2024 Board and Committee nominations now open

September 11, 2023
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Nominations are now open for 12 positions on our Board and grants advisory committees. This opportunity only happens once every 18 months.   If you’re passionate about community broadcasting and want to contribute your knowledge, skills and expertise to support a thriving sector, consider nominating for a position now.  

Our Board is responsible for overall governance of the CBF, providing direction on organisational objectives, policy and practice. Board members dedicate their time and wealth of experience to enhance community media and the work of our organisation. 

Our committees provide independent advice on how grants should be distributed, and the formulation of funding policy and objectives. All funding recommendations from our committees are considered and approved by the Board.  

Participation on our Board and committees is on a voluntary basis, however the CBF meets all travel and accommodation costs where required. All volunteers require online access, and some support may be available to assist with this in some instances.  

What can I nominate for?  

Board of Directors  

Directors are responsible for the overall governance of the CBF, providing direction on grants best practice, governance and organisational strategic direction.  

  • Sector Nominated positions: one position available.   
  • Independent Directors: oneposition available. 

CBF Committees  

Who can nominate?  

Board members and Staff (excluding casual and short-term positions) from the following national peak sector organisations are not eligible to apply to CBF Board and Grants Advisory Committee positions: the CBAA, CMTO, CMAA, FNMA, NEMBC, RPH Australia and ACTA.  

Board of Directors  

  • Sector Nominated Directors must be nominated by a community broadcasting station or sector organisation. A letter from the nominating organisation must be included in the application.   
  • Independent Directors nominate themselves.   

Advisory Committees  

Nominations can come from community broadcasting stations, sector organisations or directly from anyone who is interested in joining one of our committees.  

How long are the terms?  

All positions available are for three-years from  1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026.  

You can be appointed to the Board or each of our advisory committees for up to three consecutive terms.  

How do I apply?  

You need to apply online. Nominations are open now until Monday 9 October at midnight (AEDT).