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National LGBT peak body searches for new executive director

The national peak body for LGBTQI+ health has started the search for a leader willing to take the organisation into a sustainable future

A national LGBTQI+ health organisation has started the search for a new executive director to lead the national peak body as it continues to grow.

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is searching for a leader with experience in strategic and government relations following the exit of former executive director, Rebecca Reynolds. The ideal candidate would have a long-term vision and knowledge of the LGBTQI+ sector.

Chair of the Alliance, Philippa Moss, said there has never been a more dynamic time to join the organisation and become a leader in the sector, adding: “There are so few spaces at a national level where LGBTI health and wellbeing advocates are invited to the table and are truly able to influence the national agenda.

“This really is a unique and extremely rewarding opportunity for the right person.”

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Alliance has grown from a community-based organisation with an HIV/AIDS focus to become one of the first of its kind around the world with over 170 members nationwide.

Moss said they need someone who understands the value of a solid evidence base so that the Alliance can demonstrate communities’ needs and develop solid positions to guide and lead healthcare strategies within the sector.

“We’re committed to taking the organisation from strength to strength with a focus not only on policy and advocacy and the traditional role of a peak body, but also on strategic partnerships to deliver high quality and essential services.

“We’re looking for opportunities to expand in this area and need someone to help us provide the rigor around this in terms of governance.”

The Alliance is also looking for a leader who can continue Reynold’s work and trusted relationships within Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities across Australia.

“This really is an opportunity to make a real difference nationally for the LGBTI communities and to lead and drive a team of really dedicated, fantastic people who are at the forefront of this innovative and inspirational work,” Moss added.

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