COMMITTEE MEMBER (VOLUNTARY)

Employer: Windana Support Centre Incorporated

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 14 October 2019

Job Description:

Are you committed to human rights and social justice?

Are you looking to give back to the community?

 

As part of ongoing succession planning we are currently seeking Management Committee members to join our professional, supportive and passionate committee.

 

ABOUT WINDANA SUPPORT CENTRE

Windana Support Centre is a refuge run by women for women and children. We provide short term accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic and family violence. Our framework for service delivery is informed by a feminist perspective, which embraces social justice values, is child focused and culturally sensitive. We work with women and children using strength-based practices and strive to create an environment in which the strengths of women and children are celebrated and affirmed.

The service is based on a hierarchical management model in which staff and management committee members have recognised roles and responsibilities, every person’s contribution is valued and equal participation in decision making is encouraged and facilitated.

Windana believes that domestic violence results from the interplay of power imbalances, inherent inequities and particular attitudes expressed within society. We also adhere to the belief that the use of violence by one person against another is unacceptable and that women and children have the right to be safe from violence. Windana is committed to actively participating in the prevention, intervention and education strategies that will put an end to domestic and family violence.

About this position

Windana is governed by a volunteer management committee.  The management committee meets approximately every six weeks to oversee legal responsibility and accountability for the overall direction of the organization.

To ensure our committee is responsive and dynamic we are looking for individuals that possess skills from a diverse range of areas and expertise. These could include (but are not limited to) areas such as:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Community, government and/or corporate networks
  • Lived experience
  • Legal
  • Migrants and Refugees

Some Board or Management Committee experience would be desirable, but not essential.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Successful applicants are subject to a Working with Children Check (Blue Card).

For further information or to apply for this voluntary position, please email [email protected]

 

Location

Suburb: Brisbane