POSITION: RPH Board Non-Executive Director

Alex Crerar, 6th September 2022

2RPH is now seeking new Directors for the Board to lead the station through its next stage of growth and development.

About RPH: 

2RPH operates as a charity and is an independent community radio station which provides a reading and information service for people who have limited access to published material. The station’s programming provides listeners access to a variety of printed publications and material covering a wide range of topics.

2RPH forms part of the Australian network of print radio in every state in Australia and is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. 

2RPH is now seeking new Directors for the Board to lead the station through its next stage of growth and development.

In 2023 we will be celebrating 40 years of broadcasting, seeking new premises and looking to further develop program content. We have a small team of paid staff and around 200 active volunteers, offering radio-reading services to over 10% of the population who have difficulty accessing published material. We currently broadcast to Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong and provide streaming services and podcasts of selected content.

About the Role: 

The Board is seeking to appoint at two new non-Executive Directors for an initial three-year term. Appointment is anticipated to commence late in 2022. We are keen to appoint new Directors who live with a print disability, people with experience in community broadcasting and people with experience in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector.

You will complement existing Board members. The Board has a broad range of skills and experience. Current directors can be viewed here: www.2rph.org.au/about/our-people.

The Board meets bi-monthly and Board members are expected to serve on at least one sub-committee so monthly meeting and preparation time commitment will therefore be required, together with attendance at additional strategy and development meetings and events. Most Board and committee meetings are expected to be held in-person, in Sydney.

The Board of Directors is responsible for governance, focusing on the wider issues of organisational purpose of the community radio station, including the setting and monitoring of strategic direction, overall risk management and the establishment and monitoring of corporate policies.

The Board works in close partnership with the General Manager and its committees to ensure that 2RPH’s objectives and goals are achieved.

Board Members serve a three-year term on the Board and Committees and may be eligible for re-appointment for two additional three-year terms. There are currently five committees: the Finance and Audit Committee, the Program Advisory Group, the Engagement Committee, the Service Delivery Committee, and the Investment Advisory Committee.

Esstential Criteria: 
  • Strong commitment to the aims of community broadcasting and to supporting people with a print disability through radio reading services
  • A good understanding of issues facing people living with a disability and related disability support organisations and services
  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills, integrity and sound judgement
  • Sound understanding of the responsibilities of Board Directors

2RPH is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and gender balance on the Board of Directors. People living with a print disability and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: 

Please send an expression of interest with a CV to the 2RPH Chair, John Martin at jmartin@2rph.org.au by Friday 23 September 2022

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