Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is the leading water safety and lifesaving organisation in Victoria. It is built on the strong traditions and programs of its founding organisations, the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia.
Lifesaving has been an integral part of the Victorian way of life since 1904. Today, LSV is a multifaceted volunteer-based community organisation focusing on public safety and community well-being. Our volunteers, members, employees, and partners work with communities, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, and the broader aquatic industry to meet our purpose.
LSV is seeking the services of two (2) passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors
As an independent director, you will have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our for-purpose organisation and help us achieve our purpose to save lives and empower communities to safely enjoy water.
LSV is dedicated to promoting strong governance practices as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its foundations.
We are seeking talented, committed, and skilled individual/s to join the LSV Board to provide independent advice, perspective, and oversight to the Board regarding the determination, implementation, and monitoring of LSV’s strategy, direction, and governance.
As an independent director, you will;
- provide strategic guidance and oversight to ensure LSV’s purpose and values are supported and upheld.
- Actively prepare and participate in board meetings, committee meetings, annual general meeting, and other meetings or forums as required.
- offer independent, expert and objective advice on matters of governance, risk, lifesaving and strategic decision-making.
- Review and approve key organisational information, reports, and compliance matters.
- Monitor LSV’s performance, ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
- Foster a culture of transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour within the organisation.
- Stay update with industry trends, social impact initiatives and emerging opportunities that align with LSV’s strategic plan and purpose.
- Represent LSV at events and meetings and liaise with government and allied organisations with the CEO.
- Drive and support inclusion and diversity at the board and organisational level.
The LSV Board seeks to appoint a Chair of its finance, risk and audit committee (FRAC), with a preferred option to appoint an Independent Director candidate with strong financial and risk management skills and experience as a Chair for this dual role.
Responsibilities will include overseeing the financial governance, risk management and the integrity of financial and compliance reporting. Overseeing, in conjunction with other LSV committees, strategic enterprise risks.
Who are you?
As a Board member, you are expected to possess a deep passion and skill for your work, and to uphold high ethical standards and integrity.
You should be committed to LSV's purpose and values and have prior experience as an independent director or in a similar governance role. Additionally, you should have a strong understanding of best practice governance standards and principles, governance systems, and regulatory frameworks, as well as excellent financial analysis, risk management, and strategic planning skills.
You will be expected to exercise independent judgment and provide constructive feedback and will ideally have some familiarity with lifesaving, emergency services, the broader aquatic industry, and education sectors.
LSV offers a rewarding environment where you can help shape and drive this iconic for-purpose organisation. Strong experience in senior leadership and/or governance roles, as well as a track record of serving on boards and/or committees, preferably within a for-purpose organization, is highly desirable.
How to apply:
LSV is actively seeking passionate individuals who are dedicated to their community.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please click "Apply Now" to complete the application process, including addressing the key selection criteria.
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We encourage suitably qualified and diverse candidates to apply and welcome everyone to our safe and welcoming work environment. LSV is an equal-opportunity organisation that values and supports individual differences.
We strive to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can bring their best selves. LSV takes the safety of children and young people seriously. As a result, anyone involved with LSV must understand their responsibility to maintain a safe, fair, and inclusive environment for all. We require all applicants to obtain a ‘Working with Children Check’, as well as completing a ‘police check’ and a ‘fit and proper' person declaration.