Call for Expressions of Interest – Board Members

31 May 2021

  • Multiple Voluntary Non-Executive Director positions
  • 2 – 3 year terms
  • Mix of face to face and virtual meetings – minimum of 6 Board and 4 Committee meetings each year with potentially for additional meetings.
  • Oxfam funded travel to Melbourne face to face meetings and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

About us

Oxfam Australia has been helping people claim their basic human rights by tackling poverty and empowering communities to build better lives for themselves for over 67 years.

We believe that inequality holds people back from taking control of their lives and escaping poverty. From unequal income, economic opportunities and access to basic services, to the unequal impacts of climate damage internationally, inequality causes poverty.

We tackle inequality because poverty in the 21st century is less a problem of scarcity, rather the result of how resources, opportunities, and protections are distributed and wielded.

That’s why we are part of a global movement of people working together to eliminate poverty by tackling inequality.

About the Opportunity

OAU is seeking passionate, community-connected and skilled individuals to help lead us into the future taking up a role on OAU’s Board at the August 2021 AGM. The future Board of Oxfam Australia will provide the governance oversight, strategic foresight, deep community engagement and knowledge to the innovation and transformation that will ensure a powerful, relevant, authoritative, respected and legitimate organisation that drives the equity needed to eliminate poverty. Working will allies and in ways that decolonize and reimagine global networks and movements, Oxfam Australia will redefine our approach to solidarity across regions and countries ensuring justice is central to our way of working and our goals

The Board of Directors bears ultimate responsibility for Oxfam Australia achieving its purpose. It is responsible for Oxfam Australia’s overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership on behalf of our stakeholders.

Please be advised that the Board is committed to improving its diversity and the following quotas apply

  • at least one Director must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • the difference in the numbers of Directors who identify as men and those who identify as women be no more than one; and
  • at least 30% of Directors identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or as other people of colour.

Please refer to the candidate pack for additional information about Oxfam Australia and this opportunity. You can access the pack by visiting https://fisherleadership.com/opportunities/oxfam-board-members/.

To express your interest in joining Oxfam Australia’s Board you will need to submit the following:

  • Complete the EOI form
  • Fill out the Board list of competencies form
  • Attach your CV

(Please download a copy of the candidate information pack to access the EOI & Board competencies forms)

Fisher Leadership is supporting the Oxfam Australia Board with the receipt of Expressions of Interest (EOI). To submit your EOI, please go to www.fisherleadership.com and click ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference OXFbrd0521.

For enquiries relating to this position, please contact Susie Munro via susannem@oxfam.org.au or 0401 736 757

Please ensure your EOI is received on or before 5pm Friday 25 June 2021