Expression of Interest - Directorships True Relationships and Reproductive Health (True) invites suitably qualified candidates to register interest in becoming a voluntary Director of the Board. The Board seeks to recruit people who have a strong commitment to making a difference in the field of sexual and reproductive health. In addition to a strong alignment with the vision, values and strategic directions of True, the Board is particularly interested in recruiting individuals who have experience in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, medical, particularly in reproductive and sexual health, and finance. Previous experience as a not-for-profit Director and/or willingness to undertake relevant professional development is desirable. Must be eligible for a Working With Children Blue Card. About us Originally founded as Family Planning Queensland, True has provided reproductive and sexual health services throughout Queensland since 1972. Today, True operates from nine regional centres in Cairns, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast. From these sites True provides a range of clinical, education, training and information services. True is a not for profit public company limited by guarantee. The organisation employs approximately 130 full and part time staff. The majority of funding is provided by the Queensland government, with the largest single funder being Queensland Health. True also receives funding from other state government departments for services such as the Cairns Sexual Assault Service and the Commonwealth Department of Health. The organisation also receives financial support from foundations, individual members and supporters. True is a member of Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA). FPAA is a national federation of independent state and territory organisations committed to reproductive and sexual health. FPAA is engaged in policy and advocacy around key national issues. True is committed to meeting the needs and expectations of consumers by the implementation of a thorough and innovative Quality Management System that has met the requirements of the international standards ISO 9001:2015.and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Focus areas: Clinical services Provides both direct health services and training for health professionals. Key health services include: specialised contraception consultations and procedures sexual health checks Pap smears pregnancy testing and counselling menopause management a range of reproductive health consultations. Workforce development for doctors and nurses working in various settings in reproductive and sexual health, particularly general practice, is provided through courses and supervised clinical training in True clinics. True is a lead contributor to Contraception: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook, the national guide to contraception in Australia. Education services Provides workforce development for community, education and disability professionals in relationships and sexuality education. Educational resource development, from the award winning children’s storybook, Everyone’s got a bottom, and Traffic Lights ®,to resources for teaching people with disability, such as Everybody needs to know and development of factsheets, brochures and web-based resources to support the community’s information needs around reproductive and sexual health. Community education programs are also run for parents, carers, young people and people with disability. True also manages a number of projects ranging from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people project to the Multicultural health project. The Cairns Sexual Assault Service delivers counselling, intervention and support to women and men who have experienced sexual assault and abuse; community awareness, education and prevention of sexual assault. True’s Child and Family Services provide counseling for children and young people Annual report Visit the Annual Report page for our most recent Annual Report. Strategic plan The 2016 - 2021 Strategic Plan is attached. Some of the goals outlined in the 2016 True Strategic Plan include: strengthening the existing business units to support True’s continued growth building partnerships with other organisations strengthening True’s capability and contribution to research engaging with young people diversifying True’s funding base pursuing continued infrastructure growth. Vision and Mission statement The vision of True is "Reproductive and sexual health and safe, respectful relationships for all". The mission of True is to deliver: confidential, quality reproductive and sexual health care expert resources and training in reproductive and sexual health, personal safety, relationships and sexuality education for professionals, families and communities We support people to: be safe in all their personal relationships achieve physical, emotional and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality across their lifespan understand and have positive, respectful safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence access and make informed choices about reproduction and reproductive health. All members of the Board have agreed to adhere to, and be guided by, these values at all times in discharging their role and functions as a member of the Board of True. True Board role statement The Board is responsible to the members of True for the appropriate stewardship of the human, physical and financial resources of True. The Board must ensure that it advances the collective and common interests, now and into the future, of True members and their communities in keeping with the stated organisational objectives as set out in the True Constitution. These are to: promote reproductive and sexual health amongst the public prevent ill-health in the area of sexual and reproductive health educate the public in respect of all issues relating to sexual and reproductive health provide clinical, education and training services to attain the objects of True raise and secure sufficient funds for the advancement of the objects of True receive any funds and to distribute these funds in a manner that best attains the objects of True do all things which are incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of True. Current committees of the Board include: Governance Audit and Finance Clinical Advisory Time commitment Each voluntary Director is elected to serve a three-year term. No Director may carry out more than three terms (a total of nine years of Board service). In order to carry out Board duties, Directors must be prepared to attend and participate in various meetings including Board meetings (at least six per year), the AGM and to be a member of at least one Board committee. This equates to a time commitment of approximately ten days per year. Expressions of interest For further information please contact the Company Secretary, Charlie Robinson, on 07 3396 6614 or 0400 404 929 or email [email protected] People of an ATSI background or from regional Queensland are encouraged to apply, to reflect the state-wide operation of True. All candidates should submit their Expression of Interest for Board positions (detailed below) to The Board Chairperson, Charlie Robinson, by COB 19 January 2018 using the form below. Expressions of Interest should include a cover letter outlining answers to the following questions, along with your CV: How would you like to contribute your skills and experience to the Board of Directors of True? Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors of True, in particular? What would you hope to get from True as a result of your participation on the Board of Directors?