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Board President

Organisation : Hepatitis Australia

Location : Australia, Canberra (Canberra based.)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 8 Nov, 2019

About the role

Play a leading role in improving health and social outcomes in this peak community organisation

  • Apply your strong governance and board experience
  • Be a thought leader with members and the public
  • Use your superb advocacy, policy and representation skills

Hepatitis Australia is a well-respected peak community organisation and key partner in the Australian response to viral hepatitis. We represent and support over 400,000, Australians living with viral hepatitis.

The organisation is committed to progressing national action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Its vision is to end viral hepatitis as a health concern in Australia by 2030. As the peak national community body for viral hepatitis in Australia, the organisation works in partnership with its eight state and territory member organisations to collaborate with governments, clinicians, other peak bodies and professional organisations, researchers and community organisations.

Hepatitis Australia is seeking an experienced and active President to chair the Board and lead the organisation through its next positive chapter. You will be responsible for ensuring the Board is clear on its purpose and that individuals and the organisation more broadly, are aligned. Your strong commitment to governance will facilitate open and constructive communications by all board members and ensure optimal Board performance. Using your exemplary leadership skills, you will work with and support the organisation’s CEO and you will maintain oversight of the organisation’s strategic performance, financial position and other significant issues and ensure Board members are appropriately informed.

Leveraging your strong relationship and influencing skills you will have the gravitas and confidence to publicly represent the organisation and play an advocacy role on behalf of the organisation and you will be prepared to influence and engage appropriate networks.

You will have significant Board / Chair experience and a demonstrated commitment to improving health outcomes and advancing social justice in Australia. You will provide an independent and broad lens across governance matters and have a good understanding of not-for-profit governance (experience in fundraising would be helpful but not essential).

This is an excellent opportunity to work with an established Board to deliver significant health outcomes.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Hepatitis Australia

Hepatitis Australia, incorporated in 1997, is the peak community organisation to progress national action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Our members are the eight state and territory hepatitis organisations.

Our Vision

An end to hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia

Our Mission

To lead an effective national community response to hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia.

Our Purpose

Enabling and empowering everyone in Australia to live free from the impact of hepatitis B and hepatitis C

The people we work for 

Hepatitis Australia works to improve health and social outcomes for all Australians who are at risk of, or living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C. We pay particular attention to those groups which are at higher risk of infection or have a disproportionate burden of chronic disease.

The way we work

  • We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, views and ways of life.

  • We value cultural diversity and promote equality.

  • We uphold harm reduction principles.

  • We promote the empowerment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C communities.

  • We utilise evidence to inform our policies and activities.

  • We are ethical, accountable, committed and professional.

For more information about Hepatitis Australia please visit our website at hepatitisaustralia.com

How to apply for this role

Position Description : President Role and Duties

For further information about this important role or to lodge your expression of interest please contact Kevin Marriott at kevin@hepatitisaustralia.com as soon as possible.

We ask that applications be lodged before 5pm on Friday 25th October 2019

Email applications to kevin@hepatitisaustralia.com 


Please quote in application: Board President via Pro Bono Australia.


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