Website Southern Peninsula Community Support

Providing a safety net for our community.

About Southern Peninsula Community Support

Founded in 1980, Southern Peninsula Community Support (SPCS) provides a safety net for the Southern Mornington Peninsula community, supporting those who otherwise often fall through the gaps.  We offer a wide range of support including food and material aid, advocacy, negotiation and referral, with emphasis on providing assistance to the most vulnerable.  Located in Rosebud, SPCS is managed by a volunteer Board of Management and staffed by eight paid staff and over fifty dedicated volunteers. Housed in a Mornington Peninsula Shire provided building, SPCS delivers a diversity of programs to meet local community needs.

As a community run, not-for-profit incorporated organisation SPCS is governed by a Volunteer Board of Management. The SPCS Board of Management is comprised of nine members – four ‘Office Holders’ (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) and five ‘Ordinary Members’.

Current Board Size: 9
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: Wednesdays 5 – 7 pm
Meeting Location: Rosebud

Skills and Experience Required

SPCS is seeking voluntary General Board Members who have one or more of the following skills through their experience with large and small business, NFP entities, or the government sector:

·       Strategy
·       Governance
·       Risk and OH&S Management
·       Fundraising and grant applications
·       Marketing, Communications, Public Speaking and/or Public Relations
·       Community Service Organisation management
·       Legal
·       Finance or Accounting
·       Human Resources
·       Information Technology

About the Board

The Board plays a key role in the governance of SPCS, serving as the guardian of the organisation’s mission and values while ensuring compliance and effective risk management.

As a Board member you will be responsible for:

·       Supporting the development and execution of the organisational strategy to align with our vision, mission, and values
·       Maintaining compliance with relevant statutory laws and regulations
·       Ensuring strong financial management of our finances
·       Supporting programs through direct involvement, fundraising and ambassadorship
·       Consistent attendance and active engagement at Board meetings
·       Timely engagement with online communications
·       Sharing your knowledge and insights with the board and organisational leadership

Successful appointees will receive an induction, initial and refresher governance training.

About You

·       A willingness to be an active contributor
·       Passionate about supporting the most vulnerable in our local community
·       Ideally from the Southern Mornington Peninsula
·       Strives to work with courage and integrity
·       A general understanding of accounting and finance concepts for general board members
·       Networks useful to the development and growth of SPCS

About the Commitment

·       Active participation on at least one of the Board’s sub-committees
·       The Board meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 5:00pm.
·       Dependent on COVID-19 restrictions these meetings may be conducted on an online platform.
·       Board members must attend most meetings and contribute additional time to other activities including pre-reading, governance training, community events, sub-committee meetings, organisational activities etc. On average five hours per month, including meetings and important events.

About the Application Process

To apply, please complete the Application Form found on the website at www.spcsic.org/volunteering/ and send in with your CV, including references.  You may also include a covering letter outlining your interest in becoming a General Board Member, detailing how your skills and experience align with the opportunity.

All application documents should be mailed to miranda@spcsic.org

To apply for this job email your details to miranda@spcsic.org