Board Director (Non-remunerated)

Thursday, 31 Aug 2023

We are inviting expressions of interest from people with experience in the philanthropy sector, who are not Freemasons, to join our Board.

As a member of the Board, you share the responsibility for FFV’s strategy, grant-making, compliance with the Corporations Act, and the governance standards set by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Freemasons Foundation Victoria (FFV) is a public company limited by guarantee and is the trustee for both The Freemasons Public Charitable Foundation (FPCF) and Freemasons Benevolent Fund (FBF).

FFV’s principal is to undertake philanthropic activities in Victoria with the aim to contribute to stronger and healthy Victorian communities through thoughtful and purposeful charitable donations. FFV also supports individuals through access to education.

The main areas of our granting activities are to:

  • Health projects and medical research
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Indigenous programs

A particular interest of the Foundation is to support the charitable activities instigated by any of the over 200 Freemasons Lodges throughout Victoria.

FFV strives to be a leader in philanthropy, seeking projects that can have an enduring difference, align with Masonic values, and have the capacity to engage Freemason members.

Board meetings are held 6 times a year, in addition, you will need to make yourself available to attend Lodges and/or functions.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and approve the strategies, plans and policies of the FFV.
  • Ensure the adequacy and efficiency of internal controls and reporting systems.
  • Act at all times in accordance with the Constitution of FFV and Trust Deeds of FPCF and FBF.
  • Comply with the minimum governance standards set by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
    • To act with reasonable care and diligence.
    • To act in good faith in the best interest of the organisation and for proper purpose.
    • Not to improperly use information or position.
    • To disclose conflicts of interest.
    • To ensure that financial affairs are managed responsibly.

Knowing and carrying out your duties as a Board member will help the organisation to achieve its charitable purpose and protect its resources against misuse. You can find more information about your duties as a Director on the ACNC’s website (

Skills and Attributes

  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional standards and ethical behaviour.
  • Understanding of and interest in the role of philanthropy and the community sector.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written

Applications, providing relevant experience and qualifications details, should be emailed to the Company Secretary  [email protected] before 31 August 2023.