Chairperson (Voluntary)

Employer: Tenants Queensland Ltd

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 31 March 2023

Job Description:

Tenants Queensland (TQ) is a
mission driven agency looking for the right person to lead the Board in setting
strategic direction and ensuring it aligns with the organisation’s vision.


aspects of the role

  • Chair TQ’s scheduled board meetings, one annual
    general meeting and other meetings, including special meetings, as required
  • Assist the Board to ensure its decisions are in the
    best interests of TQ and its stakeholders and are based on a sound
    understanding of the organisation’s financial position, strategic performance,
    operations and affairs generally and its opportunities and challenges
  • Facilitate open and constructive communications
    amongst board members and encourage their contribution to board deliberations
  • Communicate the views of the board, in conjunction
    with the CEO, to the organisation’s stakeholders
  • Oversee and facilitate board, committee and board
    member evaluation reviews and succession planning
  • Establish and maintain an effective working
    relationship with the CEO; and
  • Provide support to the Executive Officer and other
    Board Members.

 Key Requirements

  • Commitment to social justice and the organisation’s
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with all
    stakeholders and to maintain a sensitive and respectful understanding of
    different organisational cultures and histories
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to fulfil the Chairperson’s duties by acting
  • Focus for a mission-driven environment
  • Be a collaborative leader and collegial communicator;
    manage people and achieve change to realise the strategic vision.

 What we

  • Work with a committed, engaged
    team, making a difference to the lives of Queensland residential renters
  • Term of up to 2 years
  • Exciting voluntary position

 Who are

Tenants Queensland was
established in 1986 and seeks to represent the interests of all Queensland
residential renters including those in marginal tenures such as caravan parks
and boarding houses. Our vision is a society where renting is a secure and
respected tenure, one where renters can understand and exercise their rights
and understand their responsibilities under tenancy laws. We aim to improve
conditions for renters by providing direct services and engaging in systemic


to apply

We look forward to receiving
your application including a cover letter addressing your experience and
achievements that would apply to this role plus a copy of your CV.


Send your application to [email protected]


You must have the right to live
and work in Australia to apply for this job. TQ is an equal opportunity



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