Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Council Vacancies

NOTICE OF VACANCY

The Council of Charles Sturt University invites nominations for appointment as an external independent member of the Council of Charles Sturt University under section 8G of the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.

The Council will make an appointment to one vacancy commencing on 1 January 2018, for a period of up to four years. Applicants may be eligible to reapply for reappointment at the end of the initial term.

Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they meet the:

  1. Selection Criteria
  2. Key Personal Attributes; and
  3. have the time to commit to fulfilling the duties of a member of the Council.

Selection Criteria
The Council is seeking nominations for appointment from eligible external candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  •  accountability and integrity;
  • innovative, entrepreneurial, and preparedness to take considered risks;
  • strategic with sound judgment;
  • self-confidence and personal effectiveness;
  • effective in working with a team;
  • excellent networking ability;
  • commitment to free intellectual inquiry and the value of the University; and
  • commitment to higher education, research and regional development.

Key Personal Attributes
All applicants must demonstrate how they possess the following key personal attributes:

  • accountability and integrity;
  • innovative, entrepreneurial, and preparedness to take considered risks;
  • strategic with sound judgment;
  • self-confidence and personal effectiveness;
  • effective in working with a team;
  • excellent networking ability;
  • commitment to free intellectual inquiry and the value of the University; and
  • commitment to higher education, research and regional development.

The Council is committed to ensuring that its composition appropriately reflects the University's broader communities. The Council encourages participation and contribution on the Council of suitably qualified women and Aboriginal Australians, and people with a strong understanding and connection to rural and regional Australia, and such candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility
To be eligible for consideration as an external independent member the applicant must be a person other than:

a) a member of the academic or general staff of the University or controlled entity of the University; or
b) an undergraduate or graduate student of the University.

Under the Act, a person must not be:

  • a declared bankrupt, or have applied to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounded with his or her creditors or made any assignment of his or her estate for their benefit, or
  • declared to be a mentally incapacitated person, or
  • have been convicted in New South Wales an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for 12 months or more or is convicted elsewhere than in New South Wales of an offence that, if committed in New South Wales, would be an offence so punishable, or
  • disqualified from managing a corporation under Part 2D.6 of the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth.

Where a person is currently subject to proceedings in relation to any matter listed above, this must be disclosed in the application.

Nomination for Appointment
Applicants must read the information set out in the 'Guide for applicants interested in Appointment to the University Council' and demonstrate how they meet the selection criteria and each of the key personal attributes. 

Applicants must also complete the 'Application for Appointment as an External Independent Member of the Council Declaration Form' and 'Declaration of Material Interest Form' contained within the Guide, and attach these to the front of the application.

Applicants should include a current resume, including three referees with knowledge of the applicant in a senior executive, leadership or board director role. 

Submitting a Nomination for Appointment
By submitting a Nomination for Appointment to the University Council, the applicant consents to the University undertaking such inquiries as may be necessary to evaluate the application to satisfy reasonable due diligence requirements. If the applicant does not consent to the University doing so, this should be clearly stated on the application.

Applications must be made in writing, signed by the applicant and sent to:

The University Secretary
Charles Sturt University
The Grange Chancellery, Building 1205
Panorama Avenue
Bathurst NSW 2795

and be marked "Independent Council Nomination" on the back of the envelope.

Applications must be received no later than the close of business on Friday 15 September 2017.

Applications may be sent via email to unisec@csu.edu.au no later than 15 September 2017. Nominations sent by email must be saved into a PDF format. A hard copy of the application, signed by the applicant, must be received by close of business on 18 September 2017.

Further information
People interested in being appointed should be familiar with the strategic objectives and governance rules of the University including the:

Candidates may contact the University Secretary, Ms Linda Breen, at any time to discuss their application on (02) 6338 4207 or via unisec@csu.edu.au.