Senior Secretary - Fisher Leadership
Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 05/04/2021
REF: ARCsnr0321
Applications for this listing are closed

Senior Secretary

Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 05/04/2021
REF: ARCsnr0321

The Position
Australian Red Cross seeks to appoint a highly talented, values-driven individual to become its new Senior Secretary. This senior executive position is the key leadership role responsible for the coordination of activities between the Board, Committees and Executive ensuring an efficient, co-ordinated and effective relationship delivering strong governance outcomes between the Board, its Committees and the leadership of Red Cross.  You will be responsible for the conduct of Red Cross Board and Committee meetings, engagement with senior leadership in supporting the preparation and source of relevant information, facilitating seamless communication providing expert advice on relevant governance issues and the recording of the actions taking place.  In addition, you will be responsible for taking a lead role, partnering with General Counsel and the Board in the review of its constitutional rules for Red Cross in Australia.
In this full-time, permanent position, in part based in North Melbourne, the Senior Secretary reports to the President who chairs the Board. On day to day matters the Senior Secretary reports to the CEO and will provide practical advice and implement ways to continuously improve efficiencies in support of the Board and Committee practices and engagement with Red Cross’ leadership.
The successful candidate will have a well-developed understanding of contemporary governance compliance and procedures and be highly organised, pragmatic, know how to reach out to key stakeholders in the organisation and get things done as well as is astute in presenting practical solutions to enhance effective governance. As a dynamic individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills coupled with an eye for detail, the appointee will have a track record in supporting Executives/ Board on matters to be brought to the Board including on governance, strategy, compliance and best practice and will demonstrate experience with corporate policy making and interpretation of legislation/regulations. Naturally collaborative, the appointee apart from significant experience in navigating large organisations will hold a relevant university degree, law is preferred; with post graduate qualified professional membership of the Governance Institute of Australia and/or the Australian Institute of Company Directors being essential, be digitally savvy including with tools available to the Board and have the ability to navigate complex environments and come up with practical solutions to improve support for both the Board and the senior leadership team.
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.
For more information visit: redcross.org.au
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ using reference ARCsnr0321, 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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