Benefits of being on the
As an elected Director on the Board, you will have the opportunity to represent the membership and the governance of CCSA and contribute to the effective advocacy and support for early childhood education
and care services.
• Participate in the strategic growth and development of CCSA
• Engage in active discussions with other professionals
• Contribute to ECEC policy development
• Contribute to advocacy about key issues in the ECEC sector
• Work with people who have the same goal of a strong ECEC sector through better management and governance
• Increase your skills and knowledge in management and governance
• Access to professional training opportunities
• Expand networking opportunities
We strive to attract and retain the best people who share our vision. Our team are representative of our culture and strength which are founded on our collaborative approach and pride in exceptional outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required
Competencies Role Related
Knowledge of Governance – includes an understanding of the role of the director of a board.
Financial Literacy – the ability to read and comprehend accounts and financial material, and contribute to sound growth/financial management strategies.
Strategic Expertise – the ability to review the strategy through constructive questioning and suggestion and contribute to the effective decision-making of the board.
Managing People and Achieving Change – experience in current management thinking on employment, strategic vision and stakeholder communication.
Risk Management – experience in managing areas of major risk to the organisation.
Industry Knowledge – bring a range of knowledge and expertise to the Board.
Commercial Judgement and Instinct – demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and able to assimilate and synthesise complex information.
Legal – the board’s responsibility involves overseeing compliance with numerous laws as well as understanding the individual director’s legal duties and responsibilities.
The above skills and experience may have been gained in paid or unpaid work.
Integrity – fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting CCSA’s interests before personal interests.
Collaborative – a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board directors where necessary.
Emotional Intelligence – as well as self-awareness and self-management, a director needs to demonstrate empathy manifested through strong interpersonal skills. A director must work well in a group, listen well, be tactful yet able to communicate a cogent and candid viewpoint.
Effective Communication Skills
An active contributor with genuine interest in CCSA business.
In addition to the above criteria you will need to:
• be able to attend meetings in Katoomba and other locations at least 3 – 4 times a year
(expenses covered by CCSA)
• participate in teleconferences between meetings as required
• have access to internet and email facilities
• be prepared to read all required materials prior to meetings.