Positions Vacant: Carers Tasmania Board Directors


1 March 2020

    Carers Tasmania Ltd is seeking expressions of interest from Tasmanians with the experience, knowledge, passion and commitment to serve as an independent voluntary Director on its skill-based Board.

    Carers Tasmania Ltd, formed in 1993, is a non-profit company limited by guarantee and charitable institution.

    The organisational vision is for an Australia that values and supports carers, and works to improve the health, well-being, resilience and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and the government.

    Carers Tasmania has been the official Peak Body for Tasmania’s 85,000 family carers since 2018.

    Carers Tasmania also delivers services through its wholly owned subsidiary Care to Serve Ltd, which trades as Care2Serve and was formed in 2019. The most major of services provided by Care2Serve is as the Carer Gateway Service Provider for Tasmania with funding of $25 million over five years. Directorship of Care2Serve is assumed for directors of Carers Tasmania.

    Carers Tasmania Directors, as members of the Carers Tasmania Board, provide visionary strategic leadership that ensures high-quality services for Tasmanian carers.

    Find out more and apply.

    About the Board

    Expressions are welcome for potential volunteer directors from two experience domains — finance, business and governance, and service delivery and operations.

    The primary objective of our directors is to provide visionary strategic leadership and exceptional governance that ensures the voice of carers is heard and that related entities perform highly.

    The Carers Tasmania Board (the Board) consists of a minimum of seven or maximum of nine Directors.

    The Board meets six times per year, usually on a Wednesday morning. The schedule for meetings is agreed at the commencement of each year. The Board meetings are conducted either face-to-face or through technology, though in-person is encouraged. Whilst the usual duration for meetings is 30-120 minutes, the Board also has longer meetings when required to focus on strategic imperatives in greater detail and enable greater discussion amongst the Board members.

    Further information

    To gain a greater appreciation of the organisation and our work, please refer to our website — www.carerstas.org.

    If you wish to obtain a copy of the position description or discuss the opportunity in more detail, contact Rebecca Moles, Chair, at chair@carerstasmania.org or on 0418 341 075

    Express interest

    Please provide your CV and covering letter of not more than two pages outlining your fit for the Board and the contribution you believe you could make.


    Incidental expenses are covered, and a quarterly professional development allowance is provided.

    Skills focus

    Vacancy 1 — Finance, business and governance

    We are seeking a director that has significant financial acumen and preferably a CPA or CA. Their financial experience would be ideally complemented with commercial acumen, expressed with experience in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, business ventures and networks. Experience and understanding of corporate governance will be viewed favourably

    Vacancy 2 — Service delivery and operations

    We are seeking a director with extensive experience in planning and delivering services that may be in the community sector or in a business context. Understanding the role of and deploying technology in service design and delivery is an advantage. It is desirable if this director had experience in health-related sectors, such as mental health, primary health, people with disability, aged care or more generally with family carers.

    Essential requirements

    Directors must have or agree to obtain a national police check and a working with vulnerable people card.

    Desirable qualifications and requirements

    Relevant tertiary qualifications and professional qualifications and memberships (e.g.: AICD; CPA) will be viewed favourably.

    Directors would ideally be or have been a family carer or possess proximate caring experience.