PMSA Board and School Council Member

Job Title: PMSA Board and School Council Member
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 1025716
Job Published: October 08, 2020 12:01

Job Description

About the organisation:

The Presbyterian Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) is one of Australia’s most iconic faith based Not for Profit organisations. Built on strong Christian values, the PMSA owns four of Queensland’s well-known independent schools with students from Prep to Year 12: Brisbane Boys' College, Clayfield College, Somerville House and Sunshine Coast Grammar School. At each school, students are encouraged and supported to achieve their best academically, spiritually and in co-curricular activities.

Established in 1918, the PMSA is a joint mission of the Uniting Church of Australia, Queensland Synod and the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. One hundred years on, the PMSA plays a vital role in setting the direction and providing support and governance of these outstanding schools and is the connecting link between the schools and the two churches.

As this organisation embarks on a new and exciting phase in its development, it will look to develop and launch a new strategic plan for 2019 onwards. the PMSA envisions a future where education is valued as a central pillar of society and where Christian independent education provides the finest opportunities and outcomes for future citizens of the world. To govern the four schools, the PMSA Board is supported by three standing committees, a School Council at each school and the PMSA corporate office. 

About the PMSA Board:

The PMSA is governed by the Board, with appointments by the Uniting Church in Australia, the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and the Board itself.
The Board has eight focus areas of responsibility:
  • Culture
  • Governance
  • Futures Planning
  • Risk
  • Finance
  • Communication
  • Enrolments and curriculum provision, and
  • Performance.
Key Skills and experience Required:

We are seeking nominations from individuals who will complement and strengthen the skills and knowledge base of the existing Board.
  • critical thinking, embodying high performance, strategic leadership qualities and management skills in delivering outcomes, in comparable roles with the size, scope, complexity, risk mitigation, influence and impact they will be required to operate at within the Board, and as a member of the Clayfield College Council;
  • a deep understanding and demonstrative experience of participating in contemporary governance structures and processes including risk and director’s responsibilities – legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial;
  • values-based leadership and contemporary, senior executive leadership competencies (continuous improvement and innovation, transformation and change, inclusion and diversity, capability building and sustainability);
  • engagement and consultation of stakeholders across boundaries, with the Board, shareholders, industry and community in the broadest sense, promoting collaboration;
  • exceptional communication and people leadership skills suitable for a highly visible leadership role, and building a culture based upon professional respect, integrity and evidence-based and ethical decision-making; and
  • cultural alignment to the PMSA’s mission, vision and values.
Candidates who can demonstrate significant experience in education or information, technology or digital fields are highly desirable.

The PMSA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applications will receive equal and unbiased consideration.
For a strictly confidential discussion, please contact Callan Raine, Director - Executive on (07) 3054 1143 / 0411 686 652. Alternatively, submit your application (CV and 2 page Cover Letter) via the apply button, or email
Applications close Sunday 11th October 2020

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