2019 Impact 25

Board Director

Organisation : Carers ACT

Location : Canberra

Time required : meet every 2 months

Duration of project : ongoing

Skill Area : Sales & Business Development

Sector : Community Support Services

Posted on : 27 Sep, 2019

About the role

About Carers ACT

Carers ACT is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that has been providing services and support to family and friend carers in the ACT and Southern NSW for 25 years. 

Our Purpose

We support connect & empower carers to maintain their caring role and Personal well-being.

We do this through providing practical support such as:

  • Short term replacement care so that carers can have a break
  • Counselling
  • Educational workshops
  • Social and therapeutic activities, and
  • Advocacy

We act as the peak body for Carers in the ACT and work with industry and government to make Canberra more carer friendly.We are also a proud member of the National Network of Carer Associations.


We are a Company Limited by Guarantee governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets every two months.We endeavour to ensure that, as a group, our Board holds complementary skills including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Legal
  • Senior Management / Governance
  • Health / Mental Health / Disabilities / Aged Care /NFP
  • ICT
  • Business Management / administration / development / Service Delivery
  • Lived Experience as a Carer.


Due to the retirement of a Director we are presently seeking to appoint a Director with experience in Business Management or Entrepreneurship skills to join the Board.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities, LGBTIQ+ people.

Please email your application to Michele.Galvin@carersact.org.au

If you need further information, please contact our Company Secretary/COO Michele Galvin on 6296 9956.

Application close 20/10/2019.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Carers ACT
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

For details concerning this role , please contact

Michele Galvin

Phone : 026296 9956

Email : Michele.Galvin@carersact.org.au

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


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