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Board Secretary in an environmental co-operative

Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Co-operative

Do you know about National Cooperative Law? Are you passionate about our environment?

Join the Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative Board as Board Secretary!

Interested? See the website for the position description and how to apply.


VINC is seeking to appoint a volunteer Board Secretary role to join the Board. The secretary is a statutory (legally required) officer, who is the primary point of contact between the regulators (especially Consumer Affairs Victoria) and the co-operative. This role is a voluntary role as part of a voluntary Board of Management comprised of six Board members, including this role.

Ensuring that the co-operative meets its legal compliance obligations is the key purpose of the role. Co-operatives National Regulations outline a range of duties. We will place this role as soon as we find ‘the one’ – so please don’t delay!


VINC propagates and supplies local native indigenous plants to local and other government agencies for bushland re-vegetation around Banyule, Boroondara, Darebin, Hume, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Nillumbik, Stonnington, Whittlesea and Yarra. VINC also supply schools, community groups, landscapers and members of the public through retail.

VINC’s primary objectives are to supply the local community with quality, sustainably grown plants, to promote bio-diversity and demonstrate the benefits of using indigenous plants through workshops, outreach and education. VINC sources seed and cuttings from local areas to ensure plants are genetically suited to the areas supplied.

VINC is a not-for-profit co-operative run by a Board of Management and has both paid staff and volunteers. Currently over 600 individuals, organisations and businesses belong.

We look forward to hearing from you.