Uniting Communities recognizes the importance of cultural, gender and age diversity in its Board membership and invites expressions of interest from individuals seeking to make a valuable contribution to the community for participation in the Uniting Communities’ Board.

The Organisation

Uniting Communities Inc. has served South Australia since 1901. Uniting Communities commitment is to build compassionate communities and great lives.

People are at the heart of what we do. We work alongside South Australians as they strive for a bright future and great lives, supporting them to overcome adversity and disadvantage. We will do this in a way that is non-judgemental, generous and supportive; that embraces diversity; and that values and promotes fairness, justice and the benefits of strong communities.

With over 1,500 employee and volunteers, Uniting Communities supports and engages with more than 30,000 South Australians across metropolitan and regional South Australia through more than 90 community service, health and aged care programs. We recognise that people of all ages and backgrounds will come across challenges in their life and offer professional and non-judgmental support for individuals and families. An important aspect of our work is a focus on social justice through advocacy for enhanced social policy.

Uniting Communities is just completing the development of U City on Franklin Street. U City is a vertical village , a truly unique, diverse and inclusive community, home to:

  • Retirement Residences
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation
  • Accessible Serviced Apartments
  • Function Centre
  • Uniting Communities’ Social Services Hub
  • Commercial and retail spaces

The Board

The Board pursues its mandate by:

  • Providing strategic leadership and prudential management.
  • Developing, monitoring, and reviewing Uniting Communities’ Strategic Plan.
  • Setting and monitoring the Organisation’s budget and financial performance.
  • Establishing and monitoring compliance with Board policies.
  • Monitoring operational performance and compliance with legislation and statutory requirements.
  • Overseeing Uniting Communities risk strategy and ethical conduct.

The Role

The Board is seeking to recruit a new member whose values align with those of the organisation and who through their personal and professional life has developed the capacity and interest to make a contribution to the organisation. The retiring Board member contributed from her knowledge and skills in marketing, communication and branding. Board meetings are held monthly in the Adelaide CBD. This is a three-year term.

Required Knowledge, Experience and Qualities

• Knowledge or experience of the evolving nature of human services or the development of inclusive communities
• Experience with organisational governance and strategic planning.
• A willingness to work collaboratively with other Board members and the Executive Team.
• Key relationships within the business, social services or academic sectors that would benefit the organisation in its pursuit of its business plans and purpose
• Membership of the Uniting Church is desirable but not essential.

People of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

For general enquiries about the role, please contact Dr Sue King, Chairperson, or click here to register your interest.