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A chance to join the Red Cross Board

Check out two new roles on our Board and how to apply.

Are you looking for an influential Board role in a large, well known and trusted organisation? Do you wish to be a part of a progressive and constructive Board and highly performing executive team?

Would you like to become a key policy maker for Australian Red Cross? Do you have what it takes to ensure that the organisation acts in accordance with the Geneva Conventions, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regulations and the fundamental principles of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement?

Do you have a key focus and experience in digital technologies and transformation or a deep understanding of the difficult journey undertaken by vulnerable migrants into Australia?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions, then you could be just what we’re looking for.

Australian Red Cross seeks to appoint two new Board members based in Melbourne. Read more about the Australian Red Cross Board and check out more details about the roles below and how to apply.

Comprising up to 16 members, the Board includes the President, Deputy President, the Audit and Risk Committee Chair, the Youth Member, the Chair or nominee of each of the eight Divisional Advisory Boards from every state and territory, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Chair and up to three Additional Board Members. While they are not members of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary attend Board meetings throughout the year.

Our Board Members are volunteers who receive no payment for their services, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel and other expenses incurred through their work for Red Cross.

Board member – Digital Expertise

The Australian Red Cross Society seeks to appoint a new Board Member who will bring strong skills in digital agility, disruption and transformation. Red Cross is actively pursuing the potential of new technologies and digital platforms in its strategy including how best to harness the positive forces of technology, and explore and experiment with emerging technologies such as; blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics. The new Board Member will help ensure Red Cross builds a lead role in transforming through technology and in understanding and influencing on the impact of emerging technology on the future of humanity. This Board Member will have an entrepreneurial mindset and will be experienced in the development of strategic responses to digital disruption of traditional business models.

To apply - please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference ARCbmd0318, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones or Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information. Applications close on Monday 30 April 2018.

Board member – Migration expertise

The Australian Red Cross Society seeks to appoint a new Board Member who will bring relevant and contemporary thinking to support the organisation’s humanitarian programs and services that protect and uphold the health, dignity and wellbeing of vulnerable migrants in Australia. Red Cross provides a range of support to refugees, people seeking asylum, stateless persons, people who are trafficked, people in immigration detention and other people who are vulnerable as a result of migration. The Board Member will have a deep understanding about the journey of vulnerable migrants in Australia, the policy and service settings which are relevant and will ideally have lived experience that will provide a basis for robust insight and meaningful contributions.

To apply - please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference ARCbmm0318, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones or Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information. Applications close on Monday 30 April 2018.

 

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