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Organisation : Autism Queensland Ltd

Location : Brisbane

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Disabilities, Education & Training

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 15 Jul, 2021

About the role

Autism Queensland is in a key growth phase, almost doubling its employee base and gross income over the last 5 years (currently around $33million per annum). Motivated by substantial unmet need for autism-specific services and organisational benefits derived from scale, Autism Queensland has projects to expand the range, depth and locations of its service delivery, its facilities and organisational infrastructure ongoing and in the pipeline.

Within this context, the Board Chair is expected to provide strong leadership and ensure the Autism Queensland Board collectively fulfils its responsibilities to deliver on its growth strategy and mission, to partner with people on the autism spectrum, their families and communities to remove barriers and realise potential.

Role requirements:

  • Eight years or more experience as a Board Director, service on multiple Boards and substantial experience as Chair of a Board, ideally in medium to large scale for-purpose organisations and/or for-profit disability and community service providers.
  • Working knowledge of the Disability and/or Education sectors and an understanding of the basic framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic business development and contribution to organisational growth, ideally including property acquisition and development, strategic partnering, and responding to and supporting teams through change.

Alignment with Autism Queensland’s Vision and Values will be key, along with a personal commitment to invest in its Mission as a volunteer Director, noting the time commitment expected of the Board Chair is the equivalent of 4-5 days per month.  Lived experience of autism will be highly regarded.

Please refer to the Position Description available via for additional information  regarding the role requirements and expectations. To submit your application, email your cover letter and resume directly to writing “Board Chair” in the subject line of your email. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Autism Queensland Ltd

Autism Queensland is one of Australia’s lead agencies in the provision of specialised education, therapy, training and support services to children, adults and families living with autism. 


A life of participation, opportunity and choice.


We partner with people on the autism spectrum, their families and communities to remove barriers and realise potential.


Our core values represent who we are and what is important to us. They embody what we do every day.

Integrity & AuthenticityWe are genuine, honest and accountable in all that we do.

Diversity & InclusionWe respect and celebrate all people and their right to participate and belong.

Strengths FocusWe strive to support the development of every person’s potential, recognising that a strengths focus enables growth and empowers decision-making and self-advocacy.

Safety & WellbeingWe provide and promote safe, respectful, caring and engaging people and environments that support positive development and relationships.

Evidence-Informed PracticeWe use professional reasoning to bring together current high quality research evidence and the values, strengths and preferences of individuals and families to optimise outcomes.

How to apply

Position Description : Non Executive Board Chair Jun21

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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


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