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Board Members (Voluntary)

Jacaranda Housing

Jacaranda Housing is a non-profit organisation that owns and manages community housing assets for those most at risk in the community. Jacaranda Housing is a public company limited by guarantee, is a registered charity holding PBI status and is governed by a Board of Directors that includes representatives from housed tenants.

As a National Regulatory System Community Housing (NRSCH) registered housing provider, Jacaranda Housing is emerging from a period of significant internal and operational growth. Jacaranda Housing manages 79 properties, owned under agreement with the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) $39 million in property assets, employs four staff and has an annual turnover of approximately $1 million. Jacaranda Housing provides housing services in South-East Queensland. 

Jacaranda is beginning an exciting period of growth, aimed at a robust financial future through implementing the board approved Five-Year Growth Strategy in line with the DHPW ‘Partnering for Growth with the community housing sector.’

These services include:

  • Housing Information & Referral
  • Long-term Community Housing
  • Specialist Housing Services

Board Structure

The Board structure includes a maximum of twelve (12) Directors are elected by the Company Members. Where casual vacancies arise, the board may appoint suitably skilled Directors until the following Annual General Meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer is not a Director; however, carries out the duties of the Company Secretary.

Meetings and Committees

Board Meetings are currently held every monthly from 5.30 – 7.30 pm. Meetings are generally held at the Yerrongpilly office. During the global pandemic, meetings are held over video conference. The current Board Committee structure is as follows:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Governance and Remuneration Committee
  • Constitutional Change Committee

The Board Committee meetings are scheduled in the months between board meetings and as required per each committees Terms of Reference. In addition to the Board Committees, the Jacaranda Tenant Advisory Group (JTAG) comprised of housed tenants provides feedback to the Board on housing and services provided by the organisation. Additional membership on the JTAG is made up of the Chief Executive Officer or their delegate with a rotation of one Board member to attend each meeting which is held bi-monthly.

Area of Expertise Being Sought: Governance and Leadership including Legal, People and Culture, Risk Management.

If you are interested in contributing to the community and delivering housing needs for marginalised and vulnerable people in Southeast QLD, don't hesitate to contact Jacaranda Housing today for a full board description and further information.

Jacaranda Housing is an inclusive organisation and encourages applications from women and culturally diverse groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name: Jacaranda Housing

Not for Profit: Yes

For details concerning this role, please contact

Lizz Bott or Scott McGregor
Phone : 07 3392 8848
Email : info@jacarandahousing.com.au, using the subject line: Board Members enquiry via EthicalJobs

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