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    Administrative services

About BirdLife Top End

The BirdLife Top End local group  is a central forum for community activities centered around the conservation of birds and their habitats in the ‘Top End’ region of the Northern Territory. The BirdLife Top End local group aligns with the core values of BirdLife Australia to make a real and positive difference for Australia’s birds in the Northern Territory

About the role

BirdLife Australia Members with a strong interest in the future of the organisation can become involved by serving as Secretary of the BirdLife Top End Committee. Network groups like BirdLife Top End work closely with the national organisation to achieve long-term systemic change. The Secretary is a key administrative officer of the Network group, a crucial link between Members and the Committee, and is often the first point of contact for people seeking information or details about activities.

The Secretary Will

  • Ensure compliance with the Constitution of BirdLife Australia
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Birdlife Australia governance, policies and procedures;
  • Be accountable to the BirdLife Australia CEO and Members
  • Ensure due process is followed
  • Act as the first point of contact for members and volunteers
  • Schedule and organise meetings, including AGMs
  • Prepare meeting agendas, working with the Chair
  • Send out papers for the meeting to the Committee
  • Manage the process of the meeting (e.g. breaks, clarifications, timing)
  • Securely store minutes, reports and records of the group’s activities
  • Maintain accurate records of the group’s attendance, a summary of discussions, decisions and actions in the minutes of the meeting; and circulate minutes after the meeting

Please contact Brittany via the contact form below for more information. If you would like to apply for the role, please include a short paragraph about yourself and your background in relation to the role.

Read the full position description

Secretary role description (DOCX - 3 MB)

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