Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




Ref: PM2002410


Location Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:
28 August 2017
  • The top fundraising role
  • Great culture - competitive package
  • Leading multi-site public healthcare provider



This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Foundation of one of Australia's largest metropolitan public health services. With a newly created vision of 'great care, everywhere every time' and an accompanying mission statement of 'together we care, learn, discover and innovate',  Eastern Health is poised to embark on a new era of excellence.


Reporting to the CEO, you will develop and execute fundraising strategies aligned to the future priorities of Eastern Health. You will create an active and vibrant philanthropic program and lead a capable team, providing direction and support - identifying, securing, stewarding and growing income from individuals, corporate supporters, philanthropic trusts and charitable foundations.


As an important member of the leadership team you will be a strategic thinker and a 'people person' who can build genuine relationships. This high level role demands an energetic,  self-motivated, resourceful professional with extensive experience in philanthropy and the ability to generate funds through multiple donor channels.


This award winning organisation covers 2516 square kilometres from Fitzroy to Box Hill to the Yarra Valley and comprises 7 hospitals, 3 emergency departments, 1497 beds and over 9000 employees.



View full advertisement

About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.