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.
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 offered again in 2018.
Your Responsibilities as a Board or Council Member
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 requests to reach UnitingCare SA||Standing Committee meeting date|
|Thursday 25 January 2018||Friday 16 February 2018|
|Thursday 29 March 2018||Friday 20 April 2018|
|Friday 11 May 2018||Friday 1 June 2018|
|Friday 27 July 2018||Friday 17 August 2018|
|Friday 28 September 2018||Friday 19 October 2018|
|Friday 23 November 2018||Friday 14 December 2018|
Presbytery and Synod Meetings
22 - 23 June 2018
6.30 pm Friday to 4.00 pm Saturday (An earlier start on Friday could be considered if required for the amount of business)
15 -17 November 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org