Sector Investment Advisory Committee
We are looking to fill a vacancy on our Sector Investment Advisory Committee.
We are looking for someone with experience and skills in strategy, policy and research or a finance background who has an in depth understanding of at least one of the 'sector projects' funded by the CBF (i.e. Digital Radio Project, Amrap, National Training Project, CBOnline including sector research).
People with the following backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply: LGBTI people, young people (under 26), people in non-metropolitan areas.
> Apply for the SIAC vacancy here by 2pm AEDT Monday 13 February 2017
We invite you to nominate to become a grant assessor. Nominations are open all year, with appointments considered by the CBF Board quarterly (February, May, August and November).
Assessors independently consider, score and provide advice on Content and/or Development & Operational grant applications in accordance with the grant assessment process.
People with the following backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- People with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- People with a disability
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people
- Young people
- People from non-metropolitan areas
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Every 18 months, the CBF invites nominations for its Board, Advisory Committees and Assessor Pool. The next nomination process is expected to open in October 2017 for terms commencing in 2018.
All CBF volunteers are required to operate within the boundaries of the CBF Constitution and relevant policies of the Foundation. The Foundation is bound by the purposes and priorities of relevant funding agreements. The Foundation’s Strategic Plan informs the framing of its advice and activities. The Foundation refers to the Community Broadcasting Sector Compass (as described in the CBAA’s Strategic Plan 2015-18) as a guide to broader sector purpose.
In accordance with the terms of its Constitution the Foundation will appoint volunteers to the Board and/or Committees for a period of up to three years. Members may be appointed to the Board or each Committee for up to three consecutive terms. Terms of appointment will be staggered to ensure regular renewal while retaining institutional memory.
You can nominate to any number of the following:
- Board of Directors – Responsible for overall governance of the CBF, providing direction on organisational objectives, policy and practice.
- Sector Investment Advisory Committee (SIAC) – Provides independent, informed advice on funding objectives, policy and practice, and considers Sector Investment funding processes.
- Development & Operations Grants Advisory Committee (DOGAC) – Provides an independent advisory role in grants disbursement and the formulation of funding policy. Makes funding recommendations on Development & Operations grants.
- Content Grants Advisory Committee (CGAC) - Provides an independent advisory role in grants disbursement and the formulation of funding policy. Makes funding recommendations on Content grants.
- Assessor Pool – Independently considers, scores and provides advice on Content and/or Development & Operations grant applications in accordance with the grant assessment process.
Nomination assessment process:
Nominees will be assessed against the following criteria:
The nominee demonstrates appropriate skills for the role, including specialist knowledge, as detailed in the skills matrices.
The nominee demonstrates qualities that would be beneficial to the work of the CBF Board, Committees or Assessor Pool, including a commitment to fair, ethical and transparent processes, hard-worker, ability to make difficult decisions, collaborator, ability to contribute insight, creative ideas and devise innovative solutions to problems, analytical skills, attention to detail, a commitment to the values of community broadcasting.
The nominee demonstrates relevant experience in a similar role, experience at a community radio or TV station, a broad understanding of the media industry, experience writing or assessing grants
The nominee has sufficient time to participate, regular online access
Nominations will be provided to members of the Nominations Advisory Group (made up of national Sector Representative Organisations) who assess them against the criteria above and provide independent advice to the CBF Board in relation to the nominations. All appointments are made by the CBF Board.