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Non-Executive Director

Organisation : ADACAS - ACT Disability Aged Carer Advocacy Service

Location : Canberra (Weston Creek)

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Profession : Advocacy, Board & Committee Members

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Disabilities, Mental Health

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 30 Jun, 2020

About the role

ADACAS strongly encourages applications from candidates with disability or lived experience of disability. We are interested in candidates with extensive governance experience as well as people interested in developing their director skills and experience.

We seek applications from people with a strong commitment to supporting the rights of people with disability, carers and older people who will contribute to the effective governance of ADACAS.
We also encourage people with relevant knowledge and experience in disability, aged care and carer policy, service delivery and advocacy.

The Board is looking for candidates with knowledge, skills and experience in some or all of the following:

  • Governance knowledge and understanding
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Compliance and accountability
  • Financial and risk management
  • Monitoring and reporting on service impact
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team, with enthusiasm and integrity
  • Communication, marketing or public relations
  • Technology and systems

Candidates must have a willingness to devote time and energy to the role and to their director development. The role requires attendance at board meetings and serving on Board committees, as required. Board members will also on occasion be invited to attend significant events.
In addition, candidates must be independent, and not be directly or indirectly employed by, or involved in the management of, organisations that fund or provide direct support for ADACAS clients.

In addition, candidates must be independent, and not be directly or indirectly employed by, or involved in the management of, organisations that fund or provide direct support for ADACAS clients.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : ADACAS - ACT Disability Aged Carer Advocacy Service

ADACAS was established in 1991, and provides independent and free advocacy for people with disability, people with mental health conditions, older people, and carers.

The objectives of ADACAS are to:

  • ensure the voices of disenfranchised and vulnerable people are heard
  • promote, uphold and defend human rights
  • empower people to achieve a life that has value to them
  • advocate for community and systemic change that improves the wellbeing of people with disabilities, people who are older and people who are caregivers

More information about ADACAS can be obtained from its website, www.adacas.org.au

CEO: Michael Bleasdale
Current turn-over is more than $2M annually.
The ADACAS head office is located in Weston, ACT.

How to apply for this role

Applications, including a two-page letter of claims and a current CV, can be forwarded via email to the CEO, Michael Bleasdale, at manager@adacas.org.au

Further information can be obtained through the CEO on (02) 6242 5060.

Closing Date: Applications will be considered as they are received, however our recruiting process will be open up until the 30th June 2020.


Please quote in application: Non-Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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