We have 3 vacancies on our Board of Directors. Opportunities exist to contribute expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Not-for-profits
  • Disability lived experience or professional experience in the sector
  • Aged Care sector experience


Candidates identifying as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, those living with a disability, those caring for someone with a disability or are involved in the aged care sector will be highly regarded.

About the Role:

The position is voluntary.

The DCLS Board provides governance and strategic leadership to the organisation and is comprised of people with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.

Meetings and Time Commitment

Board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month in person (or via Teams if necessary) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The role requires an additional commitment outside of the meetings to read board papers, carry out board actions, and attend other DCLS events. The role may include involvement in one or more of our board committees, which meet separately from the monthly board meeting.


Duties & Responsibilities:

For full duties and responsibilities, please refer to the Position Description

Expectations of Board Members

  • Attend and actively participate in meetings
  • Stay informed about Board matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comment on minutes and reports
  • Serve on sub-committees or Board Advisory Groups when required
  • Build a collegial working relationship with other Board members that contributes to a consensual approach to decisions
  • Utilise own skills, experience and knowledge to support the growth and success of the organisation
  • Help communicate and promote DCLS’ mission, purpose and services
  • Become familiar with DCLS’ strategy, services, resources, finances, and market/stakeholders.

If you’re looking for an opportunity where you can make a positive and rewarding impact, we would welcome your application.

Applications must be received by 1st April 2024, for consideration.

Please contact Rachael Bowker CEO ceo@dcls.org.au / 8982 1111

To apply, please email a comprehensive letter outlining your qualifications, training, professional experience and personal attributes that you believe would contribute to the Board and CV to – recruitment@dcls.org.au



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