Call for nominations for Nican Board

Date posted: 
7 September 2011

Nominations are being called to fill vacancies on the Nican Board.  There are three Board positions available.   The term of the successful applicants will commence at the close of the Annual General Meeting, 2011.

Board members must be financial members of Nican and are appointed for two-year terms.  They are expected to possess well developed corporate governance knowledge and the ability to work as a team member.  There is no limit on the number of terms a person may serve on the Board.  Face-to-face meetings are usually held twice a year: in May/June and October/November.  Generally, meetings are planned to be held in Canberra but are frequently held in other Capital cities if appropriate.  Meetings via teleconference are held approximately every two months.  Board members may also be required to promote Nican throughout their networks by means of attending appropriate forums and delivering presentations on Nican's aims and objectives and on other relevant issues.

Travel and accommodation costs are met by Nican.  (We try to keep these costs to a minimum by taking advantage of advance purchase fares, and accommodation at the budget end of the market.)  Nican will meet the travel and accommodation costs of an attendant carer/support worker where this is required.  A small per diem, to assist in covering the cost of meals etc., is also provided. 

If you would like to nominate for a position on the Board please contact the Nican Office to obtain a copy of the relevant documentation.  Applicants will need to complete a cover sheet, provide a statement addressing the Selection Criteria and read, agree to and sign the Nican Board Code of Conduct.   Election to the Board will take place by a Ballot of the members.  The closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 4th October 2011.  Applications should be forwarded to the Executive Director - Nican at PO Box 110, Mitchell, ACT 2911.  Please contact the Office on 1800 806 769 if you have any questions about the positions.