BPD Community is a grassroots, peer led, independent not for profit in start up phase. We have a solid foundation on which to build a dynamic, creative and flexible organisation which replaces stigma and discrimination with hope and optimism. We are ready now to enter the next phase to broaden our reach to meet the needs of people with lived experience.
To apply, submit an expression of interest with your resume and send to Barb Mullen, Chairperson, BPD Community at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT BPD COMMUNITY
BPD Community supports people living with BPD and their families and friends. We are an organisation for people impacted by BPD by people impacted by BPD. We empower and support people with BPD and their family members and friends, providing psychoeducation and information as we advocate on their behalf. We also support workers in the community in their work with BPD. Since 2015 we have helped thousands of people in the Victorian BPD Community to take control of their recovery and rebuild their lives.
A compassionate society
To replace stigma and discrimination with hope and optimism
BPD Community is a trusted voice of the Victorian Borderline Personality Disorder community.
We providepeer support and psychoeducation for families and friends of people living with BPD, providing a caring and supportive environment to share experiences, advice and support Our training program is designed to practically support families and friends in strengthening supportive relationships with their loved ones.
We have a deep understanding of the issues faced by people with this illness. We work hard to ensure those providing services to or working with people with BPD are made aware of the particular challenges faced by the BPD community. We deliver training to those who work with people affected by BPD.
We advocate tirelessly for better support, services and treatment for people with BPD to all levels of government and the medical profession. We have strong links with state and local governments and a range of health organisations that provide mental health care.
We advise and inform people with BPD, their families and friends, arming them with the tools they need to support and advocate for themselves and their loved ones. We provide informed support to those who work with people with BPD.
To support BPD Community in its start up phase, the Board is seeking individuals with skills and experience in law, accounting and finance, not-for-profit fundraising, and information technology. Skills in marketing and communications, human resources, policy and advocacy would also be highly regarded.
We seek people able to make a commitment of at least three hours a week for a two-year term.
Directors are encouraged to make a financial contribution to the organisation.
People affected by BPD are encouraged to apply.
The role and its power
The Board of Directors work collectively to govern the organisation in alignment with the strategic plan. Directors lead the organisation into the future, committed to our mission to replace stigma and discrimination with hope and optimism. A director is responsible to ensure the organisation can achieve its goals and desired outcomes, especially in relation to fundraising and strategic relationships.
BPD Community is a flexible, adaptable, creative organisation building its sustainability. At this early stage in its development, BPD Community is more hands on than more established organisations and Directors are expected to be engaged in building the resilience of the organisation and contributing directly to its development.
Do you want to join the dedicated team at BPD Community? We’re at the start of something big and exciting.
Reporting to and working with the Executive Officer, your tasks would be to:
plan and implement the short and long term funding program;
ensure core capacity funding continues and programmatic funding begins;
develop a donor strategy and implement the donor stewardship program;
research and pilot a planned approach to generating income through delivery and licensing innovative and creative psychoeducation/training programs;
build pro bono and volunteer contributions;
develop and implement a marketing and events program.
You will have the personal qualities to show leadership and contribute to a dynamic, innovative and creative organisation. Lived experience of BPD (consumer or carer) is desirable. Commitment to BPD Community’s values and strategic plan is essential.
Perks and Benefits:
A flexible, collaborative and supportive work environment
The opportunity to contribute to creating real change in the lives of people
Working within a soundly governed, values driven organisation
The opportunity to grow into the role as the organisation grows
Working within a diverse community, close knit, hands on and dedicated
BPD Community is ready to launch ourselves to the next level, do you want to join us?