Board Secretary Role (Volunteer)

Position Advertised: 11 April 2018

Closing Date: 27 April 2018

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals who value community, volunteering and want to make an impact around them? Why not join our organisation?

About the Organisation

Re-think Re-engage Australia is a non-profit incorporated organisation committed to partnering with and influencing government, business and the community in re-engaging the untapped talent of Australia’s older workers to increase the prosperity and competitiveness of the Australian economy.

Our Position – We are looking for a voluntary Board Secretary to manage the agenda and minutes, and work in partnership with the President and Vice-President.

Location – Brisbane (monthly meetings held in the Brisbane CBD – Tuesday 4pm -5pm)

Hours – Approximately 11 monthly meetings (4pm-5pm) plus time dedicated to preparing monthly agendas, writing up minutes and liaising with the President

Duty Statement

  • Develop meeting agendas in consultation with the President;
  • Ensure accurate concise minutes are taken of all Board meetings ensuring:
    • Minutes are properly written up, distributed and filed;
    • Minutes of the previous meeting are accepted and sign them as such.
    • Make sure a list of correspondence “in” and “out” is presented at Board meetings;
    • Preparing formal notices required for monthly meetings and for the business to be conducted at meetings;
  • Maintaining on behalf of RRA Inc., a register of members, and recording in the register any changes in the membership;
  • Maintaining on behalf of the Association an up-to-date copy of the constitution rules;
  • Maintaining on behalf of the Association, a record of Board members and other persons authorised to act on behalf of RRA;
  • Ensuring the safe custody of the books of the RRA Inc, other than the financial records, financial statements and financial reports, as applicable to the RRA Inc.
  • Performing other ad hoc administrative duties as the need arises (checking RRA email account and forwarding enquiries to relevant board members for response).

Key Responsibilities

  • Attendance at monthly Board meetings and AGM
  • A time commitment of approximately 5 hours per month
  • Be informed of the work of RRA and publicly support and promote it

General Board Responsibilities:

  • To understand strategic, operational and financial decision making, as appropriate;
  • To assist the Chair, where required, to promote RRA in a proactive manner
  • To provide support to wider RRA activities

Qualifications/Skills and Experience:

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Experience in the not-for-profit/charity sector as a volunteer or staff (desirable)
  • Interest in the employment of older workers (desirable)
  • Previous board experience (desirable)

Additional requirements – National Police Certificate required

Approved by:  President

Date:               11 April 2018


Board Member Role (Volunteer)

Position Advertised: 15 April 2018

Closing Date: 27 April 2018