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Board Members / Non-Executive Director - Bendigo (Voluntary)

Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services

Commitment to diversity and equal opportunity

Multicultural Services is committed to equal opportunity. Multicultural Services encourages applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from multicultural backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

In an incorporated association, the role of Non-Executive Board member includes:

  • Perform any duty or function imposed on the Secretary as required under Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012;
  • Committing a minimum of 10 hours per month to LCMS activities including:
    • A 2.5-hour monthly board meeting
    • A monthly sub-committee meeting
    • Preparation time for board and sub-committee meetings (e.g. reading documents)
    • Attend activities that may be outside of business hours.
  • A minimum of 80% attendance is required at board meetings.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Governance

  • Comply with the terms of Multicultural Service’s Constitution and Board policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that appropriate financial policies and procedures are in place and fully documented.
  • Consider all issues before the Board carefully and in the organisation’s best interests.

Board Meetings

  • Attend all meetings, or (where unavoidable) provide advance notice of inability to attend.
  • Where Board papers are circulated in advance, read papers and consider issues before the meeting
  • Contribute to the discussion and resolution of issues at meetings.
  • Serve on other Board committees/working parties as required.

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

  • Assist with the organisation’s compliance with relevant government and non-government agencies. Ensure all legal and financial responsibilities are met and that finances are sound and operations are legal.
  • Select and oversee the CEO.
  • Avoid making any improper use of your Board position, or of any information acquired by virtue of your position, to gain any material advantage for yourself or any other person, or to harm the organisation.
  • Inform the Board immediately if you have any direct or indirect conflict of interest with Multicultural Services, or if there is an issue that may result in the perception of a conflict of interest.

General

  • Participate in Board induction processes and ongoing training as provided.
  • Act with reasonable care and in good faith in the best interests of Multicultural Services.
  • Treat all Board documents and information in the strictest confidence.
  • Well-developed commitment to the understanding of refugee settlement and multicultural issues and finding solutions from a regional perspective.
  • Provide purpose, leadership, direction, and a strategic vision.
  • Evaluate and improve its own effectiveness.
  • Review and update this document annually and prior to departing the role.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Required

  1. Well-organised and task-oriented.
  2. Ability to work well with CEO and other Board members in assisting with any meeting notices, minutes, records as requested.
  3. Willing to devote the necessary time and effort.
  4. Excellent spoken and written English, including experience in writing reports and public speaking.
  5. Strong understanding of, and commitment to, the values of Multicultural Services.
  6. Be at least 18 years of age.

Desirable

  1. Understanding of the current funding and fundraising context for the community sector in Victoria.
  2. Understanding of the needs of newly arrived communities.

Application instructions

For a detailed application form, please email info@lcms.org.au, using the subject line: Board Members / Non-Executive Director - Bendigo (Voluntary) application via EthicalJobs.

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