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The DADAA Board seeks a new Treasurer who will add to the board’s diversity.

DADAA’s Board is strongly focused on diverse governance representation that reflects the diversity of the communities across which DADAA works. DADAA encourages applications from people with lived experience of disability, in support of the organisation’s goal for disability led governance and operations.

The  DADAA Board

DADAA Ltd is governed by a volunteer board of up to ten directors: service on the board is honorary and not remunerated.

The Board is responsible for governance of DADAA, ensuring its sustainability, compliance and strategic development. Specifically, the Board:

  • Sets strategic direction for DADAA
  • Ensures that DADAA complies with its statutory obligations
  • Ensures financial viability
  • Approves the annual budget and business plan
  • Provides oversight and guidance for DADAA operations, ensuring appropriate policies and delegation frameworks are in place to monitor, mitigate and manage risk
  • Is responsible for the appointment and performance assessment of the Executive Director

The Board currently meets eight times per year for two hours at COB. In addition, the Board oversees a number of sub-committees including FARM (Finance Risk Management and Audit), BDC (Board Diversity Committee), Marketing, and  Business Planning.

Once a year, the Board aims to meet for a day in a central location for an extended planning session.

Priority areas:

To complement the strengths and capabilities and ensure good succession planning for current Directors, the Board is giving priority to the following skills, experience and qualifications in this recruitment round towards the appointment of a Treasurer:

  • Accounting and Financial Management experience
  • Compliance
  • Strategic capability and leadership
  • Governance, legal and regulatory knowledge and experience

Application process

Nominees are asked to provide a short professional CV, and a cover letter outlining why they are interested in joining the DADAA Board and how they match the current key priorities for recruitment.

Nominations close at COB on Friday 13th November  2019.

The Board will shortlist and interview nominees.

Expectations of Directors

Board members are expected to be familiar with and meet the general requirements of a company director as set out by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC). At a minimum, Directors need to meet the requirements for a Responsible Person [ACNC Governance Standard 4] and not be disqualified as a Director under the Corporations Act, and commit to carrying out their duties in line with ACNC Governance Standard 5, which includes:

  • acting with reasonable care and diligence
  • acting honestly and fairly in the best interests of the charity and for its charitable purposes
  • not misusing their position or information gained as a responsible person
  • disclosing actual or potential conflicts of interest
  • ensuring that the financial affairs of the charity are managed responsibly, and
  • not allowing the charity to operate while it is insolvent

DADAA specific expectations of board members include:

  • be fully prepared for, attend and constructively contribute to regular Board meeting including occasional planning sessions
  • participate in sub-committees and/or working groups as required
  • take on a portfolio role as and when required
  • attend DADAA events whenever possible
  • deal with “out of session” issues, by email or teleconference
  • represent DADAA to the broader community

To express your interest in joining the DADAA Board you need to provide a CV and cover letter in PDF format by COB on Friday 13th November to: 

Harry Bray, Chair of DADAA Ltd e: harry@brayco.com.au

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