Independent Director – Queensland

About the Role:Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need.  CHL is a not-for profit and public benevolent institution. We are seeking to appoint an independent Director for our subsidiary, Aboriginal Community Housing Ltd (ACHL).  As a valued member of our organisation, you will be part of our highly qualified and experienced board, providing advice to the CEO and other Directors and have oversight across the organisation’s activities. This role will give you the opportunity to confer with key stakeholders involved in the delivery of housing services to make a real difference.You will:  Main tasks will include (but are not limited to): Attend and participate in meetings of members, board of directors and committee meetings (The role requires attending approximately 6-10 board meetings annually and serving as a Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee which will be established.)Effective corporate governance to ensure the board acts in the best interests of companyProvide advice to the Chairman and CEO in the development of organisation’s strategy, including meeting future challenges and responsibilitiesAwareness and understanding of financial information reported andUnderstanding of operational risk; including accountability for compliance of services provided and use of public funds. What will success look like?You will demonstrate relevant experience in a similar Director role. In addition, you will have demonstrated understanding of issues affecting socially disadvantaged people, as well as awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of people who are in housing crisis and/or have special needs/disabilities. In addition, you will also have:Excellent financial acumen;Strategic expertise including efficient delivery of business relevant recommendations;Influential communication and consultation skills;A strong sense of responsibility and accountability;A commitment to the right of all people to affordable and sustainable housing; andASIC, and ACNC check is required for all directors.CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a working with children check.CHL is an equal opportunity employer working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. It is a genuine occupation requirement that the position is held by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, and the exemption in section 25 of the Antidiscrimination Act 1991 applies.CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.For more information about working with The CHL Group please visit our website https://chl.org.au/careers/working-at-chl/benefits-of-working-at-chl/.Position Description 10000 AUD Brisbane 4000

Independent Director - Queensland

  • Independent Director role for a leading community housing provider
  • Not for Profit Sector

About the Role:

Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need.  CHL is a not-for profit and public benevolent institution. 

We are seeking to appoint an independent Director for our subsidiary, Aboriginal Community Housing Ltd (ACHL).  As a valued member of our organisation, you will be part of our highly qualified and experienced board, providing advice to the CEO and other Directors and have oversight across the organisation’s activities. This role will give you the opportunity to confer with key stakeholders involved in the delivery of housing services to make a real difference.

You will: 

Main tasks will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Attend and participate in meetings of members, board of directors and committee meetings (The role requires attending approximately 6-10 board meetings annually and serving as a Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee which will be established.)
  • Effective corporate governance to ensure the board acts in the best interests of company
  • Provide advice to the Chairman and CEO in the development of organisation’s strategy, including meeting future challenges and responsibilities
  • Awareness and understanding of financial information reported and
  • Understanding of operational risk; including accountability for compliance of services provided and use of public funds.

 

What will success look like?

You will demonstrate relevant experience in a similar Director role. In addition, you will have demonstrated understanding of issues affecting socially disadvantaged people, as well as awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of people who are in housing crisis and/or have special needs/disabilities. In addition, you will also have:

  • Excellent financial acumen;
  • Strategic expertise including efficient delivery of business relevant recommendations;
  • Influential communication and consultation skills;
  • A strong sense of responsibility and accountability;
  • A commitment to the right of all people to affordable and sustainable housing; and
  • ASIC, and ACNC check is required for all directors.

CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a working with children check.

CHL is an equal opportunity employer working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. It is a genuine occupation requirement that the position is held by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, and the exemption in section 25 of the Antidiscrimination Act 1991 applies.

CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

For more information about working with The CHL Group please visit our website https://chl.org.au/careers/working-at-chl/benefits-of-working-at-chl/.

To be considered applicants must respond to the application questions and submit a resume and a cover letter addressing the Technical Skills, Experience and Qualifications of the Position Description attached to this advert. 

For enquires about this role please contact our Company Secretary at companysecretary@chl.org.au.

Previous applicants need not apply.