Board Recruitment

An Osteopath Director position is up for nomination to the Osteopathy Australia Board at the end of 2021.

This will fill the position made vacant after 6 years serving, Andrew Forbes term is coming to an end. We thank Andrew for his incredible contribution.

Diversity in Board Directors[1] enhances governance, aligns with our values and at this important time in our strategic agenda for the profession, we are encouraging osteopaths with a diverse experience and knowledge in areas such as university systems, education, diversity, workforce and government relations to apply.

To be considered:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander osteopath, and/or
  • Minority populations or culturally diverse osteopaths, and/or
  • Experience in working within a multicultural & diverse environment and/or
  • Early career osteopaths (first 5 years of practice),  and/or
  • Those that may be practicing rurally,
  • Osteopath employees/contractors practicing outside of Greater Melbourne.

If you are a strategic, creative, team player who wants to help advance your profession then we encourage you to nominate. Osteopathy Australia will provide training to ensure you develop into the best leader of the profession beyond your board term(s).

Please read the Introductory Guide prior to applying as being a director requires time, work and legal commitments.  The director is a volunteer position and is not paid.

To Nominate: You can only nominate if you are a financial member of Osteopathy Australia with voting rights. Please read both the application form and the Board Introductory Guide and Position Description document.

You must complete the application and declaration form in full and provide a copy of your CV.

Lodge your full application prior to 4pm (ADST), 30 October 2021.

Only complete and eligible applications will be assessed by the Nominations Committee, prior to the member election. Only applicants who meet the criteria will proceed to election.

If you have any questions regarding serving on the Board or the process, please feel free to contact me via email on or on 1800 467 836

[1] To gain greater diversity the Board is enacting a power under the Constitution [Clause 30.3(a)(ii)] to set specific criteria to gain greater diversity in Directors.

To apply please review the information below and lodge your full application by no later than 4pm (ADST) 30 October 2021

Application pack

Introduction to being an Osteopathy Australia Director

The Osteopathy Australia Board is a mix of osteopaths and other skills-appointed Directors.

The Board always consist of a majority of five (5) member-elected Directors (osteopaths), and no less than two (2) and no more than four (4) Board-appointed, skills-based Directors. To ensure jurisdictional diversity at all times, at least one (1) member-elected Director on the Board shall have his or her primary practice and/or reside in any one of the following jurisdictions: Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania or Western Australia.  

Osteopathy Australia strives to ensure that our Board reflects the gender, cultural and clinical mix of our profession.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

Guild Insurance
Better Pain Management
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
TAS Workcover
Insurance Commission of WA
Victoria University
QLD Worksafe
Arthritis Australia
Wentworth Advantage
Worksafe ACT
National Rural Health Alliance
OPC Health
Pain Australia
RMIT University
SA Worksafe
NT Worksafe
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Workcover WA
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
Brooks Shoes
VIC Worksafe
London College of Animal Osteopathy
NSW Workcover
Health Workforce Australia
Associations Forum
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