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Organisation : Intellectual Disability Rights Service Inc.

Location : Sydney (sydney)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Disabilities, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 30 Nov, 2019

About the role

IDRS is seeking several new board members.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Intellectual Disability Rights Service Inc.

IDRS is the Intellectual Disability Rights Service, which is a NSW not-for-profit based in Sydney but with operations throughout NSW. It has been in operation for over twenty five years, and is highly respected by our clients and funders alike.

Our purpose is to provide support and advocacy for people with intellectual disability and related conditions such as cognitive impairment and acquired brain injury.

IDRS is a free service for people with cognitive impairment across NSW.  We provide help with legal problems, support persons at police stations and courts, advocacy, support to appeal decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency, rights education for people with cognitive impairment, peer support and assistance for parents with intellectual disability at risk of losing care of their children. We work alongside people with cognitive impairment to promote and protect rights. Our website, at provides more details of our background and purpose, as well as annual reports and other details.

Recently as a result of a contract awarded by the NSW government we have substantially increased in size. As a result, as a board, we are very keen to recruit new board members with one or more of a specific range of skills and attributes. Whilst our board is currently comprises ten members, we have a plan to increase that to twelve, so that on this occasion there may well be more vacancies than normal.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : Idrs recruitment - Board Roles

If you would like to apply please send your application with a recent resume, addressing the items listed in the position description document to Also please address  any further questions to the same email address.

The deadline for submissions to this position is 30 November 2019 but earlier submissions would be very welcome.

Please quote in application: Board Member positions available via Pro Bono Australia.

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