We are currently seeking nominations from members of the North Central LLEN interested in joining the Board of Management.
The North Central LLEN is an incorporated association that partners with a range of groups and organisations including education and training providers, business and industry, community agencies, and parent and family organisations to assist in planning effective delivery of programs for young people.
The VISION of the NCLLEN is all children and young people are confident, resilient, and thrive in education, work and life.
Our MISSION is to create opportunities for children and young people to be confident, resilient and thrive in education, work and life by:
Ensuring children, young people and their families get the support they need when they need it;
Fostering quality partnerships and connections; and
Advocating for strong equitable communities
Our priority is to support children and young people and their families, particularly those experiencing rural, social or economic disadvantage through programs and initiatives across four key focus areas:
A Solid Foundation - The first 1,000 days are a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability. How well or how poorly mothers and children are nourished and cared for during this time has a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive. This is because the first 1,000 days are when a child’s brain begins to grow and develop and when the foundations for their lifelong health are built.
Resilient Middle Years - The transition through upper primary school to early secondary school is a critical period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits important for health and emotional well-being. These include adopting healthy sleep patterns; taking regular exercise; developing coping, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; and learning to manage emotions. Supportive environments in the family, at school and in the wider community are also crucial at this time.
Strong Careers and Pathways - Our Careers and Pathways initiative supports reform that has occurred around careers education including individual career counselling and pathway planning for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Schools within the North Central Cluster; Birchip, Boort, Charlton, Donald, East Loddon, Pyramid Hill, St Arnaud, Wedderburn and Wycheproof have a Memorandum of Understanding with the North Central Local Learning & Employment Network (NCLLEN) to deliver this program.
Confident Youth Voice - The NCLLEN advocates for young people to be included, connected and heard, and their rights respected. They should be able to look forward to a safe, fair, and prosperous future. For this to occur they must be a part of the decision-making processes on issues that affect them both locally and more broadly.
THE ROLE OF THE BOARD
The Board of the North Central LLEN sets the strategic agenda for the organisation (through the development of a five-year strategic plan) and works with the Executive Officer to ensure its implementation against measurable key performance indicators.
The 10-member Board meets bi-monthly for approximately 2.5 hours at the North Central LLEN offices in Charlton, with video/teleconference facilities available for those unable to attend in person.
All Board Members are expected to attend meetings as often as possible (recognising that this is not always easy juggling multiple roles often working, parenting and caring for elderly family members) and to pre-read meeting materials and come to meetings prepared to actively participate in the discussions and decisions to be made.
Three Board positions are currently available due to the expiration of current Board Member terms and one casual vacancy. Each of these Board Members is eligible to re-nominate.
We are seeking a diverse range of skills to meet the needs of this high performing Board and this socially progressive organisation including:
Knowledge of sector (children and youth)
Education and Training
Finance and/or Accounting
Senior Management/CEO experience
For more information To discuss the role of the Board and nominating for one of the vacant Board positions, please contact our Chair – Ellen White on 0409 013 448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.