• 7th May 2022

Non-Member Director Position

With more than 11,000 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 advance excellence in paramedicine in Australia and New Zealand, the College’s primary objects are to:

  • Lead the profession to support excellence in patient centred care
  • Inspire and facilitate the development of paramedics
  • Advance the development of evidenced-based paramedicine
  • Represent and support the interest and wellbeing of members, and
  • Build a sustainable, capable, and socially responsible organisation.

The Board currently has one (1) non-member director vacancy and 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 College’s history, governance and other activities 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 nine (9) times per year, with up to three face-to-face full day meetings, usually held in Sydney or with the international conference. 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 Vacancy
The successful candidate 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 this position 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 implementation;
  • relevant executive-level and commercial experience;
  • financial leadership and risk management;
  • government relations and member-based stakeholder management;
  • legal and regulatory expertise.

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 College 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 College’s 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 Monday 30th May 2022.
Contact John Bruning on 0419 419 085 if you wish to discuss the director position.

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

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