Are you passionate about transforming lives? Feel called to serve those affected by leprosy across the world? Or perhaps you know of someone looking to get involved in making leprosy a disease of the past!
The Leprosy Mission in Australia has been operating for over 100 years and as a registered charity we have a very committed and enthusiastic team of supporters, which includes an important group who are Members of The Leprosy Mission Australia National Council. This group continues to be a vital and integral part of the ongoing work of the organisation and is a valuable source of knowledge, wisdom and relationships that reflect our long and successful history.
The key roles of this group are to:
1. Own and work towards the vision of The Leprosy Mission Australia
2. Own and support the mission of The Leprosy Mission Australia: having an understanding of how The Leprosy Mission operates, the National Council contribute by
3. Share the history and learnings of The Leprosy Mission Australia: having a great understanding of the history, and experience of the work of TLM the National Council contribute by
4. Elect the board members, hold them to account and encourage them in their work
5. Ultimately, when in God’s providence the work and mission is completed, decide the future of the organisation
The National Council comprises of a total of 40 members made up of no more than 22 General Representatives and 18 State Representatives from six states. We currently have vacancies for both General and State Representatives and are currently seeking nominations and expressions of interest from people who are interested to contribute to the work of the mission in this way.
All National Council members are invited to attend the Annual National Conference which is a time to meet with the rest of the National Council, and a chance to meet the staff and be part of a larger team. You are also invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and vote of matters of business, supporting the governance of the organisation.
Being on the National Council as a State Rep involves a three-year commitment. Ideally you will coordinate with other representatives in your state to hold local events and host international speakers for The Leprosy Mission with the aim of promoting the work and the profile of the mission, as well as praying for the mission on a regular basis.
We currently are seeking representatives in all states.
Being on the National Council as a General Rep involves a six-year commitment. You will have the opportunity to engage in supporter events near you and host international speakers for The Leprosy Mission, as well as praying for the mission on a regular basis. We also look to General Reps to support the staff team through expertise and mentoring
We have a number of vacancies for General Reps.
If you are interested in applying for these roles download the application form and return it to Nerida Collard at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Leprosy Mission Australia Constitution is the governing document for the organisation, and we are a registered charity with the ACNC as well as a member of ACFID.
For more information, please contact Nerida Collard on the above email or on 1800 537 767
“Being a member of the National Council means you are part of a great team. It is good to be connected with the mission in this way and being doing something where you can make a difference” Denise Scott (General Rep)
“The National Council of TLMA is a group of committed people who share the Mission, Vision and Values of TLMA and who want to be more actively involved in the decision making, as the organisation seeks to bring the love of Jesus to people affected by leprosy. To actively engage with the work of TLMA as a National Council member, adds a whole new dimension to your relationship with those affected by leprosy and with those working to see Leprosy defeated and lives transformed.” Colin Martin (General Rep)
“As a State Rep I can support international speakers, speak to any who ask about the mission’s work as well as giving feedback to head office. Its great to see faces light up as you tell of the facts about and achievements of people effected by Leprosy. In a world dominated by technology I believe it will become even more important to nurture the relationships we have. Supporters of TLMA really respond to speaking with people who know first (or 2nd hand) what’s going on.” Sally Martin (State Rep)
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