- Job posted on: 18th Mar 2020
- Applications close:
Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited (GPAP) is committed to excellence in governance and therefore seeks suitability qualified individuals to join the board and contribute to the overall success of the organisation.
The GPAP Board is dedicated to fulfil our key strategic commitments outlined in the GPAP three year plan 2018-2020. Ultimately, upholding GPAP values, mission and purpose is critical as we work to 'ignite the shared social, political, economic and cultural power of people to win a just and healthy planet'.
This year presents a unique opportunity for the recruitment of 3 x new board members to join us and contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation over the next 3 years.
Candidates must have sufficient time to effectively commit to GPAP Board work (as a guide approximately 15 - 20 hours per month) and as a priority one of the following three areas of skills and experience:
Ideally candidates will also have:
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s (GPAP) head office is based in Sydney. It has an annual turnover of approximately $19 million (YE 2018). For more information about Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP), go to https://www.greenpeace.org.au.
The GPAP Board is above all else the guarantor of the integrity of the organisation.
GPAP Board Directors are:
The full range of GPAP Board member responsibilities is extensive. In summary, the GPAP Board is expected to exercise the following key responsibilities:
As a member of the board of a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), GPAP Board members have duties and responsibilities prescribed under the ACNC Governance Standard 5, which include:
It is essential that all applicants to the GPAP Board deeply consider the required time contribution to be an effective GPAP Board member.
GPAP Board applicants need to be able to have sufficient time to contribute to the Board work and participate on Board Committees (as a guide, 15 - 20 hours per month).
The GPAP Board meets at least six (6) times per year in Sydney, in person.
GPAP Board meeting cadence includes, a formal evening Board dinner the night prior to a full day Board meeting the following day.
Every GPAP Board member is required to be a member of the GPAP General Assembly (GA), an overarching governance body of GPAP with specific powers under the GPAP Constitution to make some decisions. The GA meets once (1) per year and a General Assembly update is provided shortly after each GPAP Board meeting. Nominees can apply for both application to the General Assembly and application to the Board at the same Annual General Meeting.