• 13th Apr 2020

Non-Member Director Positions

With over 8000 members, the Australasian College of Paramedicine (the College) is the peak professional body (not for profit member association) representing and supporting paramedics across Australia and New Zealand.

With its purpose to lead and advance paramedicine in Australia and New Zealand the College’s primary objects are to:

  • Lead the paramedic profession as it enters a new era of professionalism
  • Facilitate and support the development of paramedics through best practice education and professional development
  • Provide paramedic research opportunities to support the development of evidence-based paramedicine
  • Represent and support the interests of members in their professional life, and
  • Build a sustainable, capable and socially responsible organisation.

There are currently (up to) three non-member director roles vacant, and we are seeking applications from suitably skilled and committed individuals who can bring a range of skills, energy and a contemporary mindset to complement that of our current directors.

While the role is volunteer (unpaid), reasonable travel and other expenses in relation to performing the role will be met by the College. More information on the history of ACP, governance and other activities of the College can be found on this website.

Board Composition and Meetings
The College has a skills-based board comprised of up to nine directors – six elected member directors and three appointed non-member directors, each on staggered three-year terms.

The Board meets approximately 9 times per year, with up to three face-to-face full day meetings, usually held in Melbourne or Sydney. Depending on the individual skill set, directors may also be expected to participate in sub-committees of the board.

The expected time commitment is 15 to 20 days in total per annum, including attendance at meetings, preparation for meetings, involvement with board committees and other activities.

Current Vacancies
The successful candidate(s) cannot be a College member and will come from outside the paramedic profession, to meet the skill requirements of the Board. The initial term for these director positions will be one, two or three years.

To compliment the current board’s skill mix, we are particularly interested in applicants able to demonstrate both skills and a proven track record of meaningful outcomes in relation to some or all of:

  • strategy development and successful implementation;
  • relevant, successful commercial experience;
  • financial management; and/or
  • executive-level management experience.

Financial literacy is a must, and previous board experience would be an advantage.

Prior qualifications from a recognised governance education provider, while not essential, would be highly regarded.

A full position description expanding on the required skills and personal attributes for ACP directors can be downloaded via this link

Why Apply for this Volunteer Director Role?
Whether you are an experienced director or are looking to commence your non-executive/ independent director career, this role provides an excellent opportunity to expand your professional experience while supporting the paramedic profession which underpins a truly essential service.

All applicants are required to complete the ACP Director Declaration form, which can be accessed via this link.

To apply, please send your completed Director Declaration form, your resume and a covering letter that briefly describes how your achievements and skills meet the skills and qualities outlined above and in the position description to John Bruning, CEO at CEO@paramedics.org by COB Friday 1 May. For a confidential discussion on the director position please contact John Bruning on 0419 419 085.

The successful applicant(s) will, prior to formal appointment, need to provide a satisfactory national police clearance.

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