Could you be a Director on the Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT Board?

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 16 April 2021

Directors are elected to the Board of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT, and contribute to the strategic direction, legal and financial accountabilities and oversight of our organisation. Director positions are pro bono.

Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT are calling for nominations for two (2) vacant Board Director positions. In 2021 there is the requirement that one Director must be an Adult Member who is less than 30 years of age when she becomes a Director of the Board.

Who can stand for election?

A candidate for the position of an Elected Director of the Board must:
  • be a current financial Adult Member;
  • have been a Member for a total of not less than three (3) years at the date of her election;
  • not be an employee of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT;
  • be nominated in writing, with her consent, by another Adult Member; and
  • be eligible to be a candidate under clause 7.9.2 of the Constitution.

What does the Board do?

The Board has many roles to perform. These include:
  • setting the strategic direction for Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT;
  • monitoring the business of Guiding and the viability of the organisation;
  • risk identification, management and oversight;
  • ensuring the organisation complies with all its legal obligations;
  • employing and removal of the CEO;
  • formulating policy;
  • governing the organisation on behalf of its Members;
  • networking both inside and outside of Guiding in the interests of our organisation;
  • engaging with stakeholders; and
  • making decisions in the best interests of our organisation as a whole.

Why nominate to be a director of Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT?

Use your skills to add value to the Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT organisation
  • Set the direction of Guides for the future and add your voice to the strategic plan
  • Benefit your own career and experience by gaining new skills in governance in the not for profit space
  • Give back to Guiding in NSW, ACT & NT and steer the organisation into the future

What skills do I need?

The Board has reviewed its ongoing combined skills and expertise and has identified a need for Directors with the following priority skills and experience:
  • marketing
  • investment management
  • governance and or legal experience
  • property management
  • technology and infrastructure
  • fundraising and donor campaigns
  • youth innovation
  • change management.
  • However, nominees with other skills sets will also be accepted.
    In keeping with modern governance practice, the Board is now asking nominees to indicate what skills and experience they may bring to the Board by completing a skills inventory. It is not expected that any nominee will possess all the skills and experience listed, and in reality most nominees may only have two or three strong skills and experience elements identified. The inventory will however provide a good insight to you as a person and the contribution you may make to the Board.

    How do I nominate?

    Complete a nomination form and be nominated in writing, with her consent, by another Adult Member.
    Send the completed nomination form to elections@girlguides-nswactnt.org.au

    When do nominations close?

    5pm Friday 16 April 2021

    What happens once nominations close?

    After the period for the receipt of nominations closes, all nominations will go through an administrative process to check for completeness and validity.
    Electronic Ballot papers will be prepared and distributed to all current financial adult members.
    The information you provide about yourself and the information provided by your nominator will also be published.
    Returned ballots are stored in a locked container until the voting period closes and are then counted by independent people. The outcome of the ballot is kept secret until it is announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

    This year the AGM will be held on Saturday, 22 May 2021, in Sydney.



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