Job Title:      Source Board Member & Treasurer


Salary:     Voluntary Position – Unpaid


Hours:     Approx 8 – 16 hours per month

Commitment: 12 months. (If you’re really keen & have at least 6 months to offer, please apply regardless.)


The Role:

The Source Board is responsible for making decisions on behalf of the Source Co-operative using consensus decision-making principles.   


Responsibilities of all Board Members:

  • Form part of the Source Board & participate in consensus decision-making.

  • Acknowledge that Board roles are somewhat fluid and must be flexible

  • Attend fortnightly Board meetings (aiming to move to monthly meetings)

  • Respond to emails between Board Members/stakeholders promptly

  • Awareness of the importance of OH&S and risk management at Source.


Role of Treasurer:

  • Ensure accurate record keeping of all Source income and expenditure.

  • Provide the Board with accurate and up-to-date financial statements to enable it to make informed consensus decisions on financial expenditure.

  • Works closely with the Shopkeepers to ensure any significant changes in trading patterns are detected

  • Handle the maintenance of contracts between Source and for-fee service providers, including employees and contractors.

  • Ensure sufficient insurance cover is maintained by Source at all times.

  • Prepare Source financial information and organise annual audit.

  • Assist with Annual Report.


Benefits to the Board Member:

  • Active member discount of 30% at Source

  • reimbursement of costs associated with Source (eg, conference attendance) pending Board consensus with respect to the specific cost

  • the opportunity to shape the future of Source and be involved with a fabulous Co-op!

Desirable Attributes:

  • Commitment to the values & aims of Source Co-op (refer to website)

  • Ability to accurately and consistently maintain financial records & Escel proficiency.

  • Reliability in responding to calls/emails pertaining to Source & attendance of meetings.

  • Enthusiasm for sustainability, co-operatives and bringing Source to the attention of Greater Hobart & the World….


Accountabilities Legal requirements under Source’s Constitution.