Secretary - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 28/09/2021
REF: ARCsec0321
Applications for this listing are closed


Close Date: 28/09/2021
REF: ARCsec0321
  • Hands on Secretary role in prominent humanitarian organisation
  • Provide contemporary governance expertise to President, Board and Committees
  • Drive efficiency and effectiveness of Board and Committees

The Position
The Australian Red Cross (ARC) seeks to appoint a highly talented, values-driven individual to become its new Secretary. The position will support the Society Secretary & Chief Governance Officer in ensuring that statutory obligations are being met as well as ensuring the efficient and effective operation of all ARC Board and Committee meetings, facilitating seamless communication and providing expert advice on relevant governance issues.
In this full-time, permanent position, the Secretary is a lead governance specialist for the organisation. Interfacing with Board Directors and senior Executives, the Secretary will provide key advisory support on all aspects of corporate governance and company secretarial practice in line with internal policies with a focus on continuously improving Board and Committee practices.
Tertiary qualified and equipped with strong legal knowledge, the successful candidate will have a well-developed understanding of contemporary governance compliance and procedures, Recognised as a dynamic individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills coupled with an eye for detail, the appointee will have a track record advising Executives/Board of Directors on matters of governance, compliance and best practice. Experience with corporate policymaking and interpretation of legislation/regulations in complex, fast paced environments is essential. Naturally collaborative, the appointee will also be digitally savvy and have the ability to navigate complex environments and provide solutions. Qualified professional membership of the Governance Institute of Australia and/or the Australian Institute of Company Directors preferred.
The Organisation
Australian Red Cross 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.
Australian Red Cross has a complex governance structure that includes a National Council, a Board and various Board Committees that between them hold a large number of meetings and actions from those meetings.
As an organisation that is built on the power of humanity, Australian Red Cross actively seeks inclusiveness, diversity and equality in its workplace. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds, abilities and identities are encouraged to apply for these vacancies.
Australian Red Cross staff are required to adhere to the 7 fundamentals of the Red Cross – Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
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To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ using reference ARCsec0321, addressing your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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