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Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: 51 - 100
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: Human Services

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Maroondah City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

EDVOS is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s eastern metropolitan region (EMR) and covers around 1.03 million people in the municipalities of Boroondara, Manningham, Whitehorse, Knox, Monash, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. We provide an integrated range of support and services to empower women and children who are responding to family violence. We focus on supporting the safety of women and children and the accountability of perpetrators.

Applications are currently being sought from suitably qualified persons who are committed to supporting a leader in family violence services through an active and engaged governance role.

Previous experience in governance (plus formal qualifications) are highly desirable as EDVOS continues to grow and renew. Although desirable previous experience in family violence services is not essential.

Meetings are currently held on the third Thursday bi-monthly (commencing January). Meetings are held in the evening. Members are also expected to contribute through membership of one of three Board Committees;

  • Finance and Audit
  • Governance
  • Quality and Risk
  • Our particular focus is on recruiting suitably experienced directors who possess specific skills in any / some of the following key areas:
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Legal 
  • Risk and Quality 
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Government / funder relations

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Government Relations, Law & Legal Services, Marketing & Communications, Risk and Quality
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Reimbursement of expenses

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