Website Southern Peninsula Community Support
Providing a safety net for our community.
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 a community run, not-for-profit incorporated organisation governed by a volunteer Board of Management and staffed by eight paid staff and approximately 60 dedicated volunteers. Housed in a Mornington Peninsula Shire provided building, SPCS delivers a diversity of programs to meet local community needs.
The SPCS Board of Management is comprised of nine members – four ‘Office Holders’ (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) and five ‘Ordinary Members’. SPCS is seeking voluntary General Board Members who have a wide range of skills through their experience with large and small business, NFP entities, or the government sector, in such areas as Strategy, Governance, Marketing, Fundraising, Legal etc.
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. Board Members support strategy development, financial management, and fundraising and marketing, among other things. Successful appointees will receive an induction, initial and refresher governance training.
About the Commitment
– Active participation on at least one of the Board’s sub-committees
– The Board meets monthly at a mutually agreed time, preferably in person
– 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.
– A willingness to be an active contributor and to work with courage and integrity
– Passionate about supporting the most vulnerable in our local community
– Ideally from the Southern Mornington Peninsula
– A general understanding of accounting and finance concepts for general board members
– Networks useful to the development and growth of SPCS
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.
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