About Community Services #1

Community Services #1 (CS#1) provides emotional and practical support to people in the Canberra and regional NSW community. Our programs and services across Canberra include early childhood services (child care), Out of school hours care, transport services, social support groups, Food Pantry, housing support, aged and health care services. CS#1 is a provider of Out-of-Hospital care in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

Established in 1987 (formerly known as Southside Community Services), CS#1 works in accordance with its purpose and mission: connecting people to enrich lives by providing services that enhance quality of life. Our breadth of programs is supported by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

CS#1 is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

About the role
CS#1 is now recruiting for board directors to join the board starting from the Annual General Meeting in November 2022. The board is particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience/skill set and/or formal qualifications in the following areas:

  • Community care
  • Governance
  • Board Director experience
  • Strategy
  • People and culture leadership.

Board directors should also bring with them a comprehensive network relevant to the interests of CS#1. CS#1 welcomes candidates from across the ACT and NSW to apply.

Board directors should also come with a core skill set including (or have the ability to gain); corporate strategy, board level financial literacy, community services sector knowledge, compliance understanding and an understanding of the duties of a company director.

How to apply
Interested candidates who match the above criteria should send a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) and their current CV which outlines relevant experience for this role, to CS#1 Chair Jason Duarte at Jason.duarte@communityservices1.org by Friday 9 September. Candidates seeking more information about CS#1 and the Board are welcome to contact Jason on 0404 865 262.

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