Closing Date

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Role type




Contribute your strong governance experience and commitment to the Human Services sector to one of Australia’s longest serving Disability providers.

  • Apply your strong governance and board experience
  • Join an engaged and refreshed Board
  • Positively impact the lives of those living with a disability

The organisation

The Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford) provides disability support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), supporting their clients, their families and carers – in many unique ways that give them the opportunity to explore their interests, do what they love and live comfortably.

Afford are one of Australia’s longest serving disability service providers, dedicated to helping people with disabilities live an empowered life. Afford encourage clients to discover new life experiences, work options and embrace social and balanced lifestyles.  The charity runs services across NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

The role

The last financial year has been one of significant challenges for Afford, bought about by the departure of key personnel, the continuing Covid pandemic, changes within the industry, public scrutiny of the NDIS system and Royal Commissions into the Aged Care and Disability Sectors.

Despite these challenges, Afford has continued on its mission to provide first class services to people within the communities they serve.

The Afford Board are a capable and committed group, who are looking to appoint one to two Non-Executive Directors, ideally located outside of Sydney, with a preference for Queensland or Victoria.

The organisation has grown significantly in recent years and the Board is seeking greater cultural and gender diversity in order to better represent the communities it serves and maintain the integrity of the organisation’s purpose and values.

Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, you will have professional expertise as a trained, human services aligned professional, a working understanding of practice governance in a human services environment, experience in corporate governance, legal and compliance at board level, and ideally have lived experience of disability or deep experience or connection to disability.

This is an opportunity to play a critical role in the next chapter for Afford, leveraging 70 years of establishment, growth and strength to continue to drive better outcomes in the disability sector.

To apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Afford to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Board Pack here.  For more information on Afford, their annual report can be found on their website here.

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply using the Expression of Interest button below and attach your CV, as well as a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Afford and how your skills and experience align to the opportunity.