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Organisation : SMART Recovery Australia

Location : Sydney

Time required : Six to eight hours per month

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Posted on : 29 Jun, 2018

About the Role

Non-Executive Director (Financial Management) for the SMART Recovery Australia Board

SMART Recovery Australia seeks a non-Executive Director with senior financial management skills who is keen to use their strong values and commitment to support addiction and mental health issues being addressed through a strength-based harm minimisation approach. Your skills and experience would further complement that of the current talented staff and Directors.

The ideal candidate is someone who is willing to use their own capacity, and that of their networks, to deliver the strategic aims of the organisation. For this position, we are particularly targeting individuals with experience in sound financial, accounting, and risk management.

The SMART Recovery Australia’s Board focuses on the strategic oversight of the organisation, and is not a management Board. The individual skills of individual Directors may be utilised from time-to-time by the organisation, separate to their role on the SMART Recovery Australia Board.

About SMART Recovery Australia
The organisation is a company limited by guarantee and registered as a health promotion charity.
The vision of SMART Recovery Australia is to make SMART Recovery accessible to all people in Australia. Our purpose is to empower Australians with practical skills, tools and support to manage addictive behaviours. SMART Recovery Australia aims to help people help each other to manage their addictive behaviours for the improvement of health and social well being in the community.

SMART Recovery Australia coordinates over 270 SMART Recovery groups face-to-face and online throughout Australia and New Zealand. The number of groups has doubled in two years. The organisation has been through a steady growth and increasing professionalism over the last few years. The current main areas for improvement within the organisation are increasing public awareness and acquiring sufficient funds to sustain the growth.

About SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based program for people dealing with addictive behaviour. It is delivered in a mutual aid group setting. SMART Recovery is a Self Management and Recovery Training organisation. SMART Recovery groups are facilitated by both professionals and peers (people recovering from addictive behaviours).

About SMART Recovery Internationally
SMART Recovery commenced in the United States of America in 1994. There are now nearly 3,000 group meeting in over 20 countries in the world.

Current Board Members
• Ruth Campbell, retired Human Resource and Public Service Executive
• Dr Joe Gerstein, President/Founder of SMART Recovery
• Jennifer Johannesen, Senior Associate, MARQUE Lawyers
• Ryan McGlaughlin, SMART Recovery Australia Executive Director (ex-officio)
• Andrew Mikhail, Lecturer in Strategy and Organizational Behaviour
• Tania Skippen, Senior Manager, NSW mental health policy and leadership unit
• Jenny Valentish, journalist and author
• Tony Wales, Businessman and Philanthropist (Chairperson)

Board meetings are bi-monthly for no more than two hours in duration. These can be attended in person or online. You would also be expected to be a member of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee. Your overall time commitment is estimated at six to eight hours per month. There is an annual staff and Board planning day you would be expected to attend.

The SMART Recovery Australia office is in Woollomooloo, Sydney.

For more information:

Contact: Ryan McGlaughlin Email:
Phone: 02-9373-5100 Website:

Application close on: 10am Monday, 16th July 2017

Please email applications to: Ryan McGlaughlin, Executive Director

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : SMART Recovery Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

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For details concerning this role , please contact

Ryan McGlaughlin

Phone : 02 9373 5100

Email :

Please quote in application: Non-Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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