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Board Director Recruitment

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Seeking Director Nominations

Active Inclusion is excited to announce it is currently seeking applications for new Directors on the Board.

New Directors are expected to be appointed by May 2022. Further details of the process will be provided to interested candidates.

Please send applications, including a cover letter and CV, to


About Active Inclusion

For almost forty years, Active Inclusion, formerly known as Inclusive Sport SA, has been a leading sport and recreation industry and participant support body in South Australia.

Our mission is to continue supporting the South Australian community, individuals and families by delivering best practice inclusion and diversity programs and advice to local government, peak body organisations, businesses, local sporting clubs and recreation groups.

Our Rapidswim program (which incorporates a learn-to-swim and aquatic therapy program) has been operating for over 40 years and is the leading provider of swimming and aquatic programs for people living with a disability in SA. We are also leaders in positive behaviour support through our business Behaviour Support SA and are developing new inclusion programs within the NDIS and allied health spaces.

Our aim is to create effective engagement opportunities and strategies between organisations, marginalised groups and the community to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.


The Role of Director

The overarching role of Directors is to provide Active Inclusion with strong governance, strategic oversight and direction. The Board of Directors oversee the strategic direction of Active Inclusion, ensuring that its objectives, goals and strategy are successfully carried out.

In addition to these general requirements and duties, each Director is expected to bring specific skills, knowledge and expertise to their role and involvement. These skills are referred to as preferred skills, and Active Inclusion requires a broad range of preferred skills at different times.

The Active Inclusion Board meets on average 9 times per year (usually on a Wednesday, starting at 5:45pm) and Directors are required to attend meetings.  Additionally, each Director is expected to sit on at least one committee of the Board (i.e. Governance Committee, Finance Committee and Risk Committee).

Directors are engaged on a volunteer basis and are expected to serve for a minimum term of two years.  Directors may serve up to six consecutive years (three terms) and may from time to time be called upon to represent Active Inclusion at industry events including functions, conferences and meetings.


Desired Characteristics

Based on the board’s current skills composition and to retain diversity of thought, experience and background, Active Inclusion is currently particularly keen to encourage applications from people with:

  • Clinical management experience
  • Lived experience of disability and/or marginalisation
  • Experience in inclusive practice and advocacy

Active Inclusion has evolved as a business over the last 40 years and at the heart of that evolution is the belief that the contribution of diverse individuals is valued, respected and encouraged in our community. Our purpose is simple, to “build an inclusive community” which we do through our Active Inclusion, Rapidswim and Behaviour Support SA business units.

One of the strategies identified to facilitate this positive change in the community focuses on having a diverse and experienced Board.  We encourage all people to apply for this opportunity.  If an applicant requires additional support (ie: a support person, interpreter etc.) to assist in becoming a Director, Active Inclusion is pleased to discuss requirements further via email or by phone on 08 8122 6730.

It is highly desirable that applicants also have characteristics which include:

  • An understanding of not-for-profit business / industry
  • An understanding of clinical and board governance
  • A demonstrated passion for equality and inclusion
  • Business strategy and execution
  • An understanding of recognising and managing risk
  • An understanding of finance and accounting
  • Strong business networks
  • Government policy / government relations
  • An understanding of NDIS / NDIA / Disability Services within the NDIS framework



Candidates are encouraged to provide a completed Director Nomination Form, cover letter and CV addressing the above criteria to the Attention of the Chair of the Governance Committee, Tom Johnston via email

All candidates will be assessed and will receive a response.

If you require further support in completing or accessing these documents or wish to receive this information in another format (including Easy Read) please contact the Active Inclusion team at or on 8122 6730.

For further information about Inclusive Sport SA, please review the following documents:

Further Support

We respect and recognise the need for different types of communication to assist with understanding information better. If you require further support in accessing these documents or wish to receive this information in another format (including Easy Read) please contact the Inclusive Sport SA team at or on 8122 6730.

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