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Nomination Information

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Current vacancies:

The CBF is seeking nominations the Assessor Pool.

All positions are voluntary and appointments are for three year terms from 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2020.

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Background

Every 18 months, the CBF invites nominations for its Board and Advisory Committees. Nominations to become an Assessor are open all year. 

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 CBF's Strategic Plan) as a guide to broader sector purpose.

In accordance with the terms of its Constitution the Foundation appoints volunteers to the Board and/or Committees for three year terms.  People can be appointed to the Board or each Committee for up to three consecutive terms. Terms of appointment are staggered to ensure regular renewal while retaining institutional memory.

You can nominate to any number of the following voluntary positions:

  • Board of DirectorsResponsible for overall governance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, providing direction on organisational objectives, policy and practice. Up to four positions will be appointed (2 x Sector Nominated Directors and 2 x Independent Directors).
  • Sector Investment Advisory Committee (SIAC) – Provides independent, informed advice on funding objectives, policy and practice, and considers Sector Investment funding processes. Up to three positions will be appointed.
  • 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. Up to three positions will be appointed.
  • 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. Up to four positions will be appointed.
  • Assessors – Assessors independently consider, score and provide advice on Content and/or Development & Operations grant applications in accordance with the grant assessment process.

Participation is on a voluntary basis, however the CBF meets all travel and accommodation costs where required.  All volunteers require online access, and some support may be available to assist with this in some instances.

> More information about the Board - its role and responsibilities, meeting schedule, workload and expectations.

> More information about the Sector Investment Advisory Committee - its role and responsibilities, meeting schedule, workload and expectations.

> More information about the two Grants Advisory Committees - their role and responsibilities, meeting schedule, workload and expectations.

> More information about assessors - their role and responsibilities, workload and expectations.

Nomination assessment process:

Nominations are assessed against the following criteria:

Skills

The nominee demonstrates appropriate skills for the role, including specialist knowledge, as detailed in the skills matrices.

Attributes

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.

Experience

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

Other

The nominee has sufficient time to participate, regular online access

Nominations are 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.


Nominations are currently open for the Assessor Pool.

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