Voluntary Board Director – Legal Advisor

Website The Co-Operative Life


Since our formation in 2013 our mission has been to provide high quality, person-centred care for older people and people living with disability. As an employee-owned co-operative, our aim is to provide sustainable, person-centred employment for our employees and members.

We are dedicated to working with vulnerable people and making sure that they don’t slip through the cracks. The Co-operative Life (TCL) supports individuals living with disability, and the ageing community to lead meaningful lives through capacity building, employing experienced staff, and by responding to their goals and needs.

We operate in Greater Sydney and New England Regions with approximately 140 employees. We are a registered NDIS Service Provider and Aged Care provider.


The objectives of TCL are to provide frail or aged people and people living with physical, developmental or psycho-social disability with: best-practice in-home care and community services; and access to other care, therapeutic and allied cultural or social services. The co-operative will also undertake activities that are incidental or ancillary to its objects including providing a secure and supportive workplace and training opportunities for workers engaged in the delivery of the co-operative’s services.


A better workplace for all with quality training, committees, self-directed teams, improved communications, and member benefits
To sustainably grow by expanding our networks with community, government, and service providers, and improving our marketing and communications
Increased customer satisfaction with deeper relationships, greater customer capacity and improved and expanded service delivery
A best-practice compliance and policy framework with strong, safe, and effective practice. In all our activities, we will nurture and strengthen our caring and supportive co-operative culture




An exciting opportunity exists to be part of The Co-operative Life. We are seeking a Voluntary Board Member with skills and qualifications in law management to undertake the role of Legal Advisor. The Board of Directors meet bi-monthly on a Tuesday`s evenings.


Qualifications and previous work experience in law
An understanding of and / or experience in the disability sector, aged care sector and/or non-for-profit (preferred)
A strong commitment to collaborative decision making
Effective communication skills
Experience in corporate governance, in the context of a not-for-profit organisation(s), NDIS or Aged Care organisations
In addition,we are looking for a candidate with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas

Legal Expertise understanding or experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred.
Risk and compliance
Industrial Relations and Fair Work
Organisational development
Community engagement
Information technology


The Board currently meets via online (digitally) every second month, on Tuesday evenings. The minimum time commitment of up to 5 hours per month, which includes preparation for and attendance at Board meetings, and providing legal advice/assistance for the Board Directors.

Board members are expected to demonstrate their commitment to the organisation by attending all meetings.

Our volunteer Board plays a crucial governance role in the organisation and Directors are appointed for a minimum of one year.

Successful applicants for positions at The Co-operative Life are subject to NDIS Check.

Applicants are asked to apply by clicking “Apply Now”. TCL welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural background and people who are LGBTIQA+.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.