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Board Member

Organisation : Domestic Violence Action Centre

Location : Brisbane (Ipswich)

Work type : Various

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Other, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Volunteer

Salary : Volunteer

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2020

About the role

DVAC are leaders in creating freedom from gender violence and we are looking for a new Board member.

Lead by our dynamic Chairperson, Nick Thompson our Board and CEO Amie Carrington,  DVAC are committed to providing high quality services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic and family violence or sexual violence in the Ipswich, Toowoomba and Darling Downs Region.  DVAC works from a feminist perspective.


DVAC wishes to enhance the skills of its existing board with the appointment of one or two highly skilled Board Members with a proposed appointment date of November 2020.

As well as a demonstrated commitment to DVAC’s Mission we are particularly looking for expertise in the areas of:

  • Human Resources and/or Legal Profession 


Our Board Members need to have:

  • Time to commit to Board Meetings (up to 10 per year) and other relevant activities including sub committees

  • Demonstrated high levels of personal integrity, a strong understanding of a board member’s  legal and fiduciary responsibility, high-level inclusive communication skills and a sophisticated understanding of governance and strategic planning. 

Refer to the attached Position Description for full details

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Action Centre

Mission Statement

Passionate Leaders creating freedom from gender violence.

Philosophy Statement  

The Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) has a long history in providing high quality services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic and family violence in the Ipswich, Toowoomba and surrounding regions. DVAC works from a feminist perspective. We have a gender analysis of domestic violence that understands that domestic and family violence is a result of systemic power imbalances and inequalities. We acknowledge the many barriers that exist for women and their families as they seek safety and support, and that women from diverse backgrounds can face particular and unique barriers. We are strong advocates for change on all levels. We actively stand against all forms of oppression (including racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and multiple other forms of oppression) and believe in the right of justice, equality and fairness for all.


We regard women as the experts over their own life and we see our work as a partnership that is respectful, transparent and accountable. We work from a relationship-based approach where we are committed to sharing information, validating choices and ensuring we provide a safe space that is always non-judgemental and supportive.


Our core values are Safety, Accountability, Action and Support. We aim to consistently apply the same set of values and principles to all levels of our work – with clients, with colleagues in our organisation, and in our valued relationships with other workers and organisations within the service sector. We aim for a high level of integrity in all aspects of our work and we welcome feedback and input from all those involved with our service.


Through high quality service delivery combined with education, training, awareness raising and activism against violence in all its forms, our hope is to use our passion as leaders to create a world free from gender violence.


The Organisation

You will find detailed information about the organisation, including our current strategic plan on our website

How to apply

Position Description : 2020 Board PD

Please send a current CV along with a no more than 2 page expression of interest document addressing the selection criteria to using the subject line “Board Member EOI”

The closing date is 5pm Wednesday 30th September 2020

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




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