Expressions of Interest Due: Close of Business, 3 June 2024

Community Learning Ltd, the governing body of Jabiru Community College, is seeking a Company Secretary who will work closely with our Chair and Executive Leadership Team, to assist in the smooth running and legal compliance of the Company.

The Company Secretary will be responsible for:

  • providing advice and support to the Board of Directors (The Board) on corporate governance matters;
  • maintaining accurate company records;
  • ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and regulations;
  • administering all aspects of Board meetings; and
  • ensuring the Directors and Executive staff have the required access to relevant regulatory agencies and portals (e.g. ACNC, ASIC, ATO etc) that they need to fulfil their obligations.

The Board of Directors of Community Learning Ltd (The Board) meet approximately 8-10 times per year, with roughly half of the meetings taking place onsite at the College Campus in Zillmere, and the others via video conference.

About Community Learning Ltd & Jabiru Community College

Community Learning Ltd is the governing body for Jabiru Community College (JCC).  JCC is a Special Assistance School for young people in years 10 to 12, based in Zillmere, North Brisbane.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians who cared for these lands, waterways, air and seas. We acknowledge that this custodianship has been forcibly disrupted through colonisation. We acknowledge the Turrbal and Jagera peoples of Meanjin and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. The college has a strong commitment to acknowledging the history of modern Australia as a colonial settlement that has and continues to inflict much pain and suffering on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We acknowledge the calls from the First Peoples of this country to have their sovereignty acknowledged and their voices heard.  We work hard to ensure that our first nations staff, young people, their families and communities feel respected and connected to our school community.

JCC’s Mission

Our Mission is to be a safe and creative learning community where young people from diverse backgrounds can take up their human right to a 21st Century education.  At JCC we believe that a quality education nurtures lifelong learning.  Our learners practice and improve their lifelong learning skills so they can build meaningful lives for themselves and others.

JCC strives for this outcome by building a safe community where diversity is respected and appreciated.  Our learning is driven by curiosity, expanded through reflection, and maintained through perseverance.  We believe that powerful, transferable learning happens when learners are enabled to explore their passions and interests with others, and develop their personal agency.

The safety and wellbeing of the children and young people attending Jabiru Community College or its activities are our paramount concern. We are committed to creating a child safe and child friendly environment where all children and young people are valued and safe.

Company Details

Community Learning Ltd (CLL) is a charitable organisation, registered as a Public Benevolent Institution with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.  CLL’s ABN is 51 145 751 837.

The CLL Board is made up of 4 Directors.  Jabiru Community College is lead by an executive leadership team consisting of:

  • 2 x Co-Principals
  • Head of Curriculum
  • Head of Organisational Development

The company employs 32 staff in total (FTE 25.8) .

Company Secretary Duties

  • Advising the Board on good practice in corporate governance including giving guidance on the legal and ethical implications of the way the Board discharges its duties, runs meetings and makes decisions and providing specific advice and analysis for Board meetings, papers or other purposes as reasonably required.
  • Ensuring compliance with:
    • the provisions of the Constitution of Community Learning Ltd;
    • all obligations to regulatory authorities, including but not limited to ASIC, ATO, ACNC and the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB);
    • all relevant legislation, including but not limited to, Corporations Act 2001, Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations 2011 and the Child Protection Act 1999.
    • your duties as an officer and as a company secretary under the Corporations Act, 2001.
  • Assisting with induction of any new directors, Committee members, or CEO and coordinating Board and CEO performance reviews.
  • Manage Board-level administration duties for CLL, including arranging meetings, taking minutes, resourcing directors.
  • To work as a member of a team and with our whole learning community to build a place that is safe and supportive for all members.

Submitting EOIs – Information Sought

If you, or your company, is interested in this opportunity please submit your EOI via email to co-principals@jcc.qld.edu.au and using the Subject Line “EOI – CLL Company Secretary”.

In your EOI please outline:

  • The skills and knowledge you offer.
  • Your prior experience.
  • Why you are interested in this opportunity.
  • Your preferred mode of engagement (supplier/contractor or employee).
  • Your fee proposal.

Deadline for submitting EOIs is Monday, June 3rd, 2024.

For More Information

If you would like further information, please contact David Powell, Co-Principal (and current Company Secretary) on 0438 542 841 or via email to d.powell@jcc.qld.edu.au.