We are currently seeking expressions of interest for three volunteer Board members at Outdoors Victoria, after the retirement of three Board members, two being founding Board Members.

Outdoors Victoria is the recognised peak body for the outdoor sector in Victoria.

Our purpose is to build a valued and sustainable outdoor sector for the benefit of the community and natural environment by enhancing, connecting, and advocating on behalf of outdoor education, outdoor recreation, bush adventure therapy and nature based tourism firms and organisations. There are six paid staff, a Board of nine, an annual budget of close to $0.5 million, and 2,000 subscribers to the monthly newsletter.

Outdoors Victoria’s role includes:

Advocacy: influencing government planning and policy decisions; encouraging collaboration within the sector; and maintaining effective strategic relationships and alliances with relevant organisations
Leadership: providing leadership across the sector by identifying key issues and taking action to ensure the wellbeing of the sector and its stakeholders
Coordination: driving and supporting a coordinated and integrated approach to the development of the sector and its stakeholders
Communication: promoting and publicising the benefits of outdoor activities to the community and public agencies; and ensuring members and interested parties are kept well informed about sector issues and initiatives
Research: fielding research opportunities and commissioning research for the advancement of the sector.
If you have substantial experience in one or more of the below areas, you are encouraged to register your interest:

  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organisational risk management
  • Marketing and PR
  • Member/customer/community engagement
  • Advocacy and Government Affairs
  • HR/Legal *Project/program management

Time commitments include attending Board meetings bi-monthly held in business hours, the Annual General Meeting and potentially contributing on a subcommittee of the Board eg. Finance, Outdoor Providers and Camps, Conference sub committees.

Members are appointed based on individual backgrounds and expertise, in addition to an empathy and understanding of the outdoors sector. Each Board member is committed to the ongoing success and growth of the organisation in Outdoors Victoria’s role as advocate for the outdoors sector.

The appointment is subject to an interview with the Chair or another Board member and the successful outcome of enquiries with professional referees.

How to apply:

If you have questions regarding these positions or to register your interest please contact CEO Andrew Knight M: 0437 452 456, or forward your resume to ceo@outdoorsvictoria.org.au

Applications close on Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Read about our current board members here

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