Board Member (Employees) - Portable Long Services Benefits Authority Governing Board

Portable Long Service Benefits Authority | Public administration


Role length:
Sessional, 3 years
Bimonthly, 1-2 hour meetings
Melbourne - CBD
Sessional rates

About the board

The Portable Long Service Authority Governing Board is an independent statutory body established under the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 (the Act) to create a portable long service benefits scheme for the community services, contract cleaning and security sectors (covered industries). The Authority became operational on 1 July 2019 and works with the Board to administer the scheme.

Implementation of the scheme is supported by Industrial Relations Victoria within the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).

About the role

Under the Act, the Board has specific responsibility for governance, strategic planning and risk management for the Authority including setting the levy to be paid by relevant employers and contract workers. This levy funds the scheme. The Board is also responsible for advising the Minister in relation to long service benefits affecting employees working within the three covered industries including reciprocal arrangements with other similar schemes.

Ordinary members duties include:

  • Attending scheduled Board meetings
  • Ensuring adequate preparation for Board meetings to be able to contribute, clearly articulate points of view or concerns and work collaboratively with other Board members and relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Demonstrate VPS values on behalf of the Authority in all interactions.

Who we're looking for

Applicants for the role will be shortlisted on the basis of high-level skills, experience and knowledge in relation to the following criteria.

  • Previous experience in managing complex meetings, ensuring strong time management skills and the ability to develop rapport with Board members facilitating robust and respectful conversations;
  • Deep knowledge of the community services sector;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to represent the needs and interests of the above-mentioned sector;
  • Demonstrated accountability, integrity and honesty;
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking and planning;
  • Previous experience as a board member;
  • Knowledge of industrial relations laws at the Federal and State level;
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas - legal practice, finance or accounting, public administration or governance.

Desirable skills and attributes:

  • Experience within the financial services sector;
  • Experience in the administration of funds and investments, risk management, stakeholder management, community engagement.

What you need to apply

To be considered for appointment, applicants must include a letter from an appropriate organisation of employees supporting their nomination (see sections 37(2)(a)(ii) and 37A of the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018). An applicant is not required to be an officer or employee of the organisation making the nomination.

Applicants can apply online via the ‘Join a Public Board’ website at (under ‘Search Board Vacancies’) and complete the following steps:

  • register an account on the ‘Join a Public Board’ website prior to applying online. Once you have registered an account with Join a Public Board, please click the apply online button on the vacancy page;
  • download and read this position description as well as the ‘Information for Applicants’ document before applying;
  • upload a current curriculum vitae with their application;
  • where requested, outline their relevant skills, experience and knowledge in relation to the key selection criteria.

If shortlisted, all applicants will be required to undertake probity checks.

Formal applications must be submitted via the Join a Public Board website by 5.00pm on 2 Apri 2024.