- Job posted on: 16th Sep 2021
- Applications close:
Are you a professional and dedicated individual with a passion for the volunteering movement? This newly created position will be key to supporting the redesigned Volunteer Management Activity across the country.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to put their stamp on a new national program and work closely with the State and Territory Peak volunteering organisations and Volunteering Australia.
The Australian Government redesigned the previous Volunteer Management Activity (VMA), which had funded 52 organisations to delivery 72 Volunteer Support Services between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2021, the Australian Government will distribute up to $33.5 million (excluding GST) over five years plus additional partnerships funding of up to $6.601 million (excluding GST) over one year under the new Volunteer Management Activity to Volunteering Peak Bodies (VPBs).
The Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of each state and territory VPB agreed on a VMA Framework, Alliance Agreement and Terms of Reference to guide the establishment and implementation of the new VMA.
The VMA Council (VMAC) is the governing body of the new VMA. It is the accountable decision-making body setting the priorities and overseeing the expenditure of VMA funding for national projects, ensuring compliance with grant agreements and the intent of the new VMA.
The VMA Council Independent Chair uses their experience, skills, and leadership abilities to facilitate VMAC’s governance processes. The Chair does not have voting rights. The Chair’s primary function is to ensure that the Council accomplishes its role in accordance with the VMA framework(s), Alliance Agreement and Terms of Reference. The Chair is the major point of contact between the Council Members and the Convenor (currently being recruited as a paid position).
The Chair has responsibility for leading and managing the Convenor (to be appointed in a paid role). Administration of the Convenor’s employment requirements and conditions will be administered by the relevant VPB (according to location).
The role of the Chair is to:
The Chair is expected to convene one 2-hour meeting every second month, and then engage with the Convenor as required for both the Chair and Convenor to succeed.
The term of appointment is for two years, with the option to continue for up to another three years (dependent on success in the role).
Alignment with the values and vision of the VPBs, and in particular display:
This is a voluntary position. All expenses are reimbursed.
For further information please contact Jean Giese on 0439 022 398.