Join our Management Committee
FBi Radio is Sydney’s largest independent youth community radio station. FBi Radio is at the centre of this city’s cultural fabric, drawing together an array of otherwise disparate subcultures into a single cohesive community.
We nurture and platform creative content makers, and curate and amplify local voices on-air, online and IRL.
Each year FBi Radio strives to continue to expand on its role championing Sydney’s music, arts and culture. We want to keep the creative heart of this city alive.
About The Management Committee
Like a lot of community organisations around the country, FBi is a membership-based, incorporated association which means that it is required to be governed by a Management Committee.
The Management Committee are volunteers elected by FBi Supporters each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). To be able to be nominated or to vote for someone at the AGM, you must be an active FBi Supporter by the time that formal notice for the AGM goes out. This year, the formal notice of the AGM will be circulated to Supporters on 14 November 2023.
The FBi Radio Management Committee is made up of 11 individuals from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds.
The 11 positions are as follows:
- Four office bearer positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary);
- Five Ordinary Members; and
- Two Vice-President (Youth) positions who are no more than 25 years old at the time of their election.
Each member is elected to a three-year term, except for the Vice-President (Youth) positions who are elected for a two-year term.
This year, the following positions are up for election:
- Treasurer (3 year term);
- Vice-President (3 year term);
- Ordinary Member (3 year term);
- Vice-President (Youth) (2 year term); and
- Vice-President (Youth) (casual vacancy, 1 year term).
Management Committee members meet once a month and are also expected to be involved in additional responsibilities with working groups or other projects.
The role of the Management Committee primarily includes:
- satisfying the necessary regulatory requirements that FBi must adhere to in its capacity as a non-for-profit incorporated association (including a responsibility to keep the station solvent);
- being a resource for FBi’s staff and volunteers to add value, experience, expertise, or just an extra pair of hands, while representing the values and interests of the membership base; and
- guiding the station forwards, including being a part of the strategic decision-making of the station.
What does FBi look like for the next three years?
FBi is always looking to the future. Over the next few years, we are looking to continue working on the following areas: audience development; broadening the diversity of our staff and volunteer bodies, programming and music; expanding our revenue structures; moving away from being primarily an FM radio station and internet live stream towards operating across multiple technological platforms, and; improving our governance framework to make sure we are looking after our staff and volunteers as well as making sure our members are well represented.
Management Committee members will have the opportunity to engage in any of these ongoing projects, which are being undertaken in addition to our business as usual: supporting Sydney’s music, arts and culture.
Members of the Management Committee work collaboratively with staff, volunteers and other Management Committee members in a number of ways. Each Management Committee member has certain skills and capacities which allow them to each contribute in their own way, but broadly, Management Committee members are expected to strive to undertake the below key duties.
- Directing the organisation by:
- formulating and reporting against agreed strategic outcomes;
- being aware of changes to policy, law and industry that may affect the organisation; and
- contributing to and being a part of decisions affecting FBi’s organisational direction.
- Maintaining FBi’s financial stability by:
- reading and understanding financial reports, accounts and statements;
- assisting with FBi’s financial management throughout the year including at Management Committee meetings; and
- contributing to fundraising activities including public/donor events and supporter drives.
- Being a core part of FBi Radio’s governance by:
- attending monthly Management Committee meetings and any additional meetings as may be required; and
- being responsive to staff, volunteers and other Management Committee members when called upon for support.
This year, FBi is looking for experienced Directors who meet the criteria set out below.
Having skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Philanthropy & giving (incl. donations)
- Non-for-profit revenue strategy
- Government relations & advocacy
It is also essential that you:
- are collaborative and non-territorial, have excellent interpersonal skills, and are able to work in flexible environments both autonomously and with a diverse range of people, including volunteers;
- have a passion for music, arts and culture in Sydney, and the project of FBi Radio broadly; and
- have an ability to work outside of conventional working hours. We expect a minimum weekly commitment averaging 2 hours a week (noting that some weeks may require more).
Having experience in broadcast, non-for-profit operation, anti-racism, restorative justice, arts administration, digital environments, cultural industries, law, programming, strategy, human resources management, mentoring, community building and engagement, events, community media, or advocacy.
Commitment to Equity
FBi Radio is based on Gadigal land, in Redfern/Waterloo – an area of cultural significance, and a site of strength and resistance for many First Nations communities. FBi Radio acknowledges its position as a beneficiary of the ongoing settler-colonial project, and is firmly committed to anti-racism in policy and practice, striving toward equity across all levels of the organisation. As the leadership body of the organisation, FBi is committed to ensuring the Management Committee is reflective of the communities we serve.
As such, FBi strongly encourages applications from First Nations peoples, people with disability and people of all ethnicities, genders and orientations.
How to Apply and Key Dates
- Now! For all enquiries or to register your interest please reach out to Ben John (Secretary) or Tanya Ali (Managing Director) by sending an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org respectively.
- Tuesday November 14 – Formal Notice of the AGM will be circulated to FBi supporters, this is when you’ll need to fill out a consent form online that states you are standing for election at the AGM. Please note this is also the cut off from when you have to be an official Supporter of FBi. To apply for special financial consideration please speak to Ben.
- Tuesday November 21 – Deadline for nominations.
- Friday December 1 – the AGM Agenda and list of nominations will be distributed to all FBi Members and made public. At this point all bios and information of nominees will be published on the FBi Radio website.
- Tuesday December 5 – Annual General Meeting
- Nominees will be asked to make a short (<2 min) speech at the AGM for members’ consideration. Should you require any assistance staff and committee members are available to support all nominees.