UnitingCare Governance

Each organisation, school and college associated with the Uniting Church is governed by a board or council. UnitingCare SA is committed to ensuring each board and council is supported to fulfil its responsibilities to the best of its ability. This includes providing resources and training in governance, financial management and the ethos of the Uniting Church.

Governance Training

For members of boards and senior staff of community and aged care service organisations, hospital, schools and colleges associated with the Uniting Church, will be held again in 2017.  

Your Responsibilities as a Board or Council Member

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Board Nominations & Constitutional Amendments

UnitingCare has a particular role in assisting organisations, schools and colleges wishing to amend their contitutions or nominate people for appointment to their board or council.

To make a nomination please use this form: Nominations e-Form (919 kb PDF)

The table below summarises the deadlines for board and council nomination submissions. Note: Prior discussion must have taken place with UnitingCare SA before amendments to constituting documents are submitted.

Deadline for nominations to UnitingCare    Standing Committee meeting date
Friday 20 January 2017 Friday 10 February 2017
Friday 17 February 2017 Friday 10 March 2017
Friday 17 March 2017 Friday 7 April 2017
Friday 21 April 2017 Friday 12 May 2017
Friday 19 May 2017 Friday 9 June 2017
Friday 21 July 2017 Friday 11 August 2017
Friday 18 August 2017 Friday 8 September 2017
Friday 15 September 2017 Friday 6 October 2017
Friday 17 November 2017 Friday 8 December 2017

Presbytery and Synod Meetings

30 June to 1 July 2017
6.30 pm Friday to 4.00 pm Saturday (An earlier start on Friday could be considered if required for the amount of business)

23 to 25 November 2017
10.00 am Thursday to 4.00pm Saturday

Governance Induction Kit

UnitingCare provides each board/council member appointed by the Uniting Church with an induction kit that includes information on the nature and character of the Uniting Church; the relationship of the organisation  to the wider church; the role and responsibilities of a board or council member; and basic governance principles. The kit is intended to complement the induction process undertaken within each organisation.

They also make a great information pack for people interested in serving on a board/council of the Uniting Church. To order copies, please contact Ann unitingcare@sa.uca.org.au

For other useful governance links, click here.