Non-Executive Board Director

Non-Executive Board Director Opportunities

Not for Profit, Melbourne 

Duration of appointment: 3 years

Excellent opportunities to support community initiatives and programs that change the lives of individuals and families.  Established in 1970 by members of the local community, Family Life has had a rich history in supporting local families in the Bayside, Peninsula and South Eastern suburbs.

Family Life believes that every family deserves to live in a safe and supportive community. Everything we do supports this through our family and individual support services, community strengthening programs, a network of op shops, a vibrant and engaged volunteer community, and passionate and skilled staff. Whether it be a social, emotional or community need, we are focused on developing innovative solutions to support the diverse community that we serve. We are proudly independent and not for profit.

Over the past 50 years, Family Life has had a strong growth trajectory supported by significant government funding, expanding services across the areas of Family Safety, Family Law and Family Support.  We are strongly invested in place-based community initiatives including our Social Enterprise Stores.  Family Life incorporated under ASIC in 2016. The organisation is made up of 180 employees, 160 Volunteers and operates an annual budget of approximately $20 Million.

We are seeking Board Members to join Family Life to continue this work in building an exciting future that is focused on service excellence, innovation and growth in meeting community needs.

Our Board Directors are the lead volunteers for Family Life. The Board is comprised of seven to ten Directors, appointed for three years, with the opportunity to seek reappointment for up to four terms (maximum of 12 years).

The Board is seeking to appoint additional Directors, including a Company Secretary.  There are also opportunities to contribute to specialist sub-committees (who do not have to be Directors).

We are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in the areas of:

  • business and workforce transformation;
  • clinical and or practice expertise;
  • digital transformation; and
  • finance.


Successful candidates will demonstrate capabilities in strategic thinking, NFP governance, understanding of fiduciary duty obligations and a strong commitment to the values, vision and purpose of Family Life.  We are seeking independent thinkers who express their views respectfully and confidently, offering constructive contribution to Board deliberations and decision-making. Click here for a Position Description.

You are invited to apply for our current Board opportunities by submitting your CV and a statement articulating the value you believe you can bring to Family Life aligning to the area of your expertise. Apply here.

Please contact: Steve Walsh, Chair on swalsh@familylife.com.au or Allison Wainwright, CEO on awainwright@familylife.com.au to request a phone discussion or submit your application.

Applications Close: 31 July 2022

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation. All appointments are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and COVID vaccination certificate.  Family LIfe is a child safe organisation.  We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

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