About the Organisation

Living Proud has provided support to LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse) people and communities in WA for nearly 50 years.

We provide peer-support, information, resources and community support & advocacy, and we are one of the longest running organisations of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Living Proud is the WA partner of the QLife national LGBTIQ+ telephone and web chat peer-support and referral service. We also run health and wellbeing initiatives and community capacity building.

We offer a number of training options for professionals including our award-winning Opening Closets Mental Health training. We also offer other full or half day workplace training to improve accessibility for LGBTIQ+ people. We run a variety of other projects for the LGBTIQ+ community.

Our Mission

Living Proud is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people in Western Australia.

Our Objectives

  • Provide a range of quality services, support and resources which promote the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex and other sex, sexuality and gender diverse people (collectively LGBTIQ+).
  • Provide advocacy and leadership aimed at reducing disadvantage and discrimination among LGBTIQ+ people.
  • Encourage and empower LGBTIQ+ people to actively participate within Living Proud, partner organisations and the community.
  • Provide consultancy, information, education and training to a range of professionals and service providers which promotes access to services and improves the quality of services for LGBTIQ+ people.
  • Develop the capacity of groups, organisations, businesses and other institutions to be inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people.

    About the Role

    Living Proud is seeking individuals to join our Board and would be particularly interested in candidates with skills and experience in community service, legal, finance, marketing and fundraising. Experience at board level, human resources, policy and advocacy would also be highly regarded.

    Living Proud has provided support to LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse) people and communities in WA for nearly 50 years.

    We provide peer-support, information, resources and community support & advocacy, and we are one of the longest running organisations of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

    This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in a values-driven and community-controlled organisation.

    We seek people who are committed to working in a collaborative and constructive way, and who can make a commitment of 1-2 hours a week for a two-year term. This includes attending Board meetings. Board positions are voluntary and unpaid.

    We actively encourage Aboriginal people, people with disability and individuals of all backgrounds, ages, genders and sexual orientation to apply.

    More information about Living Proud can be found on our website www.livingproud.org.au

    How to Apply

    Please email your current CV and a covering letter or short statement highlighting your motivation for wanting to join and contribute to Living Proud, to: chairperson@livingproud.org.au

    Enquiries relating to the role can also be sent to this email address.

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