Open! Be Centre Board Position

Board Position

Position Description

Be Centre is currently seeking a new director to join the Board to provide strategic direction, energy, and support on our 3-year strategic priorities which are to:

  • Heal as many children as possible
  • Become leaders in play therapy; and
  • Strengthen Be Centre sustainability

In addition to sound governance skills and experience, directors will be expected to:

  • Attend quarterly board meetings in Sydney (via ZOOM if required)
  • Actively participate in board meetings, annual general meeting, fundraising events, and other relevant meetings/events
  • Provide mentoring and advisory support to the management team as requested; and
  • Assist in identifying and developing potential funding relationships

All board positional are voluntary.

About the Organisation

Be Centre is a charity pioneering play therapy as an early intervention approach for children aged 3-12 years who have suffered trauma.

Established in 2008, we are the largest charity in Australia dedicated to play therapy. We are currently NSW-based with a plan to expand nationally over the coming years.

Our Vision is to create a safer more resilient society through ensuring the future of all children. Our Mission is to be the leading provider of play therapy and help children heal through rewiring physical and emotional patterns created by trauma.

We have a flagship program that offers one-to-one weekly play therapy sessions over 12 weeks for the child as well as parent counselling/support for the parent/carer.

We also offer some group parent programs, and a weekly group Art Club that runs during
school term for children who have completed our flagship program.

We have plans to expand our program offering over the next three years.

We currently receive no government funding with all revenues raised through events, grants, and donations.

Selection criteria

We are currently seeking a new board director with skills in either:

  • fundraising / philanthropy / business development
  • government, public policy, campaigning, lobbying/advocacy

You will also be a problem solver, curious, empathetic to our cause, and able to lean-in to the organisation when needed and to fully understand our mission, vision and purpose.

How to Apply

Please send an expression of interest letter together with your resume to Deborah Killelea Chair at Be Centre.

Deborah Killelea

Applications close on 31 August 2021