Board of Management - Leederville Gardens inc.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Submissions close 5pm Friday 12th October 2018.

Leederville Gardens Inc.

Leederville Gardens Inc. is a registered charity, operating under a constitution and bound by the requirements of the Associations Incorporations Act 2015, Retirement Villages Act 1992 and related subsidiary legislation.

Leederville Gardens Retirement Estate (the Village) is located at 37 Britannia Road, Leederville and is owned by Leederville Gardens Inc.  The Village offers an independent living environment for over 55’s, with residency offered through life time lease agreements.  The Village was built in 1993 and provides a total of 66 residential units, comprising 50 Villas and 16 Atrium Apartments (www.leedervillegardens.com.au).

The Board has appointed Village Solutions Australia to provide day to day management of the Village, under the strategic direction of the Board.  In addition, the Board has appointed a Board Advisor and Board Secretary to assist in the management of the Association and Village.

Board of Management

The Board of Management is the governing body for Leederville Gardens Inc and comprises three (3) City of Vincent appointed members and three (3) resident elected community members.  The Chair of the Board is selected from the City appointed members. 

The role of the Board of Management is detailed in the Leederville Gardens Constitution.

Two of the three City appointed Board member positions will become vacant in November 2018 and the City is therefore seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and committed individuals to fill those positions.

Leederville Gardens Constitution

Eligibility

An individual can nominate themselves for one of the Board Member positions.

Eligibility is subject to the provisions of Section 39 of the Associations Incorporations Act 2015.

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest can be either a real, perceived or potential conflict between the personal or business interests of a Board Member and their duty to act in the interests of the public Association.

Board Members have a responsibility to act in good faith and avoid conflicts of interest.

An example of a material conflict of interest affecting a nomination for a Board Member position may include: being an owner or employee of a major supplier to Leederville Gardens Inc.

Term of Office

Board Members are appointed for a three (3) year term. 

Time Commitment

Generally, the commitment to the Board of Management is between six (6) and twelve (12) General Meetings per year, with the provision for strategic planning workshops and special meetings from time to time.

Board Members are expected to have read all the relevant Board Papers leading up to each meeting and to actively contribute at meetings. 

As a guide, meetings are generally held in the Clubrooms at the Village, commencing at 5pm for a duration of approximately two (2) hours.

The role of Board Chairman can require additional time commitment, liaising with the Board Advisor and Board Secretary.

Remuneration 

Board Membership is voluntary.  No remuneration is provided.

Nomination

The City of Vincent invites eligible candidates to nominate for two vacant Board of Management positions. This nomination form provides information about the position and the forms required to progress a nomination application.

Your application will be considered by the City of Vincent and, if your candidacy is recommended to the Board of Management, your name and a brief profile, based on the information you provide, will be disclosed to the City for endorsement.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this position, however a well balanced Board could consist of members with experience and expertise encompassing:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial & Commercial Acumen
  • Relevant Industry Experience
  • Legal

Enquiries

Contact John Paton, Special Projects Officer on 08 9273 6012 within business hours (8.00am to 5pm) or by email to john.paton@vincent.wa.gov.au.

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Leederville Gardens Inc. Board Nomination Form

Nominee Information

Previous Experience 

Are you prepared to commit to be a Board Member until November 2021?
Have you obtained a copy of the Constitution and read through its provisions?
Are you willing to nominate for the position of Chairperson?

I hereby give notice of the intent to nominate for a position on the Board of Leederville Gardens Inc.

 
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