CBAA Board Member-Casual Vacancy

19 Jul 2018 4:44 PM | Jessica Hermosilla

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) champions community broadcasting by building stations’ capability and by creating a healthy environment for the sector to thrive. 

Community broadcasting is a vital part of the Australian media landscape. The 450+ radio services broadcasting across Australia to over 5.3 million people per week play an important role in providing a voice for communities that aren’t adequately serviced by other broadcasting sectors. These include:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Ethnic communities
  • Educational services
  • Religious communities
  • Print disabled communities
  • Music, arts and cultural services
  • Youth and seniors’ communities

These community broadcasting services:

  • Provide a diverse range of viewpoints that enrich the social and cultural fabric of Australian society and contribute to public interest outcomes
  • Promote the identities of local communities and contribute to social inclusion
  • Provide opportunities for participation in free-to-air public broadcasting and content production
  • Contribute to media diversity
  • Generate a high level of local content
  • Provide a unique range of services and programs

The CBAA has a casual vacancy on its Board and is seeking a new Director to complement the skills and experience of current Directors.  Interested applicants with a sound understanding of governance would be encouraged to apply, but skills/ attributes in the following are also being sought:

  • critical thinking and governance practices
  • community and stakeholder engagement
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  • From a regional or rural location

Applicants with the following core skills will also be favoured:

  • corporate governance qualifications
  • leadership and strategic thinking
  • risk management
  • experience in the not-for-profit sector

CBAA is a company limited by guarantee.

Further information about the role can be obtained by emailing Rainbow Yuen at

Applications are due by COB 3rd August 2018.

How to Apply

For full details of the role and to download the Board Kit, or please visit our website . Candidates should provide a CV and cover letter with relevant responses to the key skills/ attributes provided above. Responses to the criteria assist us in shortlisting candidates.

All applications should be emailed to

More information

Any questions on CBAA Board Membership can be directed to Jon Bisset, CBAA Chief Executive Officer on 02 9310 2999 or

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