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WA Regional Representatives Forum Member

Apply now Role no: 496680
Availability: Business hours, Evenings, Mornings, Weekends
Time involved: As required
Location: Perth

  • Availability: Flexible across weekdays, weekends, business hours, and after hours.
  • Minimum three Regional Representatives Forum meetings per year
  • Time involved: 4 hours per scheduled meeting
  • Location: Western Australia

The program

The WA Regional Representatives Forum is responsible for building and maintaining a strong, vibrant, and inclusive community of people connected to Australian Red Cross.

The opportunity

Australian Red Cross is currently revitalising membership and leadership structures within Western Australia. The Regional Representatives Forum is a new approach, aspiring to represent the whole state in our leadership and decision-making structures, whilst being present and part of local communities.

The role of the Forum is to connect representatives of regions across the State to share information, coordinate activities, and create a space for peer-to-peer support all Forum members to achieve their goals.

Each member of the Forum has three key responsibilities within their Region:

  • Support two-way communication between local people already connected to Australian Red Cross (primarily members and volunteers) – help make sure that people on the ground understand what the organization is doing, and that the organisation understand the great work happening on the ground as well as when people could use a little help.
  • Connecting local people already connected to Australian Red Cross (staff, members, and volunteers) to each other and create a welcoming community in your region for new members and volunteers to join. This might take the form of events, casual social opportunities, or coordinating access to training and development which will help build the confidence and capability of existing Red Cross people.
  • Build links within the local community to other organisations and individuals who share a commitment to community, and find ways to work together towards common goals and aims.

A key responsibility of all Forum members is to be a local champion for reconciliation in their community and within their Region. We believe that reconciliation is everyone’s business, and that all Australian’s have a role to play in challenging racism, breaking down stereotypes, and promoting understanding and healing between all Australians. 

The Forum members are not allowed to also be the Chair, but you are able to apply for both roles.

Note: The West Australian Advisory Board are currently consulting on the final design and structure of the Regional Representatives Forum. Applications are open now but you may not hear from us until applications close in December 2020. You will be able to review the final decision about the Region sizes and boundaries before you decide to commit to this position.  

The impact

Be part of building something new within a 104 year old humanitarian organisation. Connect local people with shared values to each other, help make good things happen for local communities, and build a strong network of people doing good together.

For more information, please see the position description Download File WA Regional Representatives Forum - Member.pdfor contact Aisling Blackmore via ablackmore@redcross.org.au.

To apply, please submit:

  • A resume or CV with your volunteering and/or work experience
  • A cover letter telling us what interests you about this role, why you think you’re a good fit, and how you can bring the knowledge, skills and experience in the positions description to this role.
  • Please share your postcode so we can see what Region you will fall into.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. People of diverse abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. People who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia 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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