intertwine is a not-for-profit harm-prevention organisation seeking five alternate volunteer Board members for a two-year term. 

You will join a small but enthusiastic team of people working to create social justice transformation through training and education, networking and communities of practice and community resources. You’ll also receive plenty of mentoring and support in this position, so don’t worry if you feel you may not have extensive previous experience in a similar role!

About us

intertwine envisages communities, organisations and services that are inclusive & just, in a participatory society where all people have health, wellbeing, representation & self-determination.

intertwine supports organisations to achieve this vision through assistance in developing and implementing appropriate intersectional policies and structures, delivering diversity, inclusion and consent training and workshops and providing HR support.

 

The role

Responsibilities

  • Attend Board meetings shadowing a particular Board member
  • Act as proxy when a Board member is absent
  • Report to the Board member any issues requiring action following an absence

Board member responsibilities

  • Oversee, approve and monitor strategic vision and direction
  • Evaluate the performance of the Managing Director (MD) annually
  • Monitor the integrity of financial systems and reporting of the organisation
  • Oversee risk management and legal compliance of the organisation
  • Provide strategic advice and direction to the MD
  • Provide high level strategic and financial advice aligned with individual experience and professional background
  • Be an advocate for the organisation and promote its mission and values to communities.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be considered on the following criteria:

Essential:

  • An interest in learning best practice governance standards;
  • The ability to form a working relationship with the Board members and CEO;

Targeted skills and experience:

We’d love to see candidates with some of the following:

  • Lived experience of intersectionality, for example, (noting that this list is not comprehensive) two or more of the following characteristics: Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, person of colour, LGBTIQA+, person from a culturally and/or racially marginalised background, disabled person, neurodivergent person, identifies as a woman or genderdivergent.
  • Experience with campaigning or advocacy, especially in areas of social justice;
  • Start-up/NFP, social enterprise business development skills and experience;
  • Experience in content development and online learning platforms;
  • Knowledge of impact and outcome evaluations, quality management systems/frameworks, preferably with experience in implementation;
  • IT and digital transformation;
  • Understanding of government, crowdfunding and philanthropic funding processes;
  • Legal expertise and understanding of organisational structures;
  • Familiarity with consensus as a decision-making model

Highly regarded:

  • Prior leadership/volunteer experience;
  • Strategic planning experience

Application process

Interested applicants should submit a nomination statement (either in writing or by video) and a current CV if available to ro@intertwine.org.au.

Applications will be reviewed by the existing Directors and the managing director, and short-listed applicants may be contacted for a video interview.

Please send any enquiries to ro@intertwine.org.au or call 0402 148 489.

Unsuccessful applicants may be offered a voluntary position with the Advisory Board to the Board of Directors instead.