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General Board Member (Volunteer)

Organisation : Cerebral Palsy Support Network

Location : Melbourne (Coburg)

Time required : 3-4 hours per month

Duration of project : 3 years

Skill area : Advocacy, Board & Committee Members, Community Services, Finance & Accounting, Information & Communication Technology

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Application closing date : 13 Aug, 2021

About the role

Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN) is seeking new Directors to join its diverse, skill-based Board to govern the organisation through its next phase of development.

Applicants will be experienced in their respective professions or fields and possess solid business acumen. Applications from people with expertise in disability services, finance, and information technology will be considered favourably. Applicants passionate about human rights and equality would be good fits for the roles. Lived experience or a personal connection with cerebral palsy is desirable but not mandatory. Successful applicants will add to the balance of skills and experience of existing Board members.

All Board Directors serve on a voluntary basis. The Board meets six times per year (in person or virtually) along with a half-day annual Board planning session.  Board members are also members of either the Human Rights Committee or the Finance and Audit Committee, each of which meets six times throughout the year. Board Director terms are for three years.

We respect and value all aspects of a person, including gender identity or expression, race, language, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, self-identification and expression. We have zero tolerance for the abuse of vulnerable people and we acknowledge the sovereignty of our nation’s first people.

Successful applicants for these positions will be required to undertake safety screening including a NDIS Worker Screening Check and other checks as required by legislation and CPSN policies.
More information about CPSN is available on our website at


About the organisation

Organisation name : Cerebral Palsy Support Network

CPSN is a values-based, not-for-profit organisation with a proud 21-year history of providing support and services for people with cerebral palsy and their families. We have grown into a state-wide member-based organisation with over 1700 members and over 250 staff providing support services in home and community settings. CPSN provides access to a wide range of support, information, and resources to adults and children with cerebral palsy, parents, researchers, health professionals, governments, and employers. Our focus is on improving outcomes for people with cerebral palsy and the key people and services that most affect their lives.

CPSN is committed to service innovation and thought leadership to deliver person-centred outcomes for people with cerebral palsy and their families. We currently have over 200 clients in our fee-for-service activities, including National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funded services that deliver core supports and support coordination to assist people with cerebral palsy to implement their NDIS plans. We have evolved the way we leverage modern technologies to increase the efficiency, mobility, and digital capability of our services and staff.

How to apply

Please email your curriculum vitae and expression of interest outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the selection criteria (position description attached) to:

CPSN’s CEO, Scott Sheppard at

If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact Anna Perini, Executive Assistant on

0409 005 807.

Please quote in application: General Board Member (Volunteer) via Pro Bono Australia.


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