Nominations for ACOSS Board Director positions


ACOSS, a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia, is calling for nominations to the Board for 2018-2020.

ACOSS has a national reputation for effective and influential advocacy for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage based on high standards of community consultation, policy development, analysis and research. The ACOSS Board is a high level governing Board responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of organisational governance, policy, strategic planning, compliance, and accountability to the membership and broader constituency of ACOSS.

ACOSS is seeking nominations from people with a commitment to the vision and values of ACOSS and a willingness and capacity to contribute to its important role.

Nominations are open now for 2 X National Organisation Member nominated Board Director and 1 X National Constituency Organisation (formerly Special Assembly) nominated Board Director positions. 

While any individual can be nominated for one of these positions, the nominator must be either a National Organisation Member or a National Constituency Organisation member. A list of members is available here.

Nomination forms are available here for National Organisation Member nominations and here for National Constituency Organisation Member nominations. Voting ballots will be issued to all voting members on 18 October and closes 8 November. Election results will be announced at the AGM on 15 November.

To apply:

Please fill out the nomination form available at the link above, and email it to 

All candidates should include a candidate statement outlining their experience, skills, knowledge and any qualifications relevant to the duties and position specifications.

Nominations close on 13 October 2017


For all enquiries, please contact the ACOSS National Office on 02 9310 6200.

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