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GROW Australia Board Member

GROW Board Application Pack


  • The following provides information for people interested in becoming a member of the GROW Board. One or two people may be appointed.
  • The Board is currently seeking to strengthen its skills and experience in communications and marketing as well as understanding of service delivery in community settings. It also seeks to enhance the gender diversity of the board and would look favourably on applicants from New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory
  • Appointments will be until Oct 2021 in the first instance with three-year terms confirmed at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Further information is available from the Chair.

The Board provides strategic direction to the organisation to achieve its vision and mission.

Vision: Grow is the premier provider of intentional peer to peer support to promote hope, mutual help and recovery for good mental health for people throughout Australia

Mission: To enable people and communities to grow, recover and maintain good mental health.

Our Values

  • Personal Responsibility
    We act ethically and always take responsibility for our actions
  • Mutual Help
    We collaborate and share knowledge, skills and expertise for the personal development and leadership of all
  • Personal Value
    We believe every person has intrinsic value
  • Friendship
    We support each other and act with courage in the best interests of Grow
  • Community

We create a caring and sharing community to provide a sense of belonging, social connectedness and purpose to everyday life.


GROW is an Australian community driven organisation specialising in mental health support. Our programs are designed for people to take back control of their lives, overcome obstacles and start living a life full of meaning, hope and optimism. GROW offers the opportunity for people to share challenges and solutions for recovery in a supportive and structured way within the context of a caring, sharing community.

GROW is accountable to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and has obligations under the Corporations Act 2001.

GROW’s Statement of Strategic Intent provides a strong foundation for the continued realisation of the organisation’s vision, mission and values.

The role of the GROW Board

The ACNC provides guidance for Board members of a charity in its publication, Governance for good – the ACNC’s guide for charity board members

In summary, the board is responsible for:

  • Promoting the organisation’s values, mission and vision
  • Promoting ethical behaviour
  • Providing strategic leadership
  • Ensuring policy-based decision making
  • Ensuring compliance
  • Monitoring and reviewing performance to ensure the efficient, effective and sustainable delivery of services

Term of appointment

Persons appointed through this process will fill a casual vacancy until the next AGM currently scheduled for 24 October 2020.  At that time, the nomination will be put to the full Company membership and the subsequent term of appointment is for three years.


The Board meets four times in person during the year, usually in Brisbane on a Saturday, and has a further two meetings by teleconference/video link.  It is anticipated that Board members will be able to attend one event per year in a jurisdiction other than Queensland.


While the role is voluntary, with a small allowance of $400 to cover incidental costs, Board members carry responsibilities consistent with the ACNC and the Corporations Act 2001.  Costs of travel to attend meetings is covered.

Balance of skills and experience on the Board

Board members will be selected based on their individual capability and commitment as well as achieving an overall balance of skills and experience on the Board.

Our skills matrix considers four areas:

  • Knowledge and experience in mental health advocacy and programs
  • Understanding of government processes
  • Skills and experience in the governance of not for profit organisations
  • Technical skills, including finance, risk, human resources, law, public relations and marketing, fundraising, information technology, strategy and planning

In addition, all Board members must have a commitment to the values of GROW and the willingness and ability to devote time to the role.

The Board seeks to appoint one or two people to address the following three priorities:

  • Knowledge and experience in public relations and communications and or not for profit service delivery/mental health programs in a community setting.
  • Increase in the gender diversity of the Board
  • Representation from New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory or Northern Territory

Further information

Contact the Chair, Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck

Access the following documents from our website:

To apply

Please forward a short letter providing an overview of your interest in this role and your experience in the nominated skills together with your resume.  You should outline your knowledge and experience in the four generic skills areas as well as the three priorities.

Referees will be requested from short listed applicants.

Submit your application to the Company Secretary

Applications must be received by COB 15 Sept 2020.

Residential Program Worker

We are seeking candidates for a fulltime position for our five-bed Mental Health Residential Program in Narrabundah, ACT. The program offers medium-term residential support to people recovering from mental illness who are transitioning back into the community.


Grow is a not-for-profit non-government organisation which was started in Sydney in 1957 by people who believed that, together, they could support each other to overcome the difficulties they experienced in their everyday life that was caused by mental illness and go on to live a life full of hope and aspiration.  The Grow Residential Program builds on this mutual help approach.  It is a therapeutic community that supports recovery from mental health conditions, with or without co-existing substance abuse.


This position involves working with individuals who have mental health conditions, with or without a co-existing substance abuse issues. The role is to support and inspire persons in their recovery and transition to the community using Grows 12 step program. You will be responsible for the day-to-day structure including group facilitation, resident management, and coordination.

We are seeking both people for both casual and fulltime positions working on average two days per week with the opportunity for additional shifts for holiday relief or to cover other staff absences.


The successful candidate will have experience in mental health or drug and alcohol rehabilitation and Cert IV in mental health or AOD.  You may also be a second-year university student studying social or health services and interested in gaining firsthand experience in residential rehabilitation. You will be required to have or attain a current First Aid certificate.  You will need to be able to work with minimum direction, be self-motivated, flexible, team-spirited, open to ongoing training, and able to identify strongly with Grow values. A current Driver’s License and own transport are essential.


A cover letter accompanying the resume should be included in your application.. You can contact Dave McLoughlin, Australia Eastern Region Manager, on 0413 035 110 if you have any questions regarding this position.

Download the Position Description.

Applications close on the 09th October 2020

Successful applicants will be notified.

Email applications to

If you would like to make an enquiry or submit a resume, please contact us at