Non-Executive Board Director (voluntary)

Application closes 5th March 2023.

Position Type: Volunteer | Start Date: April 2023 | Where: Melbourne

The opportunity

Join the board of a not-for-profit legal service and play an integral role in pioneering new, innovative ways to improve access to justice through social enterprise, practical legal education, technology, and human-centred design.

About Anika Legal

Why we exist

There is an unmet need for legal assistance

Each year, over 600,000 Australians cannot access the legal assistance they need. And even those who are able to access legal assistance can struggle, with legal services commonly delivered in ways that can be difficult for regular people to understand.

What we do

We provide free, online legal assistance to people who can’t access it

We are a registered charity and social enterprise that envisions a world where everyone can access justice. We work towards our vision by providing free legal assistance to the community through an online platform, which is powered by law students seeking practical legal opportunities, and funded through university student programs.

To learn more about what we do at Anika Legal visit our website or watch this 3-minute video.

Key responsibilities

You will contribute to the organisation's performance and good governance through oversight of Anika's strategic direction, organisational risk, financial position, and performance of the CEO.

  • Attend approximately 6 board meetings per year, most of which will be held in person.
  • Contribute to strategic direction by annually setting strategic goals and guiding long-term strategic planning, with the CEO and executive team.
  • Monitor and drive organisational performance through oversight of the CEO.
  • Identify organisational risks and provide guidance in relation to their mitigation.
  • Ensure sound financial management of the organisation by reviewing the financials and approving significant financial decisions.
  • Provide guidance to the CEO and executive team.
  • Accelerate Anika’s progress towards achieving strategic objectives by providing support as an ambassador of the organisation, and access to your networks.
Who are we looking for?

An individual who is passionate about social justice, connects with Anika’s mission, and has expertise and networks in one of the following areas:

  • Housing or community legal sector
  • Fundraising and philanthropy
  • Managing/overseeing clinical legal education programs at university law schools
  • Leadership in a corporate law firm, ideally managing pro bono, community or digital portfolios
  • Startups and technology
  • Finance

If you are not based in Melbourne you must be willing to travel there for board meetings and key events approximately 6 times per year.

Learn more about Anika's board members here.

How to apply

Send us your CV and cover letter

To apply for this role, fill out this form which will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions about yourself. Do not submit your application by email - these will not be considered.

If you have further queries about the role, contact Noel Lim (CEO) at [email protected] To receive notifications about new positions and updates on what's happening at Anika, you can sign up for our mailing list here.


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