Opportunity to share your expertise with a key organisation dedicated to connecting families and communities to raise children through play.Applications particularly welcome from highly experienced professionals with a finance / not for profit backgroundRemuneration: Expenses paid, including on-going professional development About Playgroup SAPlaygroup SA is an incorporated association committed to helping all South Australian families discover the benefits of play for children’s development.  Playgroup SA is a not-for-profit organisation funded by government and philanthropic grants, membership, and fundraising Annually over 2,000 family members attend more than 190 playgroups across South Australia, including rural and regional communities. Playgroup SA offers practical, professional advice and support, training and development including additional needs services, broad insurance coverage, play resources and playgroup workshops among other services.Playgroup SA has achieved a significant transition, balancing its cottage industry heritage of over 45 years with a powerful new and more authoritative business identity. We are now recognised as an invaluable strategic asset for a new extended stakeholder, partner, and benefactor network. Our objective is to nurture young children, support and connect families, and build stronger communities through high quality playgroups across the state.In February 2023 Playgroup SA achieved certification through external assessment with the Australian Service Excellent Standards. "Overall, the ASES assessment of Playgroups SA demonstrated that the organisation has and will likely continue to evolve into an organised, positive and service oriented place of work" About the OpportunityPlaygroup SA is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to their established governing Board. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join a passionate team on a voluntary basis and help develop and shape an exciting future for the playgroup movement in South Australia.Essential skills include the ability to think and influence strategically and a capacity to work collaboratively with other Board members and with the CEO and their team. Importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of and passion for the work that playgroups do for children, families, and the broader community. A commitment to the strategic vision and values of Playgroup SA, as well as knowledge of not-for-profit and the community services sectors is required. An AICD qualification would be highly regarded.Appointments will be made based upon the need to ensure that there is an appropriate mix of skills, experience, and diversity on the Board. While the Board currently boasts a diverse range of experience, we are ideally seeking skills, abilities, and experience in finance (ideally CA / CPA qualified), particularly in the not for profit sector.As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering an environment that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.Appointed Directors need to be able to commit the necessary time to satisfactorily meet their responsibilities (estimated time commitment is Board meeting attendance to be held in Adelaide or online approximately once every 6 weeks, as well as the occasional meeting in between and other board and committee work). Travel and professional development expenses will be paid by Playgroup SA.For a confidential conversation regarding this opportunity, please contact Margot Gallagher on 0418229789 or email your CV and covering letter addressing the requirements referenced above to margot@hrsuccess.com.au   Applications close Tuesday 2nd April 2024. 0 AUD Adelaide 5000

Board Member

  • Opportunity to share your expertise with a key organisation dedicated to connecting families and communities to raise children through play.
  • Applications particularly welcome from highly experienced professionals with a finance / not for profit background
  • Remuneration: Expenses paid, including on-going professional development

 About Playgroup SA

Playgroup SA is an incorporated association committed to helping all South Australian families discover the benefits of play for children’s development.  Playgroup SA is a not-for-profit organisation funded by government and philanthropic grants, membership, and fundraising 

Annually over 2,000 family members attend more than 190 playgroups across South Australia, including rural and regional communities. Playgroup SA offers practical, professional advice and support, training and development including additional needs services, broad insurance coverage, play resources and playgroup workshops among other services.

Playgroup SA has achieved a significant transition, balancing its cottage industry heritage of over 45 years with a powerful new and more authoritative business identity. We are now recognised as an invaluable strategic asset for a new extended stakeholder, partner, and benefactor network. Our objective is to nurture young children, support and connect families, and build stronger communities through high quality playgroups across the state.

In February 2023 Playgroup SA achieved certification through external assessment with the Australian Service Excellent Standards. "Overall, the ASES assessment of Playgroups SA demonstrated that the organisation has and will likely continue to evolve into an organised, positive and service oriented place of work"

 About the Opportunity

Playgroup SA is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to their established governing Board. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join a passionate team on a voluntary basis and help develop and shape an exciting future for the playgroup movement in South Australia.

Essential skills include the ability to think and influence strategically and a capacity to work collaboratively with other Board members and with the CEO and their team. Importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of and passion for the work that playgroups do for children, families, and the broader community. A commitment to the strategic vision and values of Playgroup SA, as well as knowledge of not-for-profit and the community services sectors is required. An AICD qualification would be highly regarded.

Appointments will be made based upon the need to ensure that there is an appropriate mix of skills, experience, and diversity on the Board. While the Board currently boasts a diverse range of experience, we are ideally seeking skills, abilities, and experience in finance (ideally CA / CPA qualified), particularly in the not for profit sector.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering an environment that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Appointed Directors need to be able to commit the necessary time to satisfactorily meet their responsibilities (estimated time commitment is Board meeting attendance to be held in Adelaide or online approximately once every 6 weeks, as well as the occasional meeting in between and other board and committee work). Travel and professional development expenses will be paid by Playgroup SA.

For a confidential conversation regarding this opportunity, please contact Margot Gallagher on 0418229789 or email your CV and covering letter addressing the requirements referenced above to [email protected]  

Applications close Tuesday 2nd April 2024.

  • Posted Date 13 Mar 2024
  • Location Adelaide
    SA / Australia
  • Industry Community Services & Development
  • Job Type Casual/Vacation
  • Salary Not provided