Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




Ref: PM2002305


Location: Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:


  • Make your mark with this high-profile national NFP
  • Focus on Government, Trusts & Foundations
  • Potential for enormous revenue growth
  • Excellent remuneration package

This is an exciting career opportunity to join one of Australia’s best known NFPs in an important new leadership role. With vital services across Australia, the time is perfect to build upon their successful funding streams and take them to a much higher level, working with a small national team. 

Reporting at executive level, your most critical responsibilities are

developing a national strategy to improve revenue from Government and other public and private sources requiring formal grants and tenders, and providing advice on emerging trends and opportunities
leading a successful application program through your own specialist expertise and with the support of capable team members
building relationships and stewardship with financial supporters/donors
managing a portfolio of responsibilities such as staff leadership and collegiate communications across the  national organisation.

For this pivotal role you will need to be a strategic thinker with demonstrated experience in successfully writing high-quality major tenders and grant applications.  You must have experience in leading and managing a small team, helping them to continuously develop and grow, and ensuring a high performance team culture that supports the achievement of its positive goals and targets. Sound interpersonal skills are essential to support your endeavours in all aspects of your responsibilities.


Ideally, the role is Melbourne-based but interstate applications will also be considered.


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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’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 members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.