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OC Connections


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

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: During Day
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Monash City Council

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OC Connections Limited provides a diverse range of service to enhance the quality of life for adults with an intellectual disability, and their families in the southeast of Melbourne.  Services are delivered to more than 500 adults in the areas of employment, recreation, residential and day support.

The board of OC Connections is seeking a new board chair to help guide the organisation in its next steps to be a provider of choice to people living with disability, with a focus on people with intellectual disability. An exciting opportunity presents itself for a suitability qualified individual to lead the board as it continues to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Along with the requisite skills and experience, preference will be given to candidates who contribute to improving diversity of the board and those who can demonstrate:

  • knowledge of the disability services sector, including stakeholder and community environment
  • formal governance experience, GAICD preferred

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the role, and be in a position to allocate time, capacity and enthusiasm to the position with flexibility to meet various and changeable commitments.  Candidates must also be committed to making a difference to improving the lives and opportunities for people living with disabilities.

Please direct enquiries to Mr Peter Willcocks, Chair, OC Connections on 0419 583 562 or Emma Liepa, Deputy Chair, OC Connections on 0417 140 309.

Applications, including your CV and a one-pager cover letter outlining your reasons for interest in the position, relevant experience and your ability to contribute to diversity of the board, should be forwarded to Ms Deb Groves at dgroves@occonnections.org by close of business on 28 September 2018.   

Role: Chair
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Advocacy, Business, Consulting, Strategy & Development, Fundraising, Governance, NDIS
Targeting: Not supplied
Payment: Reimbursement of expenses

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