- Job posted on: 13th Jan 2021
- Applications close:
The Greenpeace Australia Pacific Limited (GPAP) Board is dedicated to upholding GPAP’s values, mission and purpose. These are critical as we work to project a compelling vision of an earth capable of nurturing life in all of its magnificent diversity and use our strengths to bring down the vested interests of the fossil fuel order that stand in the way.
This year the Nominations Subcommittee of the Board are undertaking a recruitment process seeking to identify one or more Board nominees who have a deep understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social context of the Pacific, and who might be suitable for membership of the Board either by co-option now or as candidates for consideration for election at the next AGM. We have some exciting work in the Pacific planned on the horizon and a board member with this skill set could be an invaluable addition to the team.
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 $18 million (YE 2019). For more information about Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP), go to https://www.greenpeace.org.au.
The following will be looked upon favourably (but are not mandatory requirements):
The GPAP Board is above all else the guarantor of the integrity of the organisation.
GPAP Board Directors:
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. During 2020 meetings were held virtually.
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 time.
Candidates should make their submission via the Recruiterflow form. Please upload an abbreviated resume (2 pages max) in PDF format. If this poses an accessibility issue please contact GPAP's company secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Non Executive Director (Voluntary) enquiry via EthicalJobs or at:
Greenpeace Australia Pacific
GPO Box 3307, Sydney NSW 2001
Upon initial assessment of applications, the GPAP Nominations Committee may seek to interview shortlisted candidates (virtually).
We value and support diversity: Greenpeace Australia Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and promotes an environment that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and Indigenous peoples from the pacific, people with disability, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this role.