Scripture Union NED Recruitment

Board Direction, on behalf of Scripture Union Australia, is seeking to appoint two (2) Non-Executive Directors with experience in either: Finance, Fundraising or School Leadership to their professional and passionate Board.

About Scripture Union Australia

Scripture Union (SU) Australia is a leading Christian based not-for-profit that works alongside churches and communities to give children, young people and their families opportunities to discover life in God’s big story.

For over 140 years, countless young Australians have been discovering belonging, hope and purpose in a story bigger than themselves through SU movements across our nation. Coming together in 2021 across different States and Territories, along with Generate (NSW), they are now a united, national movement, one body with many local expressions.

SU Australia an interdenominational Christian movement of around 1100 staff and 12,000 volunteers, spread across all parts of Australia, who partner with churches and community groups through a range of local ministries – holiday camping; chaplaincy in government schools; community missions; special religious education and religious instruction; school camping; at-risk youth work; cross cultural and first nations ministries; and training.  ChildSafe Limited is part of the SU Australia group, and SU Australia champions a culture of child safety among its staff and volunteers, as well as for the wider community. 

For more information visit: https://su.org.au/. Alternatively, you can see the ACNC profile of the SU Australia group linked here

Why consider joining the board?

SU Australia is well positioned for the next phase of its journey and realisation of its opportunities as a unified national movement to offer every child, young person and family opportunities to discover life in God’s big story. SU Australia’s big vision compels it to explore fresh new ways to connect with young people to bring fullness of life in a safe and welcoming way. 

The Board are active participants in the mission, overseeing the strategic development of SU Australia’s diverse portfolio of programs to build connection and community with people from all walks of life. Candidates have the opportunity to join a quality Board committed to being generous in sharing their experience, expertise and resources to support the continued development and flourishing of SU Australia’s ministries. 

Role Description

Due to recent and upcoming retirements, up to two Non-Executive Directors (one of whom may be the Chair of the Finance Committee) are sought to join the board of nine NEDs including a highly experienced Chair.

Person Specification

SU Australia seeks applications from individuals across Australia with the following experience or expertise:

  1. Governance: Ideally (but not essential) prior Non-Executive Director (NED) experience or board-level executive experience.
  2. Skills & Experience: SU Australia are seeking applications from candidates with one or more of the following skills and experience:
    1. Finance – Ideally CPA or equivalent or at least significant finance and accounting experience (This person may also be required to Chair the Finance Committee);
    2. Fundraising – SU Australia are reliant upon giving as such someone who understands and can evidence fundraising success.
    3. School leadership – Knowledge of the primary and/or secondary school education system as Principal/Deputy Principal or very senior leader.
  3. Passion: A proven passion for the work of Scripture Union and aligned with the Scripture Union aims, beliefs and working principles (available here
  4. Cultural Fit: A practising Christian, committed member of a Church.

Location & Remuneration & Timings

Board Meetings: With the exception of one in person board meeting and an in person annual strategic retreat, the board meet virtually at least once per school term (outside of working hours) and the sub-committees meet 4-5 times per year (in working hours). 

Candidate Location: The successful candidate can be located anywhere in Australia.

Remuneration: This is a voluntary/Expenses only role. Where travel is required, all related travel and accommodation costs are covered. 

Timings (as a guide)

    • Application open Friday 26th July
    • Applications close – Monday 12th August (late applications may be accepted).
    • Successful/Unsuccessful – Candidates advised mid to late August.
    • Interviews – Early September.
    • Decision made – Late of September.
    • Appointments – Confirmed at the AGM 18th November.

TO APPLY

You MUST complete and submit the form below and attach your Board CV before Monday, 12th August 2024.

For late applications or to arrange a confidential discussion, please email ua.mo1721577853c.noi1721577853tceri1721577853ddrao1721577853b@tca1721577853tnoc1721577853.

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Scripture Union Australia NED Application Form

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Ideally (but not essential) prior Non-Executive Director (NED) experience or board-level executive experience. (1,500 character limit)
Evidence of being able to contribute in at least one of the following: A. Finance - Ideally CPA or equivalent or at least significant finance and accounting experience (This person may also be required to Chair the Finance Committee); OR B. Fundraising - SU Australia are reliant upon giving as such someone who understands and can evidence fundraising success. OR C. School leadership - Knowledge of the primary and/or secondary school education system as Principal/Deputy Principal or very senior leader. (1,500 character limit)
Are you willing to Chair the Finance Committee?
If you are applying primarily due to your finance or accounting experience please indicate if you are willing and able to Chair the Finance sub-committee.
A proven passion for the work of Scripture Union and aligned with the Scripture Union aims, beliefs and working principles. (1,500 character limit)
A practising Christian, committed member of a Church that is aligned with SU Australia's statement of belief. (1,500 character limit)
Please provide any additional information that might support your ability to contribute to the work of SU Australia. (1,500 character limit)
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