Female Board Chair

Job Title: Female Board Chair
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-10-08
Reference: JO-1806-89815-1
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 09, 2018 11:54

Job Description

  • Seeking an experienced female Board Chair
  • Inspirational and innovative Not-For-Profit committed to changing lives
  • This is an un-paid voluntary board appointment so it’s your opportunity to give back
Our client, an inspirational and innovative Not-For-Profit, is seeking a female Chair to lead their Board.
To be considered for this incredible opportunity, we’re seeking female applicants with previous board Chair experience, a strong commitment to social justice and community well-being and an appreciation / understanding of migrant and multicultural communities. We are seeking an articulate communicator with the confidence to lead a board meeting and to liaise collaboratively with members of the board, the CEO and key stakeholder groups. Furthermore, we are seeking an innovative and strategic thinker who demonstrates a strong commitment to corporate governance. (Please note, our client has an Equal Opportunity Exemption (A123/2012) and requests applications from females only.)
Key responsibilities of the Chair will include:
  • Providing strong and visionary leadership to the Board;
  • Facilitating the linkage of information between the Board and the CEO;
  • Facilitating collaborative discussions by the Board Members;
  • Providing effective and sound corporate governance;
  • Providing leadership, vision and business acumen;
  • Providing strategic direction and identifying organisational growth opportunities;
  • Providing innovative / new ways of thinking;
  • In conjunction with the CEO, seeking to ensure that communications and relationships with funders, stakeholders and the public are accurate and effective;
  • Ensuring the organisation meets all performance, risk and compliance requirements and obligations;
  • Seeking to ensure that the information provided to the board is relevant, accurate, timely and sufficient to keep the board appropriately informed of the performance of the organisation and of any developments that may have a material impact on the organisation or its performance;
  • Promoting and enhancing the profile and reputation of the organisation;
  • Representing the organisation as key spokesperson for media and key events;
  • Acting honestly and in good faith at all times and in the interests of the organisation.
To apply, please upload your CV or for further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587 or Sandra Kerr on (03) 9929 9528 who are managing this recruitment process.