COMMUNITY DIRECTOR (NON-EXECUTIVE)

21 Aug 2019 11:17 AM | Elaine Woolstencroft (Administrator)

Area of expertise: Strong business and marketing

The Head Office is located in Canberra

Organisation type: Not-for-profit

Commence: 20 September 2019

Term: 3 years

Remuneration: Expenses Only

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) seeks an external Director with strong business and marketing experience to join the Board of the ACM. The Board consists of up to 9 Directors with the President (Chair of the Board) and 4 other midwives popularly elected. All Directors are non-executive Directors - it is a skills-based Board.

The focus of the ACM is to be the peak professional body for midwives across Australia which strives to maximise the quality of midwifery and maternity care. The ACM does this through:

  • Providing a unified voice for the midwifery profession;
  • Supporting midwives to reach their full potential;
  • Ensuring all childbearing women have access to continuity of care by a known midwife;
  • Setting professional practice and education standards.

The ACM is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered with ASIC and as a not-for-profit registered with the ACNC since October 2014. ACM is a membership organisation of some 5,000 members. The ACM is seeking experienced support from an external Director particularly in corporate business so that the ACM is effective, responsive and viable.

Directors are appointed for a term of three years with the possibility of a second term of three years. After six years, Directors must have not held office for two of the preceding years.

The Board meets at least 4 times per year. This is usually face to face with two meetings in Canberra and two elsewhere. There are additional video-conference meetings in between.

For further information about the ACM please visit www.midwives.org.au

For further information about this position please contact ceo@midwives.org.au

To view the position description, please click here.

To apply, please provide a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, demonstrating the required expertise in business and marketing and provide a short CV of no more than 5 pages to paige.becker@midwives.org.au

Closing date: 9am AEST on 30 August 2019

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