Kindred is seeking two new directors to join the board

April 1, 2022
By Stacey Touma

Kindred is a not-for-profit organisation that supports NSW families of children aged birth to 8 years old with a developmental delay, disability or medical needs.

Established in 2019, Kindred offers a way for families to see a future of possibility for their children. Through resources, education and connection, families build their skills, confidence and knowledge to help their child and family to thrive. Our programs and resources are co-designed with families and are based on evidence and needs.

Our purpose is for families with young children with disability to have the support they need early in their journey to create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to their child and family.

The Opportunity

We’re seeking two new Board Members to join the passionate Kindred board, bringing skills that will assist Kindred to deliver on our strategic plan, grow our impact and be financially sustainable.

The board supports the work of Kindred and provide vision-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the CEO and the operational team, the board relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Knowing Kindred’s purpose, strategic initiatives, and programs.
  • Preparing for meetings by reviewing the agenda and supporting documentation.
  • Regularly attending board meetings and participating actively and conscientiously.
  • Contributing to the development of policies and strategic plans.
  • Understanding Kindred’s financial affairs and ensuring fiduciary responsibilities are met.
  • Representing the organisation with key stakeholders, where agreed.
  • Ensuring Kindred complies with legal requirements.
  • Participating in the evaluation of business operations and the CEO;
  • Maintaining confidentiality on all internal organisational affairs.

Board Member Requirements:

  • Previous board experience preferred.
  • Professional experience with leadership experience in the business, government, philanthropy, community or the non-profit sector.
  • Sufficient time availability for board duties (approx. 4-6 hrs per month)
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated alignment to Kindred’s Guiding Principles.
  • Diversity, in particular lived experience with disability would be highly regarded

Skills and Experience:

The Chair and CEO have identified the following key areas in which it requires demonstrated and extensive experience:

  • High level fundraising (including philanthropy) or strategic corporate fundraising
  • Experience in and knowledge of stakeholder engagement, particularly government relations

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to Stacey Touma ( outlining the skills and experience you bring to the role. 

For more information, please contact: 

Applications close on 29 April 2022. 


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