NGO Recruitment supports the Voice to Parliament and a YES vote on 14th October

Independent Board Directors - Voluntary

Organisation Name The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse
Location Australia wide
Date Posted 2023-06-14
Job Type Part time voluntary role
Job Number 1058050
  • Recently established National Centre for action on child sexual abuse
  • Critical roles for the future of this once in a generation opportunity
  • Monthly zoom board meetings + approx 4hrs extra per month | Volunteer position


“Fundamental to the social fabric of our nation, our community and the health of us all”

The Organisation

The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established to increase understanding of child sexual abuse, promote effective ways for protecting children, guide best practice responses and pathways to healing for survivors, and reduce the harm it causes.
The National Centre is a joint venture between Blue Knot Foundation, The Healing Foundation, and the Australian Childhood Foundation with initial funding from the Australian Government. The three organisations have united to form an Australian-first partnership that will commission critical research, evaluate interventions and therapeutic programs, raise community awareness, reduce stigma, and provide training.
The National Centre will give voice to the experiences of survivors of all ages, life stages and communities. It will work in collaboration with survivors, major research institutions, representatives from state and commonwealth governments, service providers, schools, and law enforcement agencies.
The current director skill mix of the board includes executive leadership, social and community services, stakeholder engagement, business, and strategic and financial management experience.

The Role

Following the National Centre’s  initial successful 18 months of operating, the founding members are seeking to further supplement and grow their board capability, particularly in relation to philanthropy, corporate partnerships and fundraising as well as legal, regulatory compliance or cybersecurity.

As a board director, you will work alongside up to 8 other members with significant skills and expertise from various sectors to provide strategic guidance, oversight, and governance in line with the National Centre’s vision.

The role of each director is to individually contribute in a professional, informed and timely manner to board meetings and other activities undertaken as a director, to ensure that the board collectively fulfils its role and functions and the National Centre remains a viable and effective organisation.
Directors owe a fiduciary duty, in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and common law, to the National Centre.
Your location: Anywhere in Australia
Your commitment: Monthly Zoom board meetings plus participation on at least one sub committee
Term: 2 years with the option of a 2nd two year term, if agreed by the board

Skills Required

You are a senior executive from either the corporate, government, legal or not-for-profit sector with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Fundraising
  • Philanthropy
  • Corporate partnerships and sponsorship
  • Communications, marketing, advertising
  • Cybersecurity and technology
  • Legal or other regulatory environment
You bring alignment with the role of the organisation to drive the agenda and have capacity to devote time and energy to the position of a board director.
Ideally but not essential you have some experience in board governance or committee involvement together with financial literacy, stakeholder management and negotiation skills, and understanding of corporate governance principles.

If playing a major part in this watershed time for our country giving a voice to the experiences of survivors of all ages, life stages and communities then please submit your expression of interest including a cover letter responding to the skills required above and a resume. Alternatively call Hayley Martin 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.