There are many ways to get involved in the work that QuAC does supporting the health and wellbeing of our broad LGBTI community in Queensland. As a community organisation we couldn’t do it without our supporters. Whether you want to volunteer, become a member of QuAC, donate money or fundraise we encourage you to help us in all we do.

QuAC began as a volunteer-run, community organisation as a response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s. In 2004 we expanded our focus to include the health and wellbeing of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Queenslanders, and in 2013 included Intersex Queenslanders.

We need volunteers to work in a range of areas, from outreach to gay venues, health promotion at LGBTI events,  graphic design, fundraising and visiting older LGBTI people (and even some gardening at our Cairns office!). If you live in Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba or Ipswich we may have volunteering opportunities available.

Read and fill in the Volunteer Registration Form online below. By pressing submit you agree to all conditions on the form.

You will be contacted and advised that your details have been registered, and provided more information regarding your chosen area for volunteering.

We look forward to working with you!

If you’d like to enquire about becoming a member of QuAC please phone 07 3017 1777 or email Jan Thwaites jthwaites@quac.org.au

QuAC Membership Renewals are due by 30th June each year.   To renew your membership please click here.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Description

  • Peak organisation providing health programs and services for Qld LGBTI+ communities
  • Develop a new strategic approach with the board, staff and stakeholders
  • Based in Teneriffe, Brisbane with interstate travel, 3 year contract
  • Would suit candidates from a broad range of advocacy based organisations

The Organisation

The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) offers and supports multiple programs to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTI+ Queenslanders. QuAC programs work across the entire LGBTI+ population to address concerns related to health, ageing or wellbeing.

QuAC also engages with specific groups and identities to focus on their unique and specific needs whether it’s sexual health, inclusivity training or various health action groups.

QuAC partners with other community organisations to implement treatments and testing technologies and with the latest advances in HIV there is hope that the aim of ending HIV transmissions in Australia by 2020 will be realised. QuAC is funded by government grants, community fundraising, donations and sponsorships.

The Benefits 

  • Make a significant impact on the lives of LGBTI+ communities
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
  • Generous salary including the ability to salary package

The role

Working closely with staff, volunteers and the board you will lead the development of a new strategic plan designed to have a significant impact on QuAC’s future, culture and the way it achieves organisational goals. You will nurture existing stakeholders via extensive consultation with and mobilisation of members, community and government to address the needs articulated by LGBTI+ Queenslanders and the communities in which they live and work.

QuAC is looking to increase its capacity through increased funding via government grants, community partnerships and philanthropy. Therefore you will develop significant relationships required to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the organisation.

Besides ensuring high quality program services you will provide leadership in both the HIV and sexual health sector and the diverse LGBTI+ communities. You will ensure that QuAC and its communities have a strong voice in health, welfare, legal and social reforms.

Skills Required

You are currently a senior executive at either CEO, director or GM level and have developed your career and reputation as an inspirational leader in community focused sectors including LGBTI+, health, human rights, social justice or community law and housing.

Your team management skills are at the core of your already successful career and you identify with and have a strong understanding of the needs of LGBTI+ communities. Specifically you will also require:

  • Experience in strategic leadership and organisational or sector development
  • Excellent political astuteness and advocacy skills
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder engagement skills
  • A track record in ensuring organisational governance and financial sustainability

If representing the Qld LGBTI+ community is a career and personal goal then please contact Louise Furlong or Richard Green on 07 5530 8066 to discuss your interest or apply by sending a cover letter addressing the skills required above and a CV in MS Word format, quoting #34403.

 

 

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.

Action Groups

One of the important ways that QuAC delivers services to LGBTI Queenslanders is through our Health Action Groups. The Health Action Groups initiate and facilitate peer education and health promotion to particular areas in the community. Volunteers may make decisions regarding outreach, resource design and distribution and other actions or objectives the group deems necessary to fulfill the goals of the group and QuAC. If you want a say in direct service provision or feel you have a voice or ideas for your community, then join an action group.

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