Nominations for the 2021/2022 Board of Directors open Wednesday 25 August

Call for nominations

Living Positive Victoria’s mission is to enable and empower all people affected by and living with HIV to be part of a response that seeks an end to the HIV epidemic. A strong and effective board will keep people living with HIV at the forefront of the response. This will require a dedicated team to align with the vision of the organisation to see a world where people living with HIV live their lives to their full potential, in good health and free from discrimination.

Beyond ensuring the good governance of the organisation, elected directors will play a significant role overseeing the implementation of our Strategic Plan 2018 and Beyond, as well as supporting staff, volunteers and stakeholders through new opportunities and challenges as we advocate for the health and wellbeing of the HIV community in Victoria.

The board and staff of Living Positive Victoria are guided by the following values:

Dignity – We are proud of who we are, where we have come from, and the path we are leading.
Innovation – We are agile in our responsiveness to the needs of our community, effecting change from within.
Respect – We respect and support our members’ autonomy over their individual life-decisions and experiences.
Diversity – We support, and in turn are strengthened by, our community’s diversity and their confidence to express it in all aspects of life.

Living Positive Victoria President, Christabel Millar, says that “this year we have some fantastic opportunities to join our board. Being part of the board has exposed me to high level professional development and also kept me constantly connected to my community, no matter what challenges the past 18 months have had in store. There are opportunities for advanced governance training and multiple working groups to get involved in, including working with our culturally and linguistically diverse community, IT and fundraising groups, and the commencement of our Reconciliation Action Plan. The board is seeking four new directors via an election process this year and we are excited to invite folk from all levels of experience to put forward a nomination. All types of skills are welcome. Representation is also deeply important and at Living Positive Victoria, we are committed to supporting new board directors. I strongly encourage any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members to apply as well as trans folk and women members, members who engage in sex work and non-binary and gender non-conforming members. We also have a co-opted position available so I also hope our allies and associate members apply for this opportunity to bring their expertise and knowledge to support Living Positive Victoria. I hope that Living Positive Victoria can be a new home for your passion, your advocacy, your care and your refreshing ideas to advance the future of all people living with HIV/AIDS. If you would like any more information about joining our board please feel free to contact me at“.

Nomination process

Nominations are now open and close at 11:59pm on Thursday 16 September 2021. There are a total of four (4) positions available for election. These positions must be held by full members of the organisation and are elected by members. An election will only be conducted if the number of nominees exceeds the number of vacant positions.

Process Dates to remember
Nominations open Wednesday 25 August
Nominations close Thursday 16  September
Notice to valid nominees Friday 19 September
Electronic vote to members Monday 20 September – Monday 11 October (voting closes)
Results announced at Living Positive Victoria AGM Thursday 21 October

How to apply

All potential nominees should review the following information before completing the nomination documents:

Nomination documents

All nominees must fully complete the following documents prior to submitting their application:

Applications including the Board Nomination Form and the Supporting Statement MUST be submitted to no later than 11:59pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.