Expression of Interest now open to join Cafs Board of Directors

Cafs (Child & Family Services, Ballarat) is seeking three dynamic, new board members.

If you have the skills, experience and ability to strengthen Cafs position in the community as well as find local solutions to issues facing the organization then we want to hear from you.

Expression of Interest

If you have the skills, experience and ability to strengthen Cafs position in the community as well as find local solutions to issues facing the organisation then we want to hear from you.


Cafs delivers a diverse range of programs to support children, young people and families in Ballarat and across the Central Highlands. These services fall under the key delivery themes of Child Safety, Inclusivity and Ending Family Violence.


Cafs Board Expression of Interest

The Board’s role, as governors for Cafs, is to provide effective stewardship and direction for the organization according to its Purposes and Vision. It is the paramount decision-making body.


“I feel like I am contributing to a community organization that is undertaking valuable work and I am being constantly challenged by the complexity of the organisation”, said Gayle Boschert, Chair of the Cafs Board. “We’re keen to attract strong leaders and committed individuals who want to see positive change and a driven to make a difference in our region.”


To discuss the role and the recruitment process in more detail, please contact Wendy Sturgess, CEO, on 5337 3333.


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