About the board
The board of is responsible for the management and oversight of the affairs of the Authority, including providing advice to the Minister for Energy and Resources (the Minister).
Board members are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister under the Act. The board may comprise of between three and six members, inclusive of a chairperson and deputy chairperson.
The terms of both the incumbent Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson of the board are set to expire on 31 December 2023. The role of chairperson of the board is being advertised separately and concurrently.
About the role
The deputy chairperson is an independent non-executive member of the board of the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority (the Authority). The deputy chairperson is accountable to the board for the performance of their important role in providing governance support to both the chairperson and the board in:
- representing the board in its accountability to the Minister for Energy and Resources and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
- maintaining an effective working relationship with the Authority’s CEO to ensure the Authority’s operations align with its strategic direction and requirements under the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 (Vic)
- representing the public face of the Authority to its broader stakeholders and the community.
The deputy chairperson will be appointed for a four-year term, and it is anticipated that their time commitment to the role will comprise 15-20 full days over the course of a year.
The deputy chairperson may be asked to assume the role and functions of the chairperson should the chairperson be absent for any reason. It is therefore preferable that the deputy chairperson have expertise relating to the rehabilitation of mines, as required for the chairperson by the Act – so that the deputy chairperson may assume the role and functions of the chairperson should the chairperson be absent for any reason. This may be direct or indirect expertise related to any of the broad range of technical, environmental, financial, legal or social issues associated with mine rehabilitation.
Who we're looking for
Do you have
- Governance skills (mandatory) – to understand the role of the board in relation to the Authority’s executive and the accountability mechanisms for the Authority, including ultimate accountability to the Minister?
- Financial literacy (mandatory) – to understand and interpret financial reports, in particular the audited financial statement in the Authority’s annual report, to determine the financial health of the Authority?
- Legal literacy (mandatory) – to understand the legal framework within which the board operates, including its primary obligations under the Act?
- Knowledge and experience in the following (desirable) competencies and skills:
- Community and stakeholder engagement?
- Land use planning, planning law, land management?
- Contemporary business management processes?
- Expertise relating to the rehabilitation of mines (preferable), including direct or indirect expertise?
- Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and communicating well?
- Sound judgement and the ability to distinguish facts from opinion?
- collaborative yet curious and courageous?
- open minded and respectful of diverse views from diverse communities?
- skilled at effective decision-making and conflict resolution processes?
- committed to invest time and actively contribute to the role?