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Board Recruitment 2019

Environment Victoria is seeking three non-executive directors to join the Environment Victoria Board.

Environment Victoria’s vision is that Victoria is a global leader and national catalyst for solving the climate crisis, and a model for a thriving, sustainable society that protects and values nature.

To help us achieve our ambitious vision, we are seeking three new, voluntary, non-executive directors to join the Environment Victoria Board. We want our Board to reflect the diversity of our community, and are actively seeking talented, skilled volunteers across a range of ages and backgrounds, including people who identify as First Nations, or come from multicultural backgrounds.

If you are interested in joining the Environment Victoria Board but are concerned there may be an experience, age or cultural barrier to you being an effective Environment Victoria director, please reach out to talk to us. We are committed to dismantling barriers to participation, including changing our own practices, assumptions and attitudes to ensure an inclusive and culturally safe workplace for directors.

Where possible, we will support and mentor candidates who have the right skills and values but lack experience.

Having reviewed our current board composition, we are specifically looking for people to bring expertise in a number of Key Expertise Areas. We are not expecting any one person to fulfil all of these attributes, which include:

  • Legal skills
  • Understanding of environmental policy, politics and science
  • Understanding of social movements and processes of social change
  • Experience across community organising and campaigning
  • Representation of diversity: across age and cultural backgrounds

The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to our values, as well as the enthusiasm and time commitment required to volunteer as an EV Board member.

As a Board member, you will be responsible for supporting the organisation to develop and oversee implementation of our ambitious vision. You will contribute expertise and advice to the CEO and senior leadership team across matters including operations, finance and risk, environmental challenges, governance, fundraising, communications and media, business and planning.

Our Governance Requirements

Environment Victoria is governed according to its Rules of Incorporated Association (Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Victoria)). Under the Rules of Association, the Environment Victoria Board is given wide powers to provide leadership in the pursuit of the objects of the Association.

The Board delegates all management responsibilities to the Chief Executive Officer, who has wide management authority, which is limited and guided by the organisation’s policies, the Board and sub-committees of the Board.

Click here for more information about Board responsibilities and here for a copy of the Position Description.

To Apply
Applications should include a short (max. 2 pages) statement addressing the Position Description and the Key Expertise Areas identified above, and be emailed to boardrecruitment@environmentvictoria.org.au by COB Friday, 1st November 2019.

For more information, contact Environment Victoria on 9341 8100.