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Director opportunity (voluntary)

Position:  Director

Organisation : Council on the Ageing Victoria (COTA)

Location:  Melbourne 

Salary Type : Volunteer

Closing date : 13th August (3 week campaign)

Job Summary

Seeking a suitably skilled individual to work in a leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of older people as a member of the organisation’s  Board of Directors.

About the Organisation

Council on the Ageing (COTA Victoria) is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged over 50 in Victoria. For 70 years in Victoria, we have led government, corporate and community thinking about the positive aspects of ageing.

COTA Victoria's strategic and operational focus is on promoting older age as a time of opportunities for personal growth, contribution and self-expression. We believe there are obvious National, State, community, family and individual benefits from this approach.

COTA Victoria has an experienced Board; highly qualified, permanent staff located in a central Melbourne office location; and a broad State membership and volunteer base. COTA Victoria’s largest program Seniors Rights Victoria is a specialist community legal centre that addresses and responds to elder abuse.

About the Role

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a committed Board to build your pro-bono board experience as well as making a significant impact on the lives of older people.

Our organisation is governed by a progressive Board of Directors with a wide variety of skills and experiences which now seeks to add an enthusiastic Volunteer Board Director to a vacant position. We are particularly interested in a person with experience in Law, community legal centres and/or the community sector. 

Previous or current Board experience would be highly regarded.   Applicants must be residents within Victoria.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Qualified legal practitioner, with current practising certificate within the State of Victoria.
  • Specialist knowledge of Elder Abuse with a background in a Community Legal Centre setting (desirable).
  • An understanding of charities with experience in corporate governance in the context of a not for profit organisation ideally within the community sector.
  • The capacity to attend a minimum of four and maximum of six committee meetings and participate actively in its work.
  • Are of any age (although half our board members must be over 50 when appointed, this is not a precondition for the role)
  • Contributing with passionate Directors and staff to support the organisations vision and objectives.
  • Has an interest in ageing and protecting the rights of older people as they age.

How to Apply:

This is an unpaid position. 

Please send a covering letter demonstrating what value/s you believe you will bring to this position including a copy of your current curriculum vitae to ceo@cotavic.org.au.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, help is available through our confidential helpline on 1300 368 821.

If it is an emergency, call 000.
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