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Join the Neami National Board and play an integral role in system reform and improve outcomes for people living with mental health challenges

• Join a leading, fast-growing non-profit mental health provider
• Contribute your governance skills to an existing strong framework
• Lead with innovation in an evidence based, person-focused organisation

The organisation

Neami National (Neami) is a mental health organisation founded in Melbourne in 1986 to address the housing needs and service gaps for people with mental health challenges. Neami believes everyone should have the opportunity to live a full life and supports people to achieve the wellbeing and mental health outcomes that matter to them.

Neami is proud to support 32,000 people living with mental health challenges across Australia and offers more than 70 services, over 49 different Indigenous lands, across the nation. These include mental health and wellbeing supports, housing, homelessness and suicide prevention services.

Our practice is informed by evidence; what’s been proven to help people with mental health challenges and adversity and what people tell us helps. We aspire to place lived and living experience at the heart of what we do. We use our voice, as one of Australia’s largest mental health specialists, to advocate for change and system reforms, to improve outcomes for all Australians.

The organisation has a strong and positive culture and staff have a strong alignment to the vision and purpose of the organisation.

The role

Neami is looking to expand and refresh their Board as current Directors retire, and are seeking non-executive directors who bring at least two of the following:

  • lived experience of mental health challenges and professional experience and expertise from using their lived experience to benefit others, uphold human rights and achieve systems transformation
  • expertise in finance, audit, and risk functions, demonstrated through strong commercial or financial acumen and with relevant professional memberships.
  • geographical diversity across Australia, preferably based in NSW, Western Australia or the Northern Territory

Additionally, Neami values candidates with robust and demonstrable governance experience and commitment to their progressive approach to board and committee leadership succession planning. New Directors will be committed to Neami’s mission and purpose, behave in a way that is values aligned and be able to make the necessary time commitment required. Collectively they will bring lived experience, deep community services delivery experience and commercial acumen combined with a strong grasp of governance in the Human Services sector and previous board experience.

This is an opportunity to play a critical role in the next chapter for Neami, leveraging almost 40 years of establishment, growth and strength to continue to drive better outcomes in the mental health services sector.

To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with Neami National to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Board Pack and 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 apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Neami National and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close Tuesday, 22 August 2023