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Board Director Recruitment

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Seeking Nominations

ISSA is excited to announce it is currently seeking applications for new directors on the board.

New directors are expected to be appointed in mid-2021. Further details will be provided to successful candidates.

About Inclusive Sport SA Inc.

For almost forty years, Inclusive Sport SA has been a leading sport and recreation industry and participant support body in South Australia.

Our mission is to continue supporting the South Australian community, individuals and families by delivering best practice inclusion and diversity programs and advice to local government, peak body organisations, businesses, local sporting clubs and recreation groups.

Our aim is to create effective engagement opportunities and strategies between organisations, marginalised groups and the community to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

The Role of Director

The overarching role of directors is to provide ISSA with sound governance and strategic oversight and direction. The board of directors oversee the strategic direction of ISSA, ensuring that objectives, goals and strategy are successfully carried out.

In addition to these general requirements and duties, each director is expected to bring specific skills, knowledge and expertise to their role and involvement. These skills are referred to as preferred skills, and ISSA requires a broad range of preferred skills at different times.

The ISSA Board meets six times per year (every second month, usually on the last Thursday, starting at 5:30pm) and directors are required to attend meetings. Additionally, each director is expected to sit on at least one committee of the board (i.e. Governance Committee, Audit and Risk Committee).

Directors are engaged on a volunteer basis and are expected to serve for a minimum term of two years.  Directors may serve up to six consecutive years (three terms) and may from time to time be called upon to represent ISSA at industry events including functions, conferences and meetings.

Desired Characteristics

Whilst we encourage anyone to nominate for the role, ISSA is particularly keen to encourage applications from those with:

  • Lived experience of disability and/or marginalisation
  • Clinical experience
  • Experience in inclusive practice and advocacy.

Inclusive Sport SA has evolved as a business over the last 40 years and at the heart of that evolution is the belief that the contribution of diverse individuals is valued, respected and encouraged in our community. Our purpose is simple, to “build an inclusive community” which we do through our Active Inclusion, Rapidswim and Behaviour Support SA business units.

One of the strategies identified to facilitate this positive change in the community focuses on having a diverse board. We encourage all people to apply for this opportunity. If an applicant requires additional support (ie: a support person, interpreter etc.) to assist in becoming a director, ISSA is pleased to discuss requirements further via email or by phone on 08 8122 6730.

It is highly desirable that applicants also have characteristics which include:

  • An understanding of not-for-profit business / industry
  • A demonstrated passion for equality and inclusion
  • Ideas to expand our services and impact
  • Business strategy and execution
  • An understanding of recognising and managing risk
  • An understanding of governance
  • An understanding of finance and accounting
  • Strong business networks
  • Government policy / government relations; and/or
  • An understanding of NDIS / NDIA / Disability Services within the NDIS framework.
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Candidates are encouraged to provide a completed Director Nomination Form, cover letter and CV addressing the above criteria to the Attention of the Chair of the Governance Committee, Tom Johnston via email

All candidates will be assessed and will receive a response.

If you require further support in completing or accessing these documents or wish to receive this information in another format (including Easy Read) please contact the Inclusive Sport SA team at or on 8122 6730.

For further information about Inclusive Sport SA, please review the following documents:

Further Support

We respect and recognise the need for different types of communication to assist with understanding information better. If you require further support in accessing these documents or wish to receive this information in another format (including Easy Read) please contact the Inclusive Sport SA team at or on 8122 6730.

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