Call for Nominations: Board Directors

26th March, 2024

Perth NRM invites nominations from suitably qualified people for two Board of Management positions.

Perth NRM is a highly regarded for-purpose organisation in the natural environment management (natural resource management – NRM) sector. We collaborate with governments (federal, state and local), community, academics and the corporate sector to deliver solutions to environmental issues. Our purpose is to empower people to positive ecological impact. We do this through coordination and support of agriculture, coastal and landcare programs.

Perth NRM invites nominations for two positions on our Board of Management, the governing body for Perth NRM. One of the two positions we are seeking to appoint may be considered to chair the Committee for Finance, Audit and Risk (CFAR). The duties, responsibilities and term of the Board of Management are presented in our Constitution. We are seeking nominations from suitably qualified and/or experienced individuals to fill Director vacancies for a three-year term, with possibility for extension. We particularly encourage people from diversity groups to apply.

This is a remunerated position. Board members also undertake sub-committee duties. There is an expectation of attendance at the six annual Board meetings, the AGM, and attendance at sub-committee meetings as required.

Essential Selection Criteria

We are looking for applicants who meet the following essential criteria:

  • Not-for-profit governance experience of at least 3 years on a similar sized NFP;
  • reside in the greater Perth area (or not more than 200 km from the CBD);
  • are able to work in Australia with no restrictions;
  • not be convicted of any corporate offences or be disqualified from being a Director; and
  • not have a material conflict of interest with the business of Perth NRM.

In addition, applicants should have demonstrable knowledge, experience and/or qualifications in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Financial and business management, including risk management;
  2. Natural environmental management (Natural Resource Management – NRM); Landcare, biodiversity, and/or environmental science, preferably with a strong understanding of the NRM issues of the Perth NRM region;
  3. Business development;
  4. Strategic stakeholder engagement; or
  5. Commercial legal experience.

The organisation has a priority requirement for area 1 and 2 above.

Desirable Selection Criteria 

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the essential criteria and:

  • have experience in First Nations engagement, or legal.
  • are graduates of the AICD or the Governance Institute (or equivalent).

Nominations close on 15 April 2024

Applicants should obtain a copy of the Board recruitment pack prior to applying by sending a request to [email protected]  Please note, the Board reserves the right to bring the assessment forward and make an appointment at any time.

Please submit your application through Seek and include:

  • a covering letter (no more than 3 pages) directly addressing the essential and desirable criteria above and setting out your qualifications, experience, skills, values and reason for applying;
  • your Resume (no more than 3 pages); and
  • the contact details for two professional referees.

Apply via Seek

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