FCAWA Board Position

The Financial Counsellors’ Association of Western Australia Inc. (FCAWA) are seeking Expressions of Interest for suitable candidates for a vacant FCAWA non-financial counselling Board Position.

FCAWA is the professional association for financial counsellors in Western Australia. The Association supports our financial counsellors, financial counselling agencies and financial capability members.

Board Position

They have an ordinary Board position available for a person with the appropriate experience to join the board that governs the Association. Ideally you will have a Law or Marketing background however anyone with experience in systems advocacy, government relations and/or Governance experience is encouraged to apply. The Board comprises of six elected financial counsellor members and three independent members, ensuring the necessary mix of industry and governance skills.

Financial counsellors assist financially vulnerable people. This includes those on benefits and pensions, low income, and people with high levels of debt.

The Association provides the professional development needed by financial counsellors to keep up with the latest developments in such areas as banking, utilities, debt collection and hardship polices and practice. They also advocate directly to government and industry on behalf of the clients of financial counsellors.

Role of the Board

The role of the Board is to govern FCAWA so that its mission is carried out effectively whilst acting ethically and prudently. They are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, operate within the law and the FCAWA constitution, meeting obligations contained in agreements with government and funders. They have a well-developed set of governance, management policies and a strategic plan. The Board is the link between the FCAWA membership and the organisation. It gets its authority from and is accountable to the FCAWA membership.

FCAWA employs an executive officer, full time sector support officer, part time senior policy officer and a part time administrative/finance officer.

The Board meets ten times per year, currently on the last Friday morning of the month. Board members are reimbursed for their expenses.

Expressions of Interest

If you have a strong commitment to social justice and are interested in becoming a member of the Board, then FACWA would love to hear from you. This is a non-remunerated position.

For a confidential discussion, please contact the executive officer, Melanie Every on (08) 9325 1617.

Please send a letter expressing your interest and a resume to melanie.every@fcawa.org outlining your experience by COB Friday, November 27 2020.