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Independent Directors

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services

Perth WA


Seeking expressions of interest from Directors with relevant professional skills, experience and suitability to be Independent Specialist Directors in this important Aboriginal controlled Medical Health Service.




Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (DYHSAC) provides holistic and integrated primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in the Perth metropolitan region. Employing 127 staff across its head office and clinic in East Perth and clinics in Maddington, Midland and Mirrabooka, Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service provides crucial health education, advocacy and culturally appropriate services towards better lifestyles and longer, healthy lives for Aboriginal people and communities.

For an overview of current services and programs, go to:



The Role

The Board of Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services will comprise of up to two (2) Independent Specialist Directors and five (5) Member Directors. All Directors will be modestly remunerated. 

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service visions itself a leader in health and well-being and Directors will be committed to strong governance and accountability in their performance and oversight in the delivery of services. The Board is responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction and management oversight of governance, finance, risk and compliance with an emphasis on continuous improvement.  

Independent Specialist Directors will bring impartial expertise and specialist skills, knowledge, attributes and expertise to fellow board members so that the Board is effective in achieving the Corporation’s objectives.



The Criteria

The Selections Committee will value professionals with the relevant skills, experience and values to perform this integral role to the highest standards of knowledge, understanding and integrity. 

Applicants are required to have at least 2 years Board experience and successfully completed a Company Director’s course (or demonstrate an intention to complete). They will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field and possess specialist skills that may include governance of health, business, finance, law, medicine or health. The ideal candidate will have Indigenous sector experience with a demonstrated ability to represent the views of the community it serves. Applicants should be able to demonstrate skills in leadership, team-work and integrity evidenced through past positions, experiences and referees. A genuine interest in two-way learning and contributing to the health and well-being of Aboriginal people, families and communities is essential. 



How to apply

For an Expression of Interest information pack and further details on how to apply, please email Danielle Edman from The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) at



Applications Close 9am WST Monday 1 February 2021



Independent Director

Puutu Kunti Kurrama & Pinikura (PKKP)

The PKKP People are seeking applications for Independent Director for the Decision Making Committee (DMC) for the PKKP Charitable and Direct Benefits Trust.

PKKP VISION   To build a strong PKKP People who are self-determined and prosperous.



The role of the DMC is to:

  • Review the Trustee’s compliance and provide recommendations to the Trustee on how it fulfils its obligations under the Trust Deeds.

  • Provide recommendations to the Trustee as to the fulfilment of the Trust Objects.

  • Assist the Trustee to manage its relationships and liaise with the PKKP People, the PKKP Council & the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Foster mutual respect and cooperation between the PKKP People, the PKKP Council, the Trustee & the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Develop the executive capacity and community development functions of the Executive Office.


The Independent Director will:

  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the DMC and PKKPAC Funding Committee;

  • Monitor and review the PKKP strategic plan and strategic objective outcomes;

  • Review the management of the Trusts finances;

  • Promote and uphold principles of good governance;

  • Attend all board meetings, occurring bi-monthly;

  • Promote effective and efficient lines of communication;

  • As a minimum criteria have AICD training and experience with Aboriginal communities; and

  • Undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.



  • Between 14 – 20 days of meetings per year (sitting fees and travel allowance payable).

  • Be easily contactable as business arises for circular resolution.

  • Virtual attendance can be facilitated during COVID-19, however the preference is face-to-face.

  • Attendance at 2x PKKP Peoples meeting per year (April & October).

  • Most meetings occur in Karratha, Onslow and sometimes Perth.

  • Uphold the PKKP values and achievement of the PKKP Strategic Vision.

  • Maintain confidentiality and protect any PKKP Intellectual Property. 



Your EOI should include a CV and a letter detailing your interest and demonstration of your eligibility.


For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Taliah Payne, Trust Manager – Native Title, Perpetual, at or call 08 9224 4447.


Applications Close 9am WST 1 February 2021



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