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RIAC Board Member: Call for Expressions of Interest

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Incorporated (RIAC) is a Shepparton based Not-for-Profit organisation that is seeking to expand its existing Board membership and is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced people to complement the existing skills based Board, and a professional and committed staff team.

A leader in its field, RIAC builds the capacity and wellbeing of individuals with a disability, families, carers and communities through advocacy and support services. It provides a broad range of programs in the disability sector.  As such we are looking for people with experience in this sector whether that is through working in the sector or having lived disability experience.

If you have suitable experience and the motivation and time to contribute to our Board then we would love to hear from you. People with a disability are actively encouraged to apply. It is a voluntary position.

About Us – RIAC

RIAC began its work in 1984. We empower communities across 22 local government areas, spanning throughout Regional Victoria and Southern New South Wales. We work with a range of diverse communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, LGBTIQA+, financially and socially disadvantaged, older Australians, and those living in remote and rural communities.

Through our work and collaborative partnerships, we identify systemic issues to make a more inclusive community through changes to legislation, policies and practices to ensure the human rights and interests of people with a disability are upheld. We are part of the National Disability Advocacy Programme (NDAP) funded by the Australian Government.

Board Governance and Prerequisites

The term of appointment is two years with an option to renominate.

All Board members are expected to have:

  • an understanding of, and commitment to, the focus of RIAC and its breadth of services to the community;
  • the skills and ability to contribute to its strategic direction and performance monitoring;
  • the ability to contribute to RIAC’s growth and viability through leveraging their existing networks and helping to develop new ones;
  • highly developed communications skills and the ability to work with a range of stakeholders; and
  • excellent understanding and experience of good practice relating to governance of organisations.

Knowledge of Commonwealth and State funding arrangements for the disability sector and National Disability Insurance Scheme is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and making significant contributions to monthly Board meetings (minimum ten times per year) and other key RIAC activities;
  • Providing expertise in the Board’s decision making; and
  • Ensuring that decisions reflect and enhance the organisation’s Strategic Plan, governance practices, financial position and legal obligations.

Click on Position Description to download.

Please send your application to ceo@riac.org.au using the subject line: Board Member Position

Applications should include:

  • A brief cover letter outlining the lived experience of disability and the skills and experience the candidate brings to the Board; and
  • A full resume detailing work history, relevant experience and qualifications, including contact details.

Interviews may be conducted with short listed candidates.

Applications should be sent by 5pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

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