About the board
The Minister for Environment is seeking expressions of interest for member positions across the following Environment portfolio entity boards and councils:
- Marine and Coastal Council (four positions),
- Phillip Island Nature Parks Board of Management Inc. (three positions),
- Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (two positions), and
- Zoological Parks and Gardens Board (five positions).
The Marine and Coastal Council is responsible for providing independent advice on marine and coastal issues to the Minister for Environment.
The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board of Management Inc. is responsible for managing, improving, maintaining and controlling Crown land on Phillip Island and operates four eco-tourism experiences: the Penguin parade; Koala Conservation Reserve; Churchill Island Heritage Farm; and Antarctic Journey at Nobbies Centre.
The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council is responsible for providing independent and strategic advice to the Victorian Government on matters relating to the protection and ecologically sustainable management of the environment and natural resources of public land.
The Zoological Parks and Gardens Board is responsible for the management of four zoos collectively trading as Zoos Victoria – the Healesville Sanctuary, Kyabram Fauna Park, Melbourne Zoo and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
About the role
Members of the Marine and Coastal Council (MaCC), Phillip Island Nature Parks Board of Management Inc., Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) and Zoological Parks and Gardens Board contribute to the effective functioning and decision-making of their board or council to ensure that it can fulfil its statutory functions. In carrying out their role, members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with: common law director’s duties, the public sector values as set out by section 7 of the Public Administration Act 2004, the duties of directors set out under section 79 of the Public Administration Act 2004 and the Code of Conduct for Directors of Victorian Public Entities.
The Marine and Coastal Council and Victorian Environment Assessment Council usually meet monthly.
The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board of Management Inc. usually meets at least seven times per year. The Zoological Parks and Gardens Board usually meets six to eight times per year.
Members are expected to attend at least 75 per cent of meetings.
For further information about the roles please read the attached position descriptions.
Who we're looking for
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring the diversity of our boards represents the diversity of our communities. Women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people are encouraged to apply.
Applicants from rural and regional Victoria are also encouraged to apply.
Please refer to the attached position descriptions for relevant selection criteria for the roles.
What you need to apply
Applicants are required to register an account on the Join a Public Board website at prior to applying online.
Applicants will have the opportunity to address the key selection criteria and outline relevant qualifications and experience when completing the online application and should view all documents including the relevant position description/s.
Applicants are invited to look at the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) support modules at for its agencies to learn about how DEECA selects its board members and other recommended reading.
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Applicants with further enquiries or those with difficulties in accessing the documents should contact DEECA by email email@example.com or by calling on (03) 8508 1435, using the National Relay Service 133 677 if required.
Expressions of Interest close midnight Sunday 5 March 2023.