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Wingate Avenue Community Centre

http://13a Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032

Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: 11 - 20
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Community Segment: Human Services, Community & Economic Development, Education

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Moonee Valley City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

Applications Now Open for new Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) Committee Members – a Chairperson and Committee Member

Exciting opportunity to be an integral part of an award winning not-for-profit organisation!

Are you interested in developing and supporting the community?

Would you like to grow your experience of governance in a community organisation committed to achieving excellence in service and management?

Do you have a few hours a month to commit whilst meeting new people and sharing your knowledge and experience?

Background Information

Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) was established in 1985 and is a busy, vibrant community managed neighbourhood house based on a Ministry of Housing estate in Ascot Vale.  The Centre is a Registered Training Organisation that recently won the 2013 Learn Local Legend award as well as the 2017 Training Provider of the year, which recognises outstanding contribution to learners and the Victorian Learn Local education and training sector. As well as learning opportunities Wingate also provides social and recreational programs. Wingate houses many co-located services which include Moonee Valley Legal Service, Maternal Child Health, ReGen Drug and Alcohol, the Networker for the Western Region and a Community garden. The focus of the Centre is to be a vibrant, innovative and diverse community where individuals feel valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Centre is a not for profit incorporated association governed by a volunteer Committee of Management which is made up of Centre and community members that provide a governance structure and strategic direction for the Centre’s management.

What we are looking for

WACC is currently seeking expressions of interest to join its small but dedicated Committee of Management to progress its strategic agenda and provide strong governance to this important service at a time of much change for its clients.

The current Committee is particularly interested in building its diversity and recruiting two new members with strong leadership and stakeholder management experience.  We would welcome candidates with good understanding of governance and an interest in providing a strong and sustainable advocacy service to the community

The Committee aims to maintain a membership with a balance of expertise in all areas of operation of the organisation, together with a commitment to the philosophy and code of ethics of the organisation.

The current Chair is seeking to transition out of the Chair role in the period ahead.  Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for the role of Chair. 

How to apply

Application should include a cover letter (including a brief statement about why you would like to join the Committee of Management) and a resume.

Please send completed applications to Joel Grant via email: joel@fjpartners.com.au

Positions are appointed on a voluntary basis. The position descriptions are available on our website at www.wingateave.com.au

For further information regarding this position please contact: Jan Thorpe – General Manager; Monday – Friday on 9376 5244

Receiving applications now:  Final applications COB 30th November 2018


Role: Chair, General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Advocacy, Community Specialist, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Government Relations, Industrial Relations, Public Policy, leadership; stakeholder management
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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