Closing Date

4 April 2021

Role type




The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council (ACWIC) is the first leadership group of its kind in Australia’s aged care industry. The Council has been established to unite the Aged Care sector across consumers, providers, regulators, funding bodies and most importantly, the critical workforce.

The Council recognises a significant opportunity to reshape how Australia views Aged Care.

ACWIC is committed to creating a better, more sustainable aged care system across Australia, with a clear focus on the consumer. Following the recent Royal Commission which recognises the immediate reform the Aged Care sector requires, ACWIC will provide thought leadership to ensure the workforce is suitably skilled and able to deliver safe, consistent and high-quality care services to older Australians, irrespective of setting, into the future.

ACWIC is seeking to appoint an independent Chair to set the tone for the Council, including the common purpose and ethos. The role of Chair provides a significant opportunity for a credentialed individual to drive social change.

The Chair will be a well-known and well-respected person of significant gravitas and standing in business and/or Government in the broadly defined Workforce, Human Services or Social Services sectors. The Chair will readily gain the respect of the sector, peak bodies, and unions. They will have an understanding of governance with proven experience as an effective Chair.

In an industry where senior female leadership is essential – supporting a predominantly female workforce and providing inspiration to people that could follow in the footsteps of their leaders, it is important that the Chair is someone the workforce will uphold and respect.

This important Chair role is generously remunerated.

People for Purpose is assisting The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council with this appointment. Further information can be obtained here or from Grace Atkinson at [email protected] or 0400 756 566

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 4 April 2021