Board Members: Douglas Murray Home for the Aged

Douglas Murray Home for the Aged
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 25 July, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Other

The Wynberg Society for the Aged is looking to recruit members of civil society to serve on the Management Board of the Douglas Murray Home for the Aged in Cape Town for a minimum of two years.

The Management Board of the Douglas Murray Home for the Aged is seeking to recruit a number of board members, and expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to the organisation, from the attributes listed.

General

  • Commitment to the objectives of the DMH;
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for the DMH;
  • Willingness to fulfil the duties and standards of conduct required of a board member of a registered non-profit organisation; and
  • Understanding of the needs and aspirations of the older persons in our society.

 Skills

  • Ability to understand and interrogate financial reports;
  • Strategic planning skills;
  • Risk management skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Management/project management; and
  • Ability to operate as part of a team.

Experience

  • Experience of budgeting and financial management;
  • Fundraising (e.g. from individuals, from business and/or civil society organisations);
  • Policy influencing (analysis, formation and/or framing);
  • Lobbying policymakers and/or business and/or representative groups;
  • Working for interest groups with a particular focus on the Older Persons Sector; and
  • Media and communications or PR, including social media.

Board members are expected to attend four board meetings per year, but also to participate in the life of the organisation between board meetings, e.g. working in board sub-committees, advising the staff team, and acting in an ambassadorial role for the Douglas Murray Home for the Aged. Board meetings are currently held on a Saturday morning at the home.

For further details contact the Fred Daniels, chief executive officer, at 021 712 2146.

To view other opportunities, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/other-opportunities.

Location: 
Cape Town

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