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Board Director

Organisation : Friends for Good

Location : Melbourne (Northcote)

Time required : 2 Hours per week

Duration of project : 2 years

Skill area : Board & Committee Members, Grants & Philanthropy, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Health – General

Application closing date : 29 Oct, 2021

About the role

Friends for Good (FFG) is a volunteer driven not-for-profit and the only charity in Australia working solely on the issue of loneliness and social isolation.

We have recently secured Federal Government funding to expand our Friend Line telephone service on a national scale and are looking for new Board members to support us with this growth.

FFG is looking for passionate individuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds to join our Board.

There are three positions advertised. We are particularly interested in Board members with the following expertise:

  1. Media
  2. Marketing 
  3. Grant writing

About us

Our vision: People free from loneliness.

Mission and work: FFG sees loneliness as a critical health issue in the Australian community; one of national importance. Our mission is to raise awareness of loneliness as a significant public health issue in the community. After identifying a gap in services, we offer services including a national phone line and chat service FriendLine, for anyone who needs to reconnect or just wants a chat.

FFG also undertakes research to understand the prevalence and experience of loneliness in Australia.

Our highly successful annual conference brings together key stakeholders from the not-for-profit and private sectors, academics, government, policy makers and practitioners to explore ways to work together to alleviate loneliness.

About you

 FFG is looking for active Board members who can positively impact the organisation’s important work.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Grant writing

Previous Board experience is desirable, but not required. The most important criteria is commitment to FFG’s mission and a willingness to contribute as part of a committed team. 

Commitment

The Board of Management meets on a bimonthly basis, currently via videoconference or in Northcote. In the intervening months Board members contribute to the organisation by undertaking projects or tasks.

All Board members are required to complete a criminal history check.

How to apply

To apply for this role please email Patricia Lauria, CEO and Co-founder, expressing your interest. Please include a copy of your CV.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Friends for Good

How to apply


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


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