Community Director

Community Director

Australian College of Midwives
Closing Date
Thu, 18th March 2021
Position Type
Part Time

Position Title:               Community Director

Appointment:                Part Time

Commence:                   April 2021

Remuneration:              $0 (This is a voluntary position. ACM will meet reasonable expenses)

Location:                       Non specific

About the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) Limited

The ACM is a national not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to lead the Australian midwifery profession. 

The ACM:

  • Advocates for midwives and midwifery;
  • Supports the professional interests of midwives;
  • Advances professional practice and education standards;
  • Provides marketing and communications to advance the ACM Mission; and
  • Provides education and learning products and services to midwifery professional.

The ACM is an Australian Company limited by Guarantee. ACM is also a registered charity and a not-for-profit entity.

The ACM has branches in each state and territory and its activities are predominantly undertaken by professional midwives on a voluntary basis. Information about the Australian College of Midwives, including our vision, mission and strategic plan can be found at

About the College

The ACM is a vibrant and passionate member-oriented organisation. The ACM is committed to national advocacy and representation; publications and other services to members; and supporting the Board of Directors and other ACM committees. Our staff liaise regularly with ACM’s volunteer branches and members as well as a wide range of other stakeholders, organisations, governments and individuals.

The ACM operates from three offices in Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide with more than 20 staff and over 100 volunteers. Our annual turnover is approximately $3m. 


ACM operates a skills-based Board. The Board consists of nine (9) Directors. Six (6) Directors are midwives appointed from the ACM membership, including the President (who is also the Board Chair). The remaining three members are appointed by the Board from the wider community.

ACM is seeking a Community Director to replace a retiring Director.


  • Attending and making strong contributions at Board meetings aligned to your skill and experience sets. The ACM Board meet face-to-face quarterly and four other times a year via video link.
  • Supporting the CEO and their team.
  • Ensuring that decisions are consistent with ACM’s constitution and align with ACM’s strategic plan.
  • Ensuring that effective governance practices are instituted and followed, that ACM’s financial position is managed, and all legal and regulatory obligations are met.
  • Represent ACM as a Director at forums and events.
  • Comply with the governance policies as set by the Board.
  • Serve on Board committees as required.

Selection Criteria

ACM is seeking applications for experienced company directors with demonstrated skills and experience aligned to the following criteria:

Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in company governance as a director of an Australian Company. Experience with a scaled not-for-profit or charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) is preferred, however experience with non-charitable or for profit companies will be considered.
  2. Demonstrated skills and experience in any or all of the following domains areas:
  • Brand development and/or marketing;
  • Public policy development;
  • Risk management; and
  • Business Administration including corporate finances.

Desirable Selection Criteria

Desirable but non-essential section criteria include:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in the fields of management, business, law or marketing; and
  2. Membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors or an equivalent professional body;

Applying for this position

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the nature and context of this position with the ACM CEO Luke Williamson. Luke’s contact details are:

M: 0402 237 357 


Applications should be made in writing and include:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and addressing the selection criteria;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • Details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted by email to:  

The Australian College of Midwives is committed to equal opportunities and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Applications close 18 March 2021


Luke Williamson. 

M: 0402 237 357