If you want to join a small but passionate team and contribute to Australia's world-leading science and technology sector, keep your eye on this page! Unless otherwise stated, all roles are based in Canberra.

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Chair

About the position

  • Shape the future for science and technology in Australia
  • This is a Board Director role

About STA

Science & Technology Australia (STA) is the peak body for Australia's science and technology sectors and workforce. A highly influential voice in policymaking, it represents 140 member organisations and a powerful network of 225,000 STEM experts and entrepreneurs across a broad span of the Australian economy.

Bringing together scientists, scientific professional societies, governments, industry and the broader community, STA's mission is to advance education, health, social welfare, the environment and public debate by activating, leveraging and connecting the deep expertise of Australia's science and technology sectors – through education, outreach and programs.

A persuasive advocate on research, industry, higher education, health, environment, defence, climate, water and agriculture policy, STA works to progress the impact of science and technology to help solve some of humanity's greatest challenges, including saving and improving lives.

About this Board Director role

Looking for an incredible opportunity to contribute to and shape the STEM sector?

We're seeking a Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Chair. The Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Chair plays a crucial role in ensuring the financial good health of Science & Technology Australia, the nation's peak body and voice for those working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The position would suit an experienced senior professional with strong financial skills who has had previous experience in a similar role or has managed a STEM sector organisation or research centre.

The Finance, Audit and Risk (FAR) Chair provides feedback to the CEO and STA finance team who develop the budget and prepare financial reports, works with the CEO to appoint auditors, ensure compliance and meet reporting requirements, and supports the CEO and Board on the organisation's financial obligations, investments and financial risk management.

STA Board positions require an average monthly commitment of 4–9 hours. Actual hours may fluctuate and be smaller or greater depending on particular meetings, events, and work in any given month. This position is a voluntary role.

Applications close 31 May. Email info[at]sta.org.au.

To apply, please provide your LinkedIn profile URL (in lieu of a CV) and a one-page (max.) letter outlining your key skills and experience relevant to the role and why you wish to join the STA Board.