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Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria


Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: 21 - 50
Number of Volunteers: 0
Community Segment: Human Services

Current Board Size: 4-7
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Alpine Shire Council

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Treasurer - DVRCV Board (voluntary role)

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is seeking applications from women who are interested in becoming the Treasurer on DVRCV’s Board.  It is intended there will be a staged transition process from the current Treasurer to the new Treasurer over a period of months. 

DVRCV is a statewide resource centre working to prevent and respond to family violence and violence against women, with a particular focus on men’s violence against women in intimate relationships. 

We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and to practitioners and organisations who work with victim survivors or who work to prevent violence from occurring in the first instance. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting women from diverse backgrounds, particularly women from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugee women, women from the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities and women with disabilities.

Expertise and responsibilities

The responsibly of the Treasurer is to:

  • Chair monthly Finance, Risk and Sustainability subcommittee meetings
  • Provide advice to the Board on financial strategy, risk management and fundraising
  • Closely monitor financial performance through the Finance, Risk and Sustainability subcommittee
  • Ensure that the financial structure is adequate for the organisation’s current needs and long-term strategy
  • Ensure that the Board is informed of the financial status of the organisation and its operations
  • Ensure that published reports properly reflect the financial status of the organisation
  • Through the Finance, Risk and Sustainably subcommittee, review compliance with relevant legal requirements
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessment and risk management procedures are in place

In addition to the above, all DVRCV Board members are required to:

  • Think strategically to support the position, sustainability and efficacy of DVRCV
  • Understand the legal obligations of the Board and their fiduciary duties
  • Have an ability to read and comprehend the organisation’s accounts and financial reports presented to the Board
  • Be able to identify risks and provide advice on risk management strategies relevant to a NFP context

Personal attributes

  • Proactive, strategic and future focused
  • Takes a systematic approach when building toward improvements
  • Engenders a spirit of teamwork, collaboration and inclusiveness
  • Open to and supportive of change
  • Follows through with commitments
  • Respects difference in all its forms

Board requirements

The Board is the legal entity for the organisation and Board members represent the interests of the organisation’s stakeholders including service users, staff, donors, philanthropic bodies and government. The Board is entrusted to ensure that the organisation is soundly managed for the benefit of all.

DVRCV’s Board meets monthly for two hours in Carlton, and participation in relevant subcommittees and in one weekend strategy session per annum is required as part of your engagement.

Board members are expected to:

  • Understand the issues of family violence and violence against women within a feminist framework
  • Act in alignment with DVRCV’s vision, mission and values  
  • Attend and actively participate in the work of the Board and its subcommittees
  • Refrain from publicly expressing opinions that are at odds with the stated aims, objectives or values of DVRCV
  • Maintain confidentiality about sensitive issues
  • Be familiar with DVRCV and the wider environment in which it operates
  • Follow the DVRCV Board Code of Conduct
  • Declare any conflicts of interest and participate in the Board independent of affiliation with any other organisation
  • Not speak publicly on behalf of DVRCV or the Board without express prior permission

Further information

How to apply

Please send your CV and a 2-page document outlining your skills, expertise and your interest joining DVRCV’s Board to Alison Roberts (aroberts@dvrcv.org.au).

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application, please contact our Chair, Debbie King on 0411 063 040 or our CEO, Emily Maguire via email (emaguire@dvrcv.org.au)

Role: Treasurer
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Treasurer
Targeting: People with Disabilities, Seniors/Retired People, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, English as an additional language or dialect, LGBTQI
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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