Governing body skills, attributes and perspectives
Refer to the Governing body skills, attributes and perspectives definitions for how each of the following terms are defined and which elements are recommended for each governing body. Complete the experience level for each skill, attribute and perspective.
Attributes and attitudes
- disclose all conflicts of which they are aware to the best of their knowledge; and
The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is committed to upholding and articulating the ethos of the Uniting Church within its boards, committees and commissions, and supporting them as they seek to apply Uniting Church regulations and other governing documents.
Uniting Church policies including governance and discipline are grounded in an understanding of and commitment to the core values and beliefs of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Members of Synod boards, committees and commissions will continually strive to develop a culture that is underpinned by a value system based on love, social justice and compassion. Members are expected to ensure that policies and processes within the Synod boards, committees and commissions reflect the values of the Uniting Church and are consistent with any public positions taken by the Uniting Church.
Members of Synod boards, committees and commissions guide their behaviours as they work together, to achieve goals and be accountable for their actions through the Assembly’s Code of Conduct for Lay Leaders and the following values:
- we will provide consistent, fair, courteous and timely service to the best of our individual and collective ability
- we will be loyal, diligent and accountable by taking responsibility for our actions
- we will show respect through trusting and treating each other with compassion, dignity and being inclusive
- we will demonstrate integrity, by acting ethically, honestly and faithfully, valuing truthfulness and justice in all that we do
All individuals have a duty to the Uniting Church to act with honesty and integrity and promptly disclose any conflict they may have in the manner prescribed by the Uniting Church from time to time (refer to the Conflict Policy). Generally, all individuals must:
- if circumstances change over time, make further disclosures, to the relevant person in charge, and follow the related processes prescribed from time to time by the Uniting Church.
As a nominee to a Synod board, committee and/or commission, I make a commitment to respect, recognise and accept the validity of the doctrines of the Uniting Church in Australia. In the fulfilment of my responsibilities in the governance structure of the Uniting Church in Australia, I will not teach or counsel against the Basis of Union and subsequent doctrinal statements of the Assembly.
You have provided the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod (Queensland Synod) with your personal information in response to our call for ‘Expressions of Interest’ to serve on one or more of our governing bodies. The Queensland Synod is comprised of many entities (such as UnitingCare, UnitingCare Community, Uniting Care Health, Blue Care and Wesley Mission Queensland) that have governing bodies. The Queensland Synod is collecting your personal information for the purpose of determining your suitability for appointment to one or more of our governing bodies. Such collection is not required by law. By providing this information, you consent to the Queensland Synod sharing your personal information with those entities for this same purpose.
We will collect, store, use and disclose your personal information for the above stated purpose to enable us to further our mission, respond to any request that you may make concerning your eligibility or appointment and maintain contact with you. We may also collect sensitive information about you. You give us your explicit informed consent to our exchanging your information with any part of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod and any third party service provider or professional advisor for these purposes, or purposes reasonably related to them and also for any other purpose you have consented to or as authorised by law.