Job Vacancies

Board Director

August 30th, 2021

Position Description

Are you up to the challenge of leading an organisation during a period of substantial growth?

About us

BPD Community is a leading mental health organisation that advocates and provides supports for all members of the borderline personality disorder community in Victoria. As a grassroots, peer led, independent not for profit organisation we are dedicated to providing a voice for all members of the BPD community in Victoria. Committed to our values of Collaboration, Acceptance, Respect and Empathy we provide high quality programs that seek to strengthen our community to support recovery and replace stigma and discrimination with hope and optimism.

About the role

As one of the collective that makes up the board, you share responsibility for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the organisation. Your responsibilities include ensuring the sustainability of the organisation in all aspects and strengthening the capacity of BPD Community to fulfil our mission of replacing stigma and discrimination with hope and optimism. You will be required to accept responsibility for the co-ordination of one of the Board's Committees.

As an organisation in start up mode you will also be required to participate in operational and/or programmatic responsibilities. Benefits of joining BPD Community:

  • Opportunity to contribute to a growing organisation and be part of life changing reforms in the mental health sector
  • Opportunity to gain experience and grow your leadership credentials
  • Collaborative and warm team environment

Skills and experience required to be successful in this role:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or leadership experience particularly in the community services/not for profit sector
  • Able to efficiently and effectively govern/manage a successful organisation that meets strategic, operational and financial targets.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills at all levels including influencing, networking and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in successful financial management.
  • Ability to successfully encourage a collaborative, inclusive team, a focussed and accountable organisation.
  • Experience in working with and developing strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work safely and effectively from home.
  • People affected by BPD are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply

Does this sound like you? If so, please submit an expression of interest with your resume to BPD Community Chairperson, Barb Mullen, at If you have any questions please call Barb on 0409 952 754 or email

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Applications close 24 September 2021.


BPD Community Vic Ltd