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Carers NSW


Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: 51 - 100
Number of Volunteers: 21-100
Community Segment: Human Services, Community & Economic Development, Human Rights

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: During Day
State where Board Meetings Held: New South Wales
Local Government Area: North Sydney Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

Carers NSW is the peak organisation for carers in NSW, a member of the National Network of Carer Associations and focuses on supporting and advocating for carers of all ages and circumstances.

The Board governs activities of Carers NSW and draws on the expertise and insights of Directors to achieve our strategic priorities. Board meetings are held at Carers NSW’s head office in North Sydney, generally on a bi-monthly basis.

We endeavour to have a Board of Directors that comprises a mix of appropriate skills and experience and reflects the diversity of the community that we serve. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ people and people with a lived experience of a disability or a carer role are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, applicants should have a mix of the following experience and expertise:

  • Demonstrated experience in representing diverse communities, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, in a variety of contexts
  • Experience in public sector/health/carer industry – ideally with some social sciences research, policy or academic background
  • Understanding of and commitment to carers, with a lived experience of caring being advantageous
  • Capacity to commit sufficient time to actively participate in the activities of the Board

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to: president@carersnsw.org.au

Applications close: Monday, 28 August 2017

A criminal record check will be required as a condition of appointment.

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Advocacy, Community Specialist
Targeting: People with Disabilities, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, English as an additional language or dialect, LGBTQI, Carers

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