General Board Member

General Board Member

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. The General Board member doesn’t hav a specific portfolio, but can help with a variety of tasks and step in when other Board members are absent.

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 General Board Member:

  • Assist other Board Members if they become overloaded or are away from their position.

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

  • experience with environmental education & networking with other groups.

  • 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)

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

  • A passion for enviro education!

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


Legal requirements under Source’s Constitution. Refer to: