Are you interested in matters of life and death? Would like to contribute to the strategic direction and governance of one of Tasmania’s  key peak bodies?

About Palliative Care Tasmania

Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) is Tasmania’s peak body for palliative care and one of 8 member organisations of Palliative Care Australia.  Our vision is that all Tasmanians with a life-limiting illness, together with those they value, are supported to live, die and grieve well.  Our mission is to lead and influence policy and practice, advocate, educate and support people of all ages to access quality palliative care.

What we do:

  • We aim to empower the community through awareness, information, and engagement.
  • We strive to support and develop the workforce with ongoing and responsive education and training.
  • We are the leading voice for our sector and for all Tasmanians affected by a life limiting illness.
  • We advocate for service provision and its future development.

The role

PCT is seeking nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill vacancies on our Board.  We are looking for nominations from Tasmanian residents who will complement and strengthen the skills and knowledge base of the existing board.

Nominations from those with the following skills will be particularly welcome:

  • Accounting/Finance/Investment
  • Governance

You should also have:

  • Understanding of contemporary governance structures and processes including understanding of risk and knowledge of a director’s responsibilities – legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities;
  • Strategic skills and experience;
  • Accounting and finance – ability to read and comprehend financial documents presented to the board;
  • High level leadership, analytical and communication skills;
  • A record of being a team player, active contributor and demonstrating high integrity;
  • A passion for strengthening leadership and governance in the not for profit sector;
  • A deep understanding, empathy for and experience with diverse Tasmanian communities;
  • Recent leadership experience in the Tasmanian community sector; and
  • Experience as a board member in the not for profit sector.

Ideally, you will also have some formal training in governance such as offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors or the Governance Institute of Australia.

You will be expected to attend a minimum of 6 board meetings annually (face to face or by teleconference as required) as well as contribute to board committee work as needed.

The role is voluntary but any travel or accommodation required of you in the capacity of a PCT Board Director is paid for by PCT.


If you are interested in applying, please:

  • contact to obtain a copy of the nomination form (also available below); and
  • send the completed nomination form (including a statement of your interest and suitability addressing the criteria set out above) together with your CV to


If you have any questions, please contact Sally Faulkner, Chair, at


Applications close at 5pm on the 7th of  September 2023.