioning and suggestion in order to contribute to the effective decision making of the board.
  • High level communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Board level experience in the private or public sector in a medium organisation.
  • Experience in providing housing and/or related services to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of the community housing sector as it relates to Victoria would be an advantage.
  • Diverse skills and knowledge including in; IT, commercial / corporate experience; accounting / financial management; experience in social and affordable housing development / management; or social research would be welcome.
  • The Board seeks to attract a diversity of skills and would welcome an NED with knowledge and/or experience in any of the following areas: accounting and/or strategic financial management skills; social and affordable housing development / management; or social research.

Satisfactory police, ASIC, and ACNC checks are required for all directors. CHL is an equal opportunity employer working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

To apply online, please click 'Apply Now'.

To be considered applicants must respond to the application questions and submit a cover letter and resume.

For a confidential conversation about the position please contact Shauna Larkin our Company Secretary [email protected] using the subject line: Non-Executive Director enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We look forward to hearing from you.

A position description is attached.

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