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safe steps Family Violence Response Centre


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

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

Any further information about this vacancy:

Key Areas of Interest: Risk management/business development, fundraising and marketing/information technology

safe steps is seeking expressions of interest from persons interested in becoming a Board member on our volunteer Board of Management from February 2018.

In particular, the safe steps Board is seeking expressions of interest from persons with relevant industry and / or governance experience in the areas of:

  • Risk Management
  • Information Technology
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and business development
  • Chair

About us

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre is the state-wide 24/7 service for women and children experiencing violence providing immediate support, information, advocacy, referral and emergency accommodation. safe steps is the central point of contact for the specialist family violence service system across Victoria. safe steps has recently been awarded a contract to deliver 1800RESPECT crisis support in Victoria. This is an extension to the role safe steps has played in supporting women and their children and is a strategic focus of the board.

This is an outstanding opportunity to make a real difference at the centre of the biggest changes in the family violence sector in Australia's history. safe steps is a feminist organisation that is committed to supporting women and children experiencing family violence and working with others to eliminate family violence in our community.

safe steps is governed by a constitution and Board of Directors: The Board elects the Chair and meets monthly to set the strategic direction and policy parameters for the organisation and its work.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from a suitably skilled, experienced and passionate person to serve on the Board.

Time required: Monthly board meetings of two hours, a 1 hour committee meetings once per month and time to review documents prior to meetings.

Attendance and fundraising and stakeholder events

Contact Name: Jennifer
Contact Email: Jennifer.p@safesteps.org.au

Safe steps board member - summary

  • Role: Ordinary Board Member – Voluntary
  • Areas of Expertise Being Sought: Marketing/ Fundraising/Chair
  • Annual Budget: $10,533,970
  • Number of Paid Staff: 70 Full Time Equivalent
  • Number of calls made in 2016-17: 91,057
  • Board Size: 9
  • Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly Board meetings held in the evenings in a CBD location

Prospective Board Members would need to submit a CV, a short expression of interest, and if successful a copy of WWC and police check.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Accounting, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Fundraising, Information & Communication Technology, Marketing & Communications
Targeting: Females
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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