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About Pets in the Park Pets in the Park (PITP) is a professional veterinary-based charity that provides free veterinary care to animals owned by people experiencing homelessness. By doing this, PITP aims to support, build relationships with and improve the wellbeing of homeless people in society living with animal companions. Many people who are experiencing homelessness own pets that play a significant role in their lives. These much loved pets offer unconditional love, companionship, emotional support and security; basic human needs that are often not met elsewhere. PITP aims to support and protect this important relationship by providing essential veterinary services at monthly ‘pop up’ clinics held in (currently) 13 locations around Australia. Pets in the Park operates by the contribution of hundreds of volunteers and one paid position (CEO).

About the Role An exciting opportunity exists for two passionate individuals to join the National Board as Directors. The function of these roles includes meeting all Governance Standards as set out by the ACNC and the Organisations Board Governance Charter, as well as working with the CEO to assist the Organisation to meet its’ objectives and purpose. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of companion animals and people experiencing homelessness. Key Responsibilities These include:

  • Meeting the requirements of the Organisations Board Governance Charter which includes meeting all of the duties and responsibilities of Directors as set out by the ACNC;
  • Continue to develop, implement and maintain a culture and standard of Governance for the Organisation and the trust of external stakeholders;
  • Lead and/or participate in one or more of the he Boards Sub-Committees.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant education (e.g. AICD Company Directors Course) will be well regarded but not essential;
  • Experience and skills in establishing and cultivating long term corporate partnership;
  • Experience in the NFP sector is ideal but not essential;
  • A passion for animals and empathy for less fortunate people experiencing homelessness is essential.