About the role
Bipolar disorder is a serious life-long mental health condition which features pronounced mood swings. Founded in 2014 and chaired by Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell AM, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW, Bipolar Australia (BA) is the peak organisation which seeks to represent everyone affected by bipolar, including people living with the condition, carers, friends, and mental health professionals.
BA presented its first major report regarding bipolar spectrum disorders to the Australian Government in 2018. BA also launched an innovative information booklet targeting carers of people newly diagnosed with the condition in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of NSW, and hosted a ‘Blow Bubbles for Bipolar’ event at Parliament House in Canberra in the lead-up to World Bipolar Day.
The board of directors oversees the operation of BA and guides it towards a sustainable future by ensuring the continuous adoption of sound and ethical practices, including governance and financial management. Its current strategic focus is to enhance BA’s network of connections, in order to expand the organisation’s ability to positively impact the lives of Australians affected by bipolar over the coming years.
Apart from best practice compliance, fiduciary, and statutory obligations, these are specialist positions with an added focus on developing corporate, philanthropic, and/or government relationships in support of current and future BA activities.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Working with the board and executive director to identify projects requiring funding
- Developing and fostering relationships with national corporates and governments
- Identifying a potential pipeline of meaningful partnerships for the future
As a senior executive from either the corporate, government, tertiary or not-for-profit sector, you are able to harness your network of influential contacts in support of BA. You feel confident with your ability to develop positive relationships that lead to lasting influential partnerships. You have a sophisticated approach and are as comfortable talking to people living with bipolar and mental health clinicians as you are in addressing industry leaders.
If you are looking for a hands-on voluntary director role in support of a small organisation tackling a serious and persistent mental health disorder, then please phone Richard Green or Amelia Da Mota on 02 8243 0570 for further information, or forward a cover letter and CV detailing your interest quoting vacancy #128478
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How to apply for this role
Please quote in application: Board Directors - Voluntary via Pro Bono Australia.