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Closing Date

Friday, 17 May 2024

Role type



New South Wales

Contribute your strong governance experience, commercial acumen and commitment to community health and safety in this leading organisation.

  • Be part of a respected and iconic organisation
  • Bring strong governance and board experience
  • Leverage your business acumen or your clinical expertise

The organisation

Established in 1883, St John Ambulance New South Wales (NSW) (St John NSW) is a prominent division of the St John Ambulance Australia movement, dedicated to enhancing community health and safety.  They have grown to become a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on building community resilience and saving lives.

The organisation focuses on providing comprehensive first aid training courses for individuals, businesses, and community groups. Their trained volunteers and professional staff offer first aid services at various events, ensuring prompt medical assistance and care.

St John NSW also actively engages in community outreach programs, raising awareness about health and safety issues and promoting injury prevention strategies. Through its commitment to empowering individuals with essential lifesaving skills and its provision of reliable first aid services, St John NSW continues to make a significant impact on public health and well-being in throughout the State.

The role

With a newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, an excellent and well-respected reputation, a committed Board and engaged team, St John NSW is at an exciting point in its evolution.   To deliver on their vision the organisation seeks two independent Non-Executive Directors to be appointed to the Board in 2024.

Previous board experience and a commitment to good governance are essential.  Further to this, and to complement skills that already exist on the Board, St John NSW is particularly looking for directors who will bring specific skills in business and commercial finance, and in clinical expertise and governance. Experience in corporate governance, diverse perspectives and a genuine alignment to the vision, mission and values of the organisation, will also be essential components of these leadership positions.

Active membership and graduates of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) or Governance Institute will be highly regarded.

Board members will have a genuine interest and commitment to St John NSW’s vision and purpose.  Additionally, it is expected that they will attend public functions as an advocate for St John NSW.

Submit your expression of interest

People for Purpose is partnering with St John Ambulance NSW to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Board Pack.  For more information on St John Ambulance NSW, please visit their website.  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]

To submit your expression of interest, as well as your CV, you must provide a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing St John Ambulance NSW and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 17 May 2024.

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