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Seeking applicants for External Director position on the Board of Directors

Thursday 03, Dec 2020

The VNCA Board is seeking applications to fill an External Director position on the Board of Directors. This position can be held by an VNCA member however this is not a pre-requisite.

Selection criteria –

  • A broad understanding of the financial and statutory requirements of a not-for-profit incorporated association operating across Australia.

  • An ability to participate on the Finance Committee of the VNCA – which meets quarterly, generally by teleconference though at least annually in-person (in conjunction with a Board meeting or other event).

  • An understanding of the role of professional associations representing nurses and/or health practitioners would also be valuable.

The initial appointment will be for a period concluding at the Annual General Meeting in 2022.

Preference will be given to applicants who are able to commit to additional term(s) of service, thus supporting the VNCA’s growth and succession plan.

VNCA Board members are required to make themselves available to attend up to four 1- or 2-day meetings per year in an Australian capital city (usually Sydney or Melbourne), including one held in conjunction with the Annual Conference. Up to 3 teleconferences per year may also be held, and there is an expectation that in between meetings Board members will respond to matters which arise via email within 2 working days.

This position does not attract directors’ fees. All reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out these duties will be reimbursed.

As a Board member, you will develop new skills which will assist you in your workplace as well as enabling you to consider opportunities in the community and business sectors. You will meet new peers, learn about veterinary healthcare across Australia and have the opportunity to influence future outcomes.

Please submit your Expression of Interest, consisting of:

  • A letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the position(s) detailed above and what you would like to contribute to the VNCA, and

  • Your CV and the contact details of 2 professional referees

by Wednesday 27 January 2021. A sub-committee of the Board will undertake the selection process and make a recommendation to the Board. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application at the earliest opportunity and provided with a detailed induction.

Please address any enquiries and applications to