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Organisation : Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia)

Location : Queensland (Brisbane)

Time required : Directors are expected to attend all Board meetings unless they have a reasonable excuse. In this regard, the Board meets every eight weeks in a central Brisbane location or via a virtual meeting platform. Board meetings generally run for 1½ hours. Directors are also expected to: • participate in at least one Board committee (Board committees meet in accordance with a schedule as approved by the committee Chair) • attend ADA Australia strategy workshops (approximately once per annum on a weekend or evening) • attend ADA Australia and industry events • participate in regular Board and individual performance evaluations • undertake professional development • attend the annual general meeting, and • engage in other Board-related activities as might reasonably be required. Directors are required to commit an estimated 40 hours per annum to their role inclusive of preparation and travel time. Directors are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of Board meetings and other events. Directors receive no remuneration. However, reasonable expenses associated with attending to Board matters are met by ADA Australia.

Duration of project : 2 years

Skill area : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Community Support Services

About the role

Board Directors – 2 positions – Queensland

Are you passionate about championing the critical role that advocacy plays in supporting older people and people with a disability to realise their human rights?

Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia is seeking two independent non-executive directors to join its collaborative and committed volunteer Board of Directors.

As Queensland’s independent, not-for-profit advocacy and education service, we have more than 25 years’ experience in supporting and improving the wellbeing of older people and people with disability. Headquartered in Brisbane, we provide free, client-focused services across Queensland and play a key role in the national Older Persons Advocacy Network.

If you are interested in helping us to become a national voice for the rights of older people and people with a disability, increase our service reach, and strengthen our impact as advocates, we would love to hear from you. This is your opportunity to work alongside a proactive Board of Directors to set and oversee ADA Australia’s strategy.

We are looking to complement the skills and knowledge of our Board. We encourage applications from older people, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and rural and remote communities.

It would be great if you have a background in at least one of the following areas however we embrace diversity, so if you have other skills and experience to offer, please tell us what you can bring to the table in your application:

  • Advancing human rights
  • Advocacy – individual and systemic
  • Digital communication and technology
  • Innovation and design thinking
  • Disruptive product and program design
  • Entrepreneurship and business development

You will find more information, including selection criteria, in the position description.

To apply, please email your resumé and a maximum two-page cover letter responding to the key selection criteria and outlining what you can bring to Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia.

Send your application to:

The Chair, Board of Directors, Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia


Post: 121 Copperfield Street, Geebung, Queensland 4034

For more information visit our website

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 4 May 2021

About the organisation

Organisation name : Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia)
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Kathy Chandler

Phone : (07) 3637 6000

Email :

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


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