Inaugural Independent Chair - Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd

Job Title: Inaugural Independent Chair - Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1807-90192_1532324771
Contact Name: Cameron Norton
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 23, 2018 15:56

Job Description

Moreland City Council is establishing Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd (MAH). MAH is a charitable entity created by Moreland City Council to support its commitment to increase the provision of affordable housing in the municipality. Specifically, its core purpose is "to provide relief to persons who are homeless or whose life circumstances render them vulnerable to loss of affordable and secure housing, by providing either directly or through partnership with other organisations, a range of affordable accommodation options in the City of Moreland". In its 2018/19 budget, Moreland committed allocations over four years from the Moreland Housing Reserve to support the operations of MAH.

Moreland City Council are seeking nominations for the inaugural Independent Chair of the board. We seek a person of exceptional qualities to establish and drive this company. Working in a constructive relationship with six other board members, you will establish MAH as an organisation that is resolute in its goal to while working through multiple and complex challenges.

The board will consist of seven Directors. These seven Directors make up the sole membership of the company. As per the constitutional arrangements, three must be appointed by way of a Council resolution, while the remaining four will be appointed by the initial board. Therefore Moreland City Council will propose three board members to council, including the Independent Chair, to create the initial board. The remaining approved EOIs will be transferred to MAH for their review and selection of candidates. The Chair and three directors are designated as "Independent" as are not appointed by a resolution of Council under MAH's constitution.

This position is critical to the establishment of the enterprise and will commence with bi-monthly Board meetings at a minimum, as well as attending various Council meetings or stakeholder engagement meetings. With this in mind we are ideally seeking an experienced Non-Executive Director, ideally having held Chair appointment/s in the past. You pride yourself on your governance skills and are comfortable acting as a spokesperson for the organisation having done so in the past.

Given your early involvement with this organisations establishment, you have a rare opportunity to truly make a difference and leave a legacy with the community!

Moreland City Council have engaged Davidson Executive as external advisors as part of Independent Chair recruitment process. To apply please go to and search for the job title in the Job Seekers tab or for further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515.