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Closing Date - 30 October 2023

Position Description

Company Secretary - Part-time
  • Disability & Community Care

  • Values based NFP

  • Exceptional part-time opportunity (2 days per week)

This highly respected and welcoming community sector organisation has been operating since 1954, providing a diverse range of services and support for adults with an intellectual disability and their families in the Eastern Metropolitan region of Melbourne.

Alkira’s philosophy is based on recognising, fostering and celebrating each participant’s individuality enabling their capacity to participate in community life with all the associated rights and responsibilities.

Reporting to the CEO, in this inaugural role, you will establish and oversee the organisation's corporate governance oversight, ensuring rigorous compliance with statutory obligations and legal requirements. The position is being implemented at a time the Incorporated Association is migrating to become a Company Limited by Guarantee.

The Company Secretary provides expert advice to the Board, Chair and CEO on corporate governance matters, contributes to the development of corporate risk management strategies, manages legal engagement, fosters positive relationships with key stakeholders, and manages high-quality documentation supporting governance, including meeting minutes, agendas, and other essential records. 

This is a pivotal role in maintaining the organisation's legal obligations and ethical integrity while facilitating effective governance and transparent communication.

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Relevant qualification, in either business, law, corporate governance or a related field

  • Experience as Company Secretary in a comparative NFP and preferably a Company Limited by Guarantee 

  • Proven ability to identify and apply relevant legal and regulatory frameworks in for-purpose governance and compliance

  • Demonstrated experience in managing compliance, statutory obligations, and governance matters in previous roles, with a focus on achieving high standards

  • Legal acumen, proficiency in interpreting and applying relevant laws and regulations to ensure compliance

  • Experience in providing effective support to Boards and Committees, including preparing meeting agendas, minutes, and governance reports

  • Understanding of NDIS (preferred)


The successful applicant must: 

  • Be available to attend governance (Board and Committee) meetings outside of usual business hours 

  • Be flexible in terms of varying days and spread of hours

  • Hold a valid NDIS Worker Screening Check and Working With Children Check

  • Provide an International Police check if necessary

  • Provide evidence of professional qualifications and current registrations

  • Evidence of Australian Working Rights

  • Required Covid-19 vaccinations

If you are an experienced Board Administrator who is passionate about contributing to an organisation with sincere values, please contact Peter Dakin on 0408 330 046 for a confidential discussion.  

To apply, forward your Resume and Cover Letter to – for a detailed Position Description, please visit our website


Closing Date - 5 October 2023

General Manager - Commercial
  • Award winning national architecture and design practice

  • Integral leadership role

  • Innovative, creative and inclusive workplace culture

Gray Puksand is a rapidly expanding national architecture and integrated design practice with studios in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. Their commitment to client services and open communication enables a seamless transition through all stages of project development, ensuring original aspirations are realised in the final architectural solution.

In this pivotal role reporting to the National Managing Partner and liaising closely with the Board and Lead Partners, you will act as a conduit between the Partners and functional teams ensuring that effective business systems and operations are managed, supporting growth of the practice. 

You will be involved in driving a number of key initiatives including establishing a succession strategy beyond the current shareholder group, securing sources of capital to support business growth, potential M&A, improve operational efficiencies, and business planning to support sector diversification.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the GP Support team including Finance, Operations, People + Culture, Design Technology, Marketing + Communications and Studio Coordinators  

  • Managing the delivery of monthly Practice Reporting across the firm

  • Effective management of all major supplier contracts 

  • Reviewing, compiling and developing business reporting and analytics for presentation to Board & Partners

  • Business management and financial performance in accordance with agreed budgets and strategies

  • Ensuring adequate insurance coverage, risk management and contract review processes are maintained 

  • Assisting with legal issues in coordination with the relevant corporate services areas

  • Supporting high level real estate matters including negotiating leases and new premises

  • Overseeing the external IT contract management 

  • Ensuring all BCP/Disaster Recovery, Security and related IT risk management is managed to ensure minimal business effects in the event of an occurrence



What you’ll need to be successful 

  • An understanding of Architectural or related project based Professional Services firm

  • Proven manager with experience leading teams and projects

  • Strategic thinker with strong business and commercial acumen

  • Strong understanding of financial management, analytics and reporting

  • Qualification in Business Management, Finance or a related discipline 

  • An empowering, approachable and supportive leadership style

  • Excellent oral and written communication – both ways – to Board and GP Support team

  • Strong integrity and reflect the practice’s values and approach 

If you are an engaging leader who is keen to play a pivotal role in the ongoing success of this highly respected practice, then contact Peter Dakin on 0408 330 046 for a confidential discussion or forward your application letter and CV to

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