Board Members - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 30/10/2023
REF: CEVbrd1023
Applications for this listing are closed

Board Members

Fixed Term
Close Date: 30/10/2023
REF: CEVbrd1023
  • Provide oversight, leadership and advice
  • Contribute to the outcomes of Catholic education in Victoria
  • Multiple positions, commencing late 2023


The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) seeks experienced individuals to help establish and lead CECV governance processes and standards as members of the CECV Board.

The CECV Board plays a key role in setting the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring operation in accordance with the strategic plan, good governance, and the expectations of the Bishop Members. The Board oversees ongoing development and a culture of continuous improvement to ensure that outstanding, quality education remains at the leading edge, providing opportunities for all Victorian Catholic school students. Facilitating the effective function of CECV, the Board promotes and monitors the organisation’s culture and, in conjunction with the Executive Director, communicates the views of CECV to the government, Victorian Catholic School community, broader stakeholders and the public.

With a strong commitment to the development of an education sector that is grounded in the teachings and principles of the Catholic faith, the ideal candidates will bring skills in education or education administration or policy; finance, audit and risk; child safety; strategy, governance and leadership; legislative and regulatory compliance; employee relations or technology innovation. With previous board experience and governance expertise, prospective Board members will have a values-based approach and an enthusiasm to contribute to excellence in Catholic education outcomes in Victoria. The appointees will demonstrate outstanding communication skills, with the ability to influence and lead the conversation to promote Catholic education in Victoria. Experience in the implementation and compliance of policy and legislation will be highly regarded, as will an awareness of the organisation’s legal and legislative requirements.

CECV Board meetings are held six to eight times per year and members will also be expected to participate in one or more of the Board’s sub committees. Members are appointed for an initial term of up to three years.

The successful candidates will be personally aligned with the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education and to CECV’s values of fairness, transparency, integrity, and Christian concern for all.

The organisation

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) is the peak body for Catholic education in Victoria. Established in 1973 by the Archbishop of Melbourne and the Bishops of the Ballarat, Sale, and Sandhurst dioceses, it was incorporated in 2006 and acts as the voice of Catholic education in state and national matters.

CECV receives and distributes funding from state and federal governments for Catholic schools, provides strategic leadership and planning, and ensures proper governance in Catholic education statewide. It is responsible for sector leadership in education integrity and governance and has a Memorandum of Understanding to act as a Review Body for Catholic schools with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). As a Review Body, CECV supports, reviews, and monitors the compliance of Catholic schools with all registration, reporting and other requirements under relevant laws.

CECV is currently engaged in a significant organisational redesign, the overriding objective of which is to establish a robust and sustainable CECV for the future.

For further information about CECV, please visit:


To apply: Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference CEVbrd1023, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call 1300 347 437 or +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.

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