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Aboriginal Board Member

Organisation : The Buttery

Location : NSW Regional (Binna Burra)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Volunteer

Application closing date : 15 Oct, 2021

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a new Board Member to join its experienced and committed Board. The new Board member will have a strong empathy towards people experiencing these problems and a desire to assist them. The person may come from a range of backgrounds and prior Board experience is preferred but not essential. An understanding of corporate governance principles would also be helpful. To ensure we provide strong regional support we are particularly interested in speaking to potential candidates with links to Aboriginal communities from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie.

The Board meets monthly in person when possible and via video call when not possible. Additionally it meets two or three times a year for face-to-face strategy, and/or planning sessions. As a minimum, board members should expect to participate in approximately 8 to 10 board meetings per annum and review board papers.

Location : Flexible: Binna Burra near Bangalow New South Wales or via online meetings during Covid restrictions

Time required : attendance at monthly board meetings (approximately 5 hours per month) plus twice a year Board workshops and/or planning sessions

Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified positions is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorized under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Buttery

The Buttery is a not-for-profit organisation focusing on drug and alcohol issues as well as related mental health problems. The organisation is headquartered near Bangalow in Northern NSW but also has offices from Tweed Heads in the North to Port Macquarie in the South.

As well as residential programs, The Buttery also operates community outreach programs throughout the NSW Mid-North Coast and NSW Northern Rivers Regions. The Buttery Private Wellbeing Program is a residential social enterprise and is an early intervention program. All Buttery programs are evidence-based and represent current best-practice.

The Buttery is an independent, community-based charitable organisation and is not affiliated with any religious or political group.

How to apply

Position Description : Board Director Position Description

If you have suitable experience and would like to make a positive difference to the lives of those affected by alcohol or other drugs, please send your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for the role and the skills and personal attributes you would bring to the Board. 

For details concerning this role and a position description, please contact the HR Manager, Jo McLaughlin on


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


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