Volunteer – Board of Directors
Span Community House is currently seeking expressions of interest from those who wish to give back to the community by actively assisting a not-for-profit neighbourhood house as a general board member. Span are particularly interested in recruiting those with skills in marketing . Board positions are voluntary positions.
The Board of Directors are responsible for the governance of Span, ensuring that our organisation meets all legal requirements and remains accountable to its donors, funders, stakeholders and the community.
Board members must undertake a police check, complete a board nomination form and volunteer application form.
Board members are asked to volunteer for approximately four hours per month. Tasks include reading monthly reports, attending and contributing to monthly board meetings, assisting on a subcommittee or in another area depending on your area of expertise.
Please contact the manager at Span Community House for further details. firstname.lastname@example.org or 9480 1364.
Dated: 27th July 2017
See application form below
Board of Directors
Joined: July 2015
Qualifications and experience: Master of Commerce, Bachelor of Business, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Kristina has experience in project management, strategic human resource management, learning and development program design.
Particular interests: Mental health awareness.
Other local involvement: Pines Learning.
Joined: October 2012
Position: Board member and secretary (formally known as public officer with CAV)
Sub committees: Finance
Qualifications and experience: Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Jacinta has experience in literacy program co-ordination and teaching in the adult and community education sector. She has also been a writer and editor for two not-for-profit journal publications. Jacinta has served as secretary of Span board, as well as chairperson from 2013 to 2016.
Particular interests: Creating strong local communities with a focus on sustainability and accessibility.
Other local involvement: Jacinta has sat on local community and education boards, committees and advisory groups. She has volunteered as a tutor in a school-based program for young people from refugee and immigrant families. Jacinta is a member of Strath Creek Landcare group.
Linda Sue O’Connor
Joined: Committee of Management in July 2001 and joined the Board in September 2001 during a realignment of the organisation.
Position: Board member
Sub-committees: Finance, human resources, social media.
Qualifications and experience: Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology with postgraduate Microbiology; Associate of Arts in Science Communication; teaching assistant, research assistant and lab assistant (UCI). Linda joined Span at the inception of the Span Volunteer Tutor Program (SVTP) in 2000 and was part of the first intake for AMES training. She is the owner of O’Connor Business Systems providing IT accounting support for other businesses. Linda has held the role of president, secretary but more frequently treasurer of the board.
Particular interests: Adult education to allow equal access to services and amenities, inclusivity and recognition of all members of our community, especially those discriminated against and/or isolated due to race, religion, sexual identity, mental illness, age or disability. Linda is an advocate of life-long learning for improvement and enjoyment.
Other local involvement: Linda presided over the Abbotsford Playgroup; she tutored in English at Spensley Street Primary School and Melbourne Girls College, volunteering in various capacities including committees, fundraising and volunteering at school fetes. Linda also served as Treasurer for St. David’s Uniting Church, Abbotsford.
Joined: January 2013
Position: Assistant Chairperson
Qualification and experience: Associate Diploma of Accountancy. Elisa has worked in local government for seventeen years as a business development officer – eleven years with the Boroondara City Council and six years with Moreland City Council, where she still works, in running the Moreland Business Network and the Moreland Business Women’s Network.
Particular interests: Creating resilient local communities with a focus on empowering women. Also passionate about business and community development, networking, local government liaison with the community and business, networking, and event management.
Other local involvement: Board member of philanthropic group Engenda Ltd.
Position: Board member
Qualifications and experience: Bachelor of Arts, Higher Diploma in Education, Diploma in Arts Management, Certificate of Management Studies, MSc Responsible Tourism Management. Della has worked predominantly in public libraries in Ireland, England and Australia. She has also worked in a school and prison library. She has worked for a small Literature Development Agency.
Particular interests: Multiculturalism and social justice.
Other local involvement: Della is a volunteer mentor with Leadership Victoria on their New and Emerging Community Leaders Program, she volunteers with the Brotherhood of St Lawrence assisting refugee and Asylum Seekers to enter the workplace. She is a founding member of the National Bibliotherapy Association of Australia. She is a very invested dog owner.
Joined: February 2015
Qualifications and experience: Master of Accounting, Bachelor of International Accounting, Associate member of CPA Australia. Yu has experience in accounting and finance areas.
Particular interests: Wellbeing and social inclusion of local community.
Other local involvement: Yu has been a member, as well as a sponsor, of Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Joined: March 2017.
Position: Board member
Qualifications and experience: Bachelor of Business, Certificate in Senior Managers Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Business. In late 2015 retired from the fulltime workforce after a proud and successful career including 25 years in management positions undertaken in local government (Moreland and Maroondah City Councils) and private enterprise (superannuation industry – Superpartners and Host Plus).
Particular interests: To reduce social isolation in our rapidly changing neighbourhoods. To ensure affordable opportunities are provided to the all of our community members to connect with, learn from and meet other people.
Other local involvement: Member of Darebin Women’s Advisory Committee.
Joined: June 2017.
Position: Board Member.
Qualification and experience: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Over ten years experience in the public sector, first in local government and now as a Managing Principal Solicitor with the State Government. Volunteered for six years and worked for one year at a community legal centre.
Particular interests: Services for women and culturally and linguistically diverse members of the community; maximising the use of community resources and spaces.
Other local involvement: I moved to Thornbury last year and this is my first significant local involvement.