2021 YWCA Australia Board Traineeship

YWCA Australia is calling for applications for our new Board Traineeship program!

We are looking for two passionate, dedicated and suitably skilled young women (aged 30 and under) members of YWCA to join the board as trainees for a period of 12 months from 1 July 2021 till 30 June 2022. This is an amazing opportunity!

As part of this program, trainees will:

  • Undertake a comprehensive induction process, between May-June 2021, and be paired with a ‘buddy’ on the YWCA Australia board to provide additional support and guidance.
  • Prepare for and attend all YWCA Australia board meetings (both in-person, where COVID permits, and online meetings) for the 12-month traineeship period. YWCA will cover the costs associated with attending meetings.
  • Join the finance, audit and risk board sub-committee and attend all associated meetings.
  • Receive a full scholarship to complete the AICD Foundations of Directorship course (this may be in-person or online and is estimated to be a full 3-day commitment). This course covers governance for directors, finance for directors and strategy & risk for directors.
  • Receive 2 years’ membership of Women on Boards and, once the traineeship is complete, attend Women on Board’s Getting Started: Realising your Board Potential course.
  • Undertake additional professional development opportunities alongside the Board.
  • Attend the YWCA Australia Annual General Meeting in November 2021 to share traineeship experiences with members.
  • Enthusiastically represent YWCA Australia at events and meetings, sharing your traineeship experience with other young women and stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Company Secretary for the duration of the Traineeship, undertaking additional training and tasks where required.

This is a voluntary role and YWCA will cover all costs associated with attending meetings.

Who are we looking for?

You are: 

  • A young woman, aged 30 and under
  • A member of YWCA Australia
  • Wanting to develop practical and strategic governance skills in a professional, supportive and feminist environment.

We encourage young women with all levels of experience to apply. This is a national role and applications are welcomed from all States and Territories, including from regional, remote and rural areas.

YWCA values diversity of thought and experience and strongly encourage young women with diverse lived experiences, identities and backgrounds to apply – including those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, living with a disability, LGBTIQA+ or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.