The ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) is Not for Profit, Company Limited, established in 1991. Since then, it has provided free and independent advocacy for people with
a disability, people experiencing mental ill-health, older people, and carers. It is predominantly funded
by the ACT, NSW and Commonwealth Governments.
ADACAS delivers individual advocacy support across the ACT and has expanded its reach to regional
NSW, including the Capital Region, Murrumbidgee, Illawarra and Shoalhaven local health districts. The
organisation is also funded to support people who want to access the Redress Scheme established to
compensate people who experienced child sexual abuse in institutional settings.
ADACAS delivers its aged care advocacy as the ACT member organisation of the Older Persons
Advocacy Network (OPAN). It is also a leader in the emerging field of Supported Decision Making
(SDM) for people with reduced cognitive capacity.
ADACAS seeks to recruit new volunteer Board members. The appointment is for a three year term
and may be renewed. The role carries the typical expectations of an NFP Board member in
providing strategic direction and governance to our organisation. The Board is keen to hear from
people with experience in any of the following areas:
• Contemporary governance and leadership
• Advocacy and human rights
• Strategic planning and implementation
• Compliance and accountability
• Financial and risk analysis and management
• Performance assessment against financial and non-financial outcomes and impact
• Engagement and communication strategies
• IT and digital systems and strategies
• Innovation, business development and entrepreneurship
We welcome applications from community members with sound judgment and integrity who share
ADACAS’ values and focus on human rights. We value diversity of thought and experience and
believe that our inclusive and collaborative culture contributes to our success.
ADACAS Board meetings are held in Canberra, with the option of attending online. They occur
every second month in the evenings, generally on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Board members
are expected to serve on Board Sub-Committees from time to time.
Inquiries and applications should be addressed to the CEO of ADACAS, Wendy Prowse. Applications
will be assessed on receipt.
M: 0417 141 049