Join the Board of Australia’s leading organization to create gender equality in trades.
Since 2013, TWAG has been working hard to increase the representation of women in Australian trade industries. The challenge is considerable. For several decades, Australian trade workforces have been characterized by persistent low levels of female participation, barely moving above 2% of the total workforce in construction jobs alone.
Addressing this is the core business of TWAG and we take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to change this.
TWAG comprises two entities:
- Tradeswomen Australia (TWA) – an Organisation that increases the representation of women working in skilled trades roles by working with employees and employers across public and private sectors.
- Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation (TWACF) – a Foundation with DGR Status that focuses on supporting women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds and experience multiple forms of intersectional disadvantage work in trades.
The group builds capacity and capability of the trades industry and employers, the understanding of education and training institutions, and the confidence and support of girls and young women to change this statistic. Included in this work we:
- work with employers to improve the mental wellbeing of employees and workplace culture through diversity and inclusion initiatives. We hope that by educating workplace leaders we can help reduce preventable mental injuries
- help all employers across the public and private sectors become workplace champions to enable gender-equal workplaces in the trade sectors
- help all women secure employment or apprenticeship in fair, safe, and secure workplaces through mentoring, coaching, skills support, and our job board, and
- work with schools to promote directly to girls and young women the opportunities for work and careers in trades.
Key to the success of TWAG is the combined Boards of TWA and TWACF. Right now, TWAG is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and skilled leaders in our community who share our commitment to gender equality in Australian trades to join our boards.
We are keen to hear from interested and capable people who have experience in:
- Governance and Board Experience.
- Strategic Planning and Risk Management.
- Financial Acumen and Strategic Accounting.
Working knowledge of the Australian Construction, Building, and Trade sectors would be favourably looked on.
We are particularly keen to hear from those with skills in finance, accounting, and law to join the TWA Board.
Further information on TWAG and the work of the Board can be found through the following references:
Director role and About TWAG
TWA – About us https://tradeswomenaus.com/about-us/
Current Board and Team – https://tradeswomenaus.com/about-us/meet-our-people/
Current Projects and Activities – https://tradeswomenaus.com/
Financials and Structure
ACNC Tradeswomen Australia Community Foundation – https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/charities/d60ea6b2-7ca8-ea11-a812-000d3ad1fbf8/profile and Constitution https://acncpubfilesprodstorage.blob.core.windows.net/public/d60ea6b2-7ca8-ea11-a812-000d3ad1fbf8-68129953-fe51-4e0f-83e4-a46da898284d-Governing%20Document-9ecb229d-7ca8-ea11-a812-000d3acae853-Tradeswomen_Australia_Community_Foundation_Ltd_Constitution_202004.pdf
ACNC Tradeswomen Australia – https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity/charities/07aacbb7-3aaf-e811-a95e-000d3ad24c60/profile and Constitution https://acncpubfilesprodstorage.blob.core.windows.net/public/07aacbb7-3aaf-e811-a95e-000d3ad24c60-7674ea40-13bc-4550-9ae0-e7e3bf31c915-Governing%20Document-41b7bc0a-55b0-e811-a962-000d3ad24a0d-Constitution.pdf
How to Apply
Applications are open now and are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Candidates are asked to write to the contact below an application comprising
- Cover letter including overview of how your skills, capabilities and experience responds to the needs of TWAG and the Position Description.
- Recent CV.
Please address your applications to
Attention: Ms Kit McMahon – Deputy Chair
C/O Tradeswomen Australia Group.