Role Type



Anywhere in Australia

Join a board growing an initiative that supports young people experiencing crisis to achieve independence and establish sustainable lives

  • Use your leadership experience and commitment to quality governance
  • Leverage your networks to enhance scale and impact
  • Be part of creating positive futures for young Australians

About the organisation

The Foyer Foundation (est 2008) supports the growth and development of the Australian Foyer Movement, an approach that involves integrated learning and accommodation settings for young people, typically aged 16 – 24 years, who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

The Foyer Foundation manages and works to improve the quality standards of Foyers that operate in Australia. While they don’t operate Foyers, they are the learning organisation that manages their accreditation and supports their quality improvement, linking this to a national community of practice which enables Foyers to share learnings and resources, utilise research and data to inform practice, and harness collective expertise to further innovate around the Foyer approach and scale the movement.  The Foyer Foundation sponsors research, works with the Foyer movement globally and advocates to Government at all levels.

About the role

The Board of the Foyer Foundation is currently seeking two Non-Executive Directors whose values are aligned with the organisation. Foyer Foundation use the ‘Advantaged Thinking’ model, that is, a shift away from deficit, disadvantaged or problem-saturated thinking, towards advantaged thinking and acting. They’re looking for individuals who are passionate about optimising the talents and improving the lives of young people in the network of Foyers, and beyond into the wider youth environment.

Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, you will have experience as a board director, CEO or senior executive. The Foyer Foundation is particularly looking for leaders with experience in the human services or for-purpose space, or who have fundraising and marketing experience and bring a network. They’re also looking for a young person with operating experience who can speak to the people the organisation seeks to represent and would particularly welcome applicants from the First Nations community.

To apply

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

We invite you to read the board pack here.  We also invite you to review Foyer Foundation’s website for further information here. Once you have absorbed this information, if you have any questions, please call 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 Foyer Foundation and how your skills and experience align to the opportunity.