VOLUNTEER: Board Directors

Danny Chifley, 6th July 2021
2RPH is now seeking new Directors for the Board of Radio for the Print Handicapped of New South Wales Cooperative Limited, to lead the station through its next stage of growth and development.

2RPH operates as a charity and is a not-for-profit, independent community radio station broadcasting to those living with a print disability, or who are unable to access published material. 2RPH broadcasts 24 hours a day from Glebe across Sydney, Newcastle, the Lower Hunter, and later this year to Wollongong. The radio reading service provides listeners with access to a variety published material covering a wide range of topics. These readings are broadcast on 1224AM, 100.5FM and digitally with some programs available as a podcast and others available for 24-hour access.

2RPH are seeking to appoint at least two new non-Executive Directors for an initial three-year term to lead the station through its next stage of growth and development. Appointment is anticipated to commence in the second half of 2021. 2RPH are keen to appoint those who have experience of living with a print disability and people experienced in broadcasting as well as more women to the Board. ​The organisation is open to appointing additional board members from Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong, although most 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 as part of the committee structures to ensure that 2RPH’s objectives and goals are achieved.

In 2021, 2RPH will be expanding our broadcast coverage; seeking new premises and looking to further review 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 and Newcastle, with transmission to Wollongong to be added in 2021.

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. 

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.

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, Audit and Risk Committee, the Program Advisory Group, the Engagement Committee, the Service Delivery Committee, and the Investment Advisory Committee.

These are unpaid positions. 

Essential 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 Di Collins at dcollins@2rph.org.au or Secretary Geraldine Menere at gmenere@2rph.org.au by Friday 30 July, 2021.


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