Closing Date

Midnight, Sunday 23 August 2020

Role type




Are you committed to supporting people with dementia, their families, and carers? Do you understand what good governance and transparency means? Then please read on.

  • Positively impact the lives of those living with dementia
  • Use your leadership experience and commitment to quality governance
  • Apply your strong board experience

About the organisation

Organisation type: Peak body
Annual operating budget: $60 Million
Number of paid staff: 550
Number of volunteers: 900

Board size: 8
Board meeting frequency: 6-8 times per annum
Board meetings are held: In-person and online

Dementia Australia is the overarching national peak body working to better support and advocate for people affected by dementia. It formed following the amalgamation the Dementia peak body and the Alzheimer’s Australia Federation. The organisation represents the 459,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.6 million Australians involved in their care.

Dementia Australia’s purpose is to advocate for the needs of people living with all forms of dementia, their families, and their carers, and to provide support services, education, and information. To hear more from those with lived experience please view:

About the role

Remuneration: Volunteer (expenses are reimbursed)
Tenure: 3 years
Prior board experience required: Yes

Expertise: clinical governance, health, disability, aged care
Formal governance training: Desirable

The organisation is now looking to appoint a new non-executive director to the Board. Board members have a genuine interest and commitment to Dementia Australia’s vision and purpose. Additionally, it is expected that they will occasionally attend public functions and make public statements as an advocate for Dementia Australia.

Successful candidates will be expected to have a working knowledge of the regulatory and compliance requirements of a Board role. Strategic expertise and experience in clinical governance and/or a good understanding of health, disability, and aged care policy, planning, and delivery (particularly the issues involved that relate to dementia) will be highly regarded.
This non-executive director role will require approximately 6 – 8 meetings per annum and these meetings can be conducted either face-to-face or online. Sub-committee meetings are conducted as required. This director will be appointed by the Board for an initial term of three years which can then be renewed by the Board. This is a voluntary, unpaid position. Directors are reimbursed for any out of pocket expenses reasonably incurred in attending Board meetings and related matters.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a motivated and dedicated Board who are committed to good governance to deliver positive outcomes for people from all backgrounds with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Dementia, along with their families and carers.

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this role, please download a copy of the Board Information Pack and Position Description. If you have specific questions about this opportunity, please email [email protected]

To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Dementia Australia, and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity. Please apply via Seek (linked below).

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 23 August 2020.

Please note: People for Purpose placed a Non Executive Director with Dementia Australia earlier this year. The role advertised above is a vacancy that has arisen due to the recent resignation of a board member and has different requirements than the previous role.