We are currently seeking new Board Members with a mix of appropriate skills and experience and reflecting the diversity of the community that we serve.

People with a lived experience of a mental illness, disability, or similar, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and LGBTIQA+ people, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Board governs activities of MIFWA and draws on the expertise and insights of all of our Board Members to set and achieve strategic priorities. Board meetings, held bi-monthly on Wednesday evenings, are held at our offices in Midland and Leederville.

In addition, applicants should have a mix of the following experience and expertise:

  • Commitment to our values and mission
  • Legal experience, or strong practical understanding of legislative and regulatory environments, with an interest in social justice and not for profit
  • Understanding of mental illness, and commitment to recovery principals (with a lived experience being advantageous)
  • Capacity to commit sufficient time to actively participate in the activities of the Board
  • Board experience desirable, but not compulsory

Applicants must become an Individual Member of MIFWA. A National Police Certificate is required of all Board members and for successful applicants. The cost of this will be reimbursed by MIFWA.   Successful candidates will stand for election at the AGM held in November.

Additional information on MIFWA (including Annual Report and Constitution) can be obtained via our website: mifwa.org.au or by contacting CEO, Monique Williamson on 08 9237 8900 or monique.williamson@mifwa.org.au

To apply, please email your CV and brief covering letter that outlines your interest in the role of Board Member and the unique skills, experience and contributions you will bring to MIFWA to: chairperson@mifwa.org.au, or alternatively mail to:  Attn: Chairperson, MIFWA, PO Box 1947, Midland Business Centre  WA   6936

Applications close:  Friday 13 March 2020


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