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Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander Member of the NSW Divisional Advisory Board (DAB) - NSW

Apply now Role no: 495290
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
Location: Sydney, Regional NSW

Australian Red Cross considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander is a genuine occupational qualification of this role under s 14 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

  • This position is for a two-year term, for up to four continuous terms (8 years).
  • Expected to attend all Divisional Advisory Board (DAB) meetings in Sydney (6-8 meetings per year), as well as Branch / Zone meetings from time to time
  • Join the World’s largest humanitarian network

The program
Membership of the NSW DAB is a voluntary position which will primarily be undertaken through attendance at DAB meetings, member meetings, and events or community functions. This advisory board role does not hold the fiduciary, oversight and compliance requirements that are required on a governance board, unlike the National Society board. 

The DAB operates in its State or Territory in accordance with the Royal Charter, the Rules and the Divisional Regulations of the Society, and under the formal delegations of the Australian Red Cross Board.

The opportunity
The role will suit someone who identifies as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander who can commit to attending regular DAB meetings (face-to-face and teleconference) and completing associated tasks outside of meeting times. To be successful in this role you will demonstrate cultural competency, integrity, and diplomacy. You will be able to communicate and collaborate well with a range of individuals, stakeholders and partners. In addition, you should be willing and able to engage in member, volunteer and other public Red Cross activities.

Skills, knowledge, and/or experience in some of the following areas will be highly regarded: volunteer or member based organisations; human services and the community sector; emergency and disaster management; digital and technological agility; entrepreneurial and start-up organisations; fundraising and philanthropic sector; strategic foresight and strategy implementation; international issues such as migration, international humanitarian law and humanitarian aid; executive level experience in change management, human resources, organisational development, governance, risk management and/or financial management.

The impact
The DAB provides advice and support to the Divisional Director, oversees Branch / Zone operations in the Division, actively promotes the work of Red Cross and communicates policies, strategies and other matters with the membership. The responsibilities and obligations are set out more fully in the Divisional Regulations.

For more information, please see the position brief Download File Position Brief_NSW DAB Member.pdf or contact Marie Campbell on or 02 9229 4213.

Please note:

You have to identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to qualify for this role.

You will be required to upload a recent copy of your CV and a cover letter (in one document) to complete this application.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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