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YFS Ltd - Slacks Creek, QLD

Executive & Strategic Management
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Leading Logan community services organisation, YFS Ltd, is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced leaders to apply for the position of Board Director.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in leading a dynamic and innovative organisation that creates real change in people’s lives. YFS has an outstanding reputation, delivers diverse and integrated services based on evidence, research and effective outcomes that back vulnerable people to overcome adversity and to thrive.

The role entails collaborating with other Board Directors, YFS CEO and Executive Management Team to lead and oversee YFS’ 2021-2024 Theory of Change and Strategic Framework. https://www.yfs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/PP_YFS_TheoryOfChangeAndStrategicFramework_2021-2024_A3_v1_102786-rgb.pdf


YFS Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. It has sound governance processes in place. Financial and asset base is $14M. Refer to www.yfs.org.au for YFS’ most recent Impact Report and Financial Report. 

The YFS Board of Directors provides governance and strategic leadership to position the organisation for maximum impact. Directors benefit from mentoring and professional development opportunities. Director positions are voluntary; however reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed and membership to the ACID is covered. Directors are appointed for two years with eligibility for re-election.

The current YFS Board is made up of Directors with skills, qualifications and experience in governance, financial, risk management, legal, communications, cultural and not-for-profit experience. Refer to YFS website for an overview of our current Directors. 


YFS is seeking a Board Director who will champion YFS’ purpose and strategic direction and YFS’ work in creating sustainable change in the lives of vulnerable people. The Director will demonstrate leadership skills and assure the integrity of the Board’s processes in accordance with the YFS Constitution, governance policies and organisational procedures and systems. 


Business related competencies

  • Business acumen – a strong understanding of the organisation’s business and financial model and key elements which drive their performance
  • Leadership and facilitation – the ability to inform and brief directors on current organisational matters and strategies and the ability to contribute to constructive and timely discussion and debate
  • People skills – experience in motivating, managing and dealing with people including evaluating performance and succession planning.
  • Knowledge of corporate governance – the ability to facilitate the governance processes and ensure regulatory compliance

Personal attributes

  • Integrity – experience of meeting fiduciary duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests
  • Collaborative leadership – the ability to inspire the individual contribution and participation of each Board member and senior executive to fully utilise their collective expertise to set the aims, strategies and policies of the organisation. 
  • Effective communicator – the ability to engage and effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Emotional intelligence –the ability to motivate and empathetically manage situations where strong emotions are present.
  • Commercial astuteness – demonstrated good business instinct and acumen.
  • Engaged commitment – genuine interest in the organisation and its business. 
  • Cultural awareness – a clear commitment to reconciliation and empowerment for First Nations people and communities.




  • Demonstrated leadership experience, in particular, guiding an organisation to deliver its strategic direction
  • Understanding effective measurement and evaluation of organisational performance
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain a network with key stakeholders

Desirable but not Essential

  • Understanding effective measurement of client outcomes
  • Experience as a Non-Executive Director

Knowledge and Skills


  • Sound knowledge of corporate governance requirements and processes
  • A collaborative decision making style

 Desirable but not Essential

  • Knowledge of community-based organisations
  • Demonstrated interest in backing vulnerable people to overcome adversity and to thrive


YFS directors are appointment for two-year terms with eligibility for re-election. A contribution of approximately 12 hours per month is required, which includes participation and preparation in 10 Board meetings per year and additional representation in relevant committees. 


1. Contact YFS CEO, Ms Cath Bartolo at cathb@yfs.org.au if you would like to ask any questions or to request an information pack with key governance documents.

2. Interested applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest letter together with a CV to the Company Secretary C/- of the YFS CEO, Ms Cath Bartolo (email: cathb@yfs.org.au) by 30th June 2021.

Slacks Creek, QLD

Executive & Strategic Management


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