Chairperson - Victorian Veterans Council | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 31-May-2019
Application Close Date: 30-Jun-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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The Minister for Veterans is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Chairperson of the Victorian Veterans Council.

Applicants must be a veteran as defined in the Veterans Act 2005 (i.e. ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force or allied forces, including Reservists, who now reside in Victoria).

The Victorian Veterans Council (VVC) is an independent statutory body established under the Veterans Act 2005 (the Act) that provides advice to the Minister for Veterans on issues affecting Victoria's ex-service community and the Minister and/or the Director of Consumer Affairs on matters relating to the regulation of patriotic funds.  It is also responsible for supporting veterans' commemoration and education through the Victorian Veterans Fund and providing support for veterans' welfare through the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund.

The Chairperson will chair VVC meetings, meet with the Minister and ex-service organisations to discuss matters relating to the veteran community, and represent the VVC at major veteran commemorative events in Victoria, among other duties. This position requires a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours per month over the course of the year.

Applicants should have experience in managing complex meetings, demonstrated ability to represent the needs and interests of the veteran community, and demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking skills.

To be successful in this role you must have strong links to the ex-service community, skills and knowledge in marketing and communication, and knowledge of veteran welfare issues and military history and commemoration. An understanding of the administration of Patriotic Funds would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial term of up to three years in accordance with the Act. Members may be reappointed for a further two terms at the discretion of the Minister.

How to apply:

Please click Apply online at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages addressing the key selection criteria in the attached position description.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 30 June 2019. Late applications will not be considered.