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Board Members (Voluntary) - Remote / Work from Home

Speak Out Association of Tasmania

About us:

Speak Out is a state-wide advocacy service for people with disability and a membership-based disability people’s organisation for people with intellectual disability and/or disability that impacts learning. Established in 1982, Speak Out aims to develop a respectful and inclusive community by promoting and defending the rights of people with disability. We achieve this through our advocacy work, good governance that includes people with intellectual disability, and building the capacity of communities.

A bit more about Speak Out:

  • Advocacy is provided when a person with disability feels their needs are not being met, they have been treated unfairly or when the person’s supports have broken down and the individual is at risk. This is provided by our professional advocates.
  • Our Self-Advocacy Groups meet each month where people get together, share ideas, and develop skills in how to speak up and have a say.
  • Speak Out also supports peer support groups and networks across Tasmania.
  • The Speak Out conference is the longest running self-advocacy conference for people with disability in Australia and is held annually.
  • Speak Out has links with inclusion Australia – the National Council on Intellectual Disability, and Inclusion International.

The opportunity:

Currently, the board meets a minimum of 6 times per year, on the last Thursday of each month at 7pm. There is some work required between meetings, so the ongoing commitment is approximately 3-4 hours per month across the year.

Board members link via teleconferencing from across the state, with a face-to-face option also available in Hobart. The Board sub-committees meet to progress their various items.

We strongly encourage individuals with a lived experience of disability to apply.

About you:

To be successfully considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate the ability and enthusiasm to contribute to Speak Out Board meetings. We are looking for passionate people who are able to actively contribute to the ongoing governance of Speak Out. Previous Board experience and lived experience are desirable but not required.

For further information or a discussion about whether this opportunity is right for you, please contact the Chairperson, Amanda Morris on 0438 383 977.

To submit your interest in joining the Board of Speak Out, please click Apply Now.

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