Join Our Board - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Join Our Board

We're recruiting board members

The Alliance for Gambling Reform has a strong board that is vital to ensuring we are an effective organisation and achieving gambling reform. 

We are currently recruiting three new board member and a Chair of the board. This is an exciting opportunity to join a skilled and talented team of board members to make a real difference in reducing the harm done by Australia's $24 billion per year gambling industry. Expressions of interest close on Monday 4 November. 

We strongly encourage people with personal experience of gambling harm to apply. 

Please read the full position descriptions for board members and the Chair. 
   1. Position description for Chair of the Board Download PDF here
   2. Position description for Board members. Download PDF here

The role of the board

Board members of the Alliance make strategic and high-level operational decisions in the best interests of the Alliance.  Board members are expected to actively contribute to board decisions by applying their specialist skills and experience.

In performing their role, a board member must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the values of respect, empathy for others, responsiveness, integrity and accountability.

A board member of the Alliance is expected to act:

  • honestly
  • in good faith and in the best interests of the Alliance
  • with integrity
  • in a financially responsible manner, and
  • with a high degree of care, diligence and skill.

A board member of the Alliance must not improperly use their position, or any information acquired by them through their position, to gain an advantage for themself or another person, or to cause detriment to the Alliance.

As the Alliance is a small organisation with limited staffing resources, board members are expected to be a little more ‘hands on’ than might be the case in other larger and more established organisations.  Existing board members contribute significantly to the work and growth of the Alliance in some of the following ways: 

  • by assisting with media or public comment
  • by assisting with policy development
  • by assisting with strategic planning
  • by assisting with building and developing strategic relationships
  • by assisting with fundraising
  • by assisting with engaging people who have had a lived experience with gambling
  • by mentoring Alliance staff, and
  • by assisting with connecting the Alliance to politicians and other key people and stakeholder organisations.

Commitment to diversity

The Alliance is committed to being a diverse organisation.  We strive, as far as practicable, to build an organisation that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. 

People with a lived experience of gambling, residents of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, women, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Expressions of interest close on the Monday 4 November.  Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter outlining their interest, skills and experience, and a current curriculum vitae. Please send applications to info@agr.org.au

More information

For more information, you are encouraged to make contact with any of the following: