- Current vacancies (expressions of interest)
- Information for applicants (the selection process)
- Further information
Current vacancies (Expressions of Interest)
Information for applicants - the selection process
You must provide the information specified in the advertisement. Prior to appointment, you must consent to certain probity checks (including a police check) and complete a Declaration of Private Interests form.
The principles of merit selection and due process apply to the selection of board members. Factors which may be considered when evaluating a candidate's application include:
- statutory requirements
- the candidate's skills and attributes
- government policy
- the skills mix that is already present on the board.
The agency's establishing Act may have specific requirements in relation to the composition of the board or appointment of members, for example:
- the Zoological Parks and Gardens Act 1995 requires the board to be comprised of people who have collective expertise in various fields, including zoology or veterinary science, business management, and education.
Skills and Attributes
Effective board performance requires a range of skills and personal attributes:
- some skills and attributes are important for every board member to possess - e.g. integrity, strategic thinking, and the ability to contribute constructively as a team member
- other skills and attributes are important for the board to possess collectively (rather than every individual board member) - e.g. many boards are comprised of a mix of board members with particular expertise and qualifications and members who are exemplary in stakeholder relations and community engagement.
Boards should reflect the community
It is Government policy for the membership of public sector boards to reflect the composition of the Victorian community, including: women, indigenous peoples, youth, people with a disability, and people from a culturally diverse background.
Personal and professional integrity are vital attributes for a board member. Before a person may be appointed to a board, he or she must give DEPI approval to undertake a police check and related probity checks.
Declaration of Private Interests (DoPI)
Prior to being appointed to a board, an applicant must complete a Declaration of Private Interests (DoPI).
Secure storage of information provided
The results of probity checks and information provided by candidates as part of their application are:
- stored securely and dealt with in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000
- retained as required by the Public Records Act 1973.
For further information in relation to board appointments and the duties and responsibilities of board members see: