Permaculture Australia is the national member-based permaculture organisation in Australia, governed by a Board of Directors. We currently have two (2) vacancies on the Board, to commence in mid-January 2023. The position(s) is for a period of four months, with the option to renominate at the AGM to be held in April 2023. The position of ‘Director’ is voluntary and applicants must be a current financial member of PA to be considered for the role(s), and located within Australia. You can read more about our current Board of Directors here: and sign up to PA here if not a member
Why join as a PA Director?
PA is in an exciting phase, with solid foundations having been set and significant growth in memberships and funding over the past year. Since early 2019 the Board has increased the hours and number of part-time paid positions which has helped enormously in relieving the Board of many operational tasks. Whilst COVID has presented challenges to many people and in our communities, it has also brought a large resurgence of interest in permaculture which is exciting. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested and would like to apply their skills and experience while contributing to permaculture in Australia.
What’s in It for You?
- Get actively involved in helping take PA through to the next phase of development and shaping our direction
- Develop skills in the governance of a Company, which is also a national charity and environmental organisation
- Support provided including an allocated ‘mentor’ and an opportunity to shadow more experienced team members.
- Develop your work experience, resume, networks and skills.
- Flexible volunteer hours that can be completed online from anywhere in Australia.
About the role(s):
We are looking for general Board members (x 2) and someone who’s interested in being Secretary from the 2023 AGM. Ideally, you’d have skills in one or more of the following areas: project management, governance, strategic planning, fundraising, media, marketing, volunteer management, budgets, and/or financial modeling. Full support will be provided including an allocated ‘mentor’ from the current Board, and an opportunity to shadow more experienced team members.
PA is a virtual organisation with meetings and work activities conducted predominantly online. Applicants must be experienced in/or willing to learn the use of Zoom and Google Suite, including email and Shared Folders.
Requirements and commitment:
The time commitment is at least two (2) hours per week plus a monthly online Board meeting. Applicants must have a reasonable internet connection to access online documents, and have read the document What Does Board Membership Involve? Our Board follows the
Permaculture Ethics and Principles in all activities and has a Shared Agreement all volunteers must agree to.
As this is an Interim position, this is an excellent opportunity for those who may be new to a Board role and would like to gain some experience while contributing to Permaculture Australia.
For more information:
Inquiries are welcome and should be directed to either Donna Morawiak, Treasurer of Permaculture Australia at email@example.com
How to apply:
To be considered for the role(s) please send a copy of your resume and brief cover letter (no more than one page) outlining the skills you would bring to the role and why you would like to join the PA Board of Directors.
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 16th December 2022.
We look forward to hearing from you.
What do some of our past Board members say?
“It has been my privilege to work with a succession of fabulous teams. PA is a wonderful organization with a serious and professional side, as well as a fun and joyous side as we work with our partners and friends in communities all over Australia.” Virginia, Chair of the PA Board
“I’ve found the Board supporting and welcoming with diverse, interesting volunteer work. I’ve enjoyed researching and learning about aspects of governance whilst applying skills from my professional background”, Wendy Secretary of the Board
“I’ve joined PA as a new Board Director and the Permafund Liaison and am looking forward to supporting Permaculture projects in Australia and overseas”, Greta General Board