Fixed Term
Melbourne
Close Date: 30/04/2018
REF: ARCbmm0318
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Board Member – Migration expertise

Fixed Term
Melbourne
Close Date: 30/04/2018
REF: ARCbmm0318

Values-driven Board role

  • Influential Board role
  • Progressive and constructive Board
  • High performing Executive team

Background

The Australian Red Cross Society is committed to protecting and upholding the health, dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable migrants in Australia.

The Position

The Board Member will be responsible for contributing to the appropriate strategic direction for the Red Cross, as well as for the achievement of the highest standards of governance including ensuring the financial viability, solvency and sustainability of the organisation.

With a migration background, the new Board Member will bring relevant and contemporary thinking to support the organisation’s humanitarian approach to supporting refugees, people seeking asylum, stateless persons, people who are trafficked, people in immigration detention and other people who are vulnerable as a result of migration.

Red Cross is committed to preventing and reducing the vulnerability of migrants and protecting them against abuses, exploitation and denial of their rights. The Board Member will help ensure Red Cross continues to take a lead role in understanding, advocating and providing optimal solutions to help and support these at risk members of the community.

The Board Member will have a deep understanding about the journey of vulnerable migrants in Australia and will ideally have lived experience that will provide a basis for robust insight and meaningful contributions. As a contemporary thinker who has a high level of emotional intelligence, the new Board Member will be naturally collaborative and collegiate and will be a good educator and a passionate influencer. Further, s/he will have extensive experience in strategic risk management and/or operations, and will be equipped to carry out the statutory duties of a Board Member of a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012.

Red Cross Board Members are volunteers who do not receive payment for their services but do receive reimbursement for expenses incurred through their work for the Red Cross.

The Organisation

The Australian Red Cross Society is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. As a body independent of government; and with no political, religious or cultural affiliation, the organisation strives to improve peoples’ lives and build their resilience no matter who they are or where they live. The organisation supports and assists vulnerable people who have been impacted by migration, to gain opportunities and to access sustainable solutions for themselves and their families.

For more information visit: www.redcross.org.au

To apply – please  click on ‘Apply Now’ using reference ARCbmm0318, addressing your cover letter including statement of claim and resume to Liz Jones or Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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