2018 Board Member Position Description

Position Title:                  Board Member, CLLM Inc. (LMCLP Graduate)

Position Details:              Two year appointment

Location & Remuneration:  This is a voluntary role with very limited reimbursement of expenses.  CLLM is a regional association, events, meetings and activities will take place    in various locations across the southern Loddon Mallee region.

Start Date:                       1 May 2018


What is Community Leadership Loddon Murray Inc (CLLM)?

CLLM is a not-for-profit incorporated association with tax concession charity status governed by a Board of Management comprising six LMCLP graduates and four independent community members – 10 Board Members in total.  Employed and contracted staff, along with graduates, effectively deliver three main streams of activity designed to increase community leadership capacity across the Loddon Murray region:

We Develop Leaders: By partnering with individuals within the community to develop their leadership roles (includes the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program)

We Create Capacity: By empowering our community and enhancing their skills and knowledge (includes our Graduate Program and Community Enterprise)

We Facilitate Conversations: By initiating conversations that count, as well as working on behalf of others to manage important discussions (includes our regional leadership network and advocacy role).

Since 1998 the Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program (LMCLP) has offered an affordable and accessible personal and professional development opportunity for community leaders from all walks of life to grow their skills, knowledge, confidence and networks to make a difference within their own communities and within the broader region and industries they are passionate about.

Through our Graduate Program, a valuable regional network of over 380 LMCLP graduates is supported in their volunteer work at both a grass roots level, and at a regional, state, national and industry level. We also respond to community needs by matching graduates with not-for-profit projects requiring specialised assistance, and by initiating and supporting a diverse range of projects to meet community needs and undertaking a range of targeted projects and events to build community leadership capacity.


Our VISION:       Vibrant & sustainable rural and regional communities

Our MISSION:    To empower and inspire leadership

Our VALUES:      Integrity, Innovation, Inspiration



Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members

The CLLM Inc. Board of Management provides they purpose, leadership direction, and strategy for the organisation.  In addition to this, they ensure the organisation’s finances are sound and that our operations are legal.  As a Board Member you will contribute to the governance and leadership of Community Leadership Loddon Murray Inc. and will actively promote CLLM’s interests actively in the broader community in accordance with our Governance and Code of Conduct Policy, Strategic Plan, and Business Plan (copies of these documents are contained on our website – www.cllm.org.au – under the publications tab). The main responsibilities include setting the strategic direction for CLLM Inc., defining and developing robust policies to support the strategic direction, ensuring full compliance with legislative requirements, monitoring the effectiveness of our programs and activities, and providing accountability mechanisms. LMCLP Graduate Board Members are appointed for a period of two years.  Meetings take place once every six weeks in Bendigo (Board Members are expected to attend all of these meetings where possible).  It is also desirable that Board Members attend key CLLM events including the Launch, AGM/Vison of the Region Dinner, and Graduation Evenings where possible and positively advocate for the program at all times.


Expectations of Board Members

  •  Be prepared for, and actively participate in, Board meetings/CLLM events, including the AGM;
  • Undertake a time commitment of eight hours per month (on average) – includes Board preparation, Board meetings, sub-committee, and other meeting time. A copy of our 2018 Board Program can be found on our website (download now)
  • Have a high level of commitment to the work of CLLM Inc., and an understanding of the organisation and our key focus areas;
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Board governance: strategy, policy, programs, communications, information technology, legal, business acumen, finance; and
  • A willingness to invest in developing his/her own personal and professional development.


How to Apply

LMCLP Graduates who are financial members of Community Leadership Loddon Murray Inc. can nominate for one of the vacant positions using the nomination form provided and sending this to the Returning Officer before 5 pm on 8 March 2018


For more information in relation to this position, please contact either

Anita Dickons, Chair, 0414 892 228, Chair@cllm.org.au

Leah Sertori, Executive Officer, 0437 334 057, leah@cllm.org.au