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Board Member - Company Secretary

StreetSmart Australia

At StreetSmart, we are a small team who believe no one should be without a safe and secure place to call home. We work to support people who are homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness in Australia. Our campaigns raise vital funds and awareness for small, ‘hard to reach’ grassroots homeless services and projects. To date we’ve raised over $8.7 million and supported over 800 homeless and community services across Australia. Over the past two years we have met numerous challengers and have implemented a number of new innovative programs to help vulnerable people impacted by the COVID pandemic. We have raised more funds and supported more community organisations than previous years. After two and half years our current Company Secretary is retiring from the Board and we are looking for a suitably skilled, experienced and passionate person to join the Board as Company Secretary.

Company Secretarial Responsibilities Your role is to act as Company Secretary to StreetSmart Australia Ltd in accordance with the Constitution and applicable legislation (including the Australian Charities & Not for Profits Commission and the Corporations Act). This includes, but is not limited to, the following: ● Maintenance of the Company registers including register of members and directors. ● Management of Board papers, coordination of the completion and despatch of Board papers, organisation and co-ordination of meetings including preparation of the agenda and taking of minutes. ● Statutory compliance with applicable governance requirements including ACNC governance standards ● Corporate Constitution: Ensure compliance with the provisions of the Constitution. ● Preparation and submission of appropriate documentation for ACNC, ASIC, State licencing bodies and similar organisations. ● Maintenance of the Company’s insurance. ● Providing input into the annual audit and preparation and filing of the Annual Accounts. ● Organisation of the annual Board and Committee calendar of meetings. ● Provision of advice to Chair on procedural requirements. ● Provision of Corporate governance input to the Board and Management Team. ● Provide broader strategic and business advice.

Time commitment required: Bi-Monthly board meetings of up to two hours, and up to an additional day bi-monthly outside of meetings to support company secretarial matters. Duration of tenure: We are looking for someone for a minimum 2 year term in the first instance. Previous experience in the role of Company Secretary is preferred, but more important are your skills and knowledge of the above responsibilities, and your energy, skills and commitment to tackling homelessness. This role is Melbourne-based, where we’re headquartered.

If you’re interested in the role, please send a resumé and covering note to the Chair, Damien Farrell, or call him if you want to discuss the role further: Email: [email protected] Mobile: 0408 361 123.