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About Synapse

Non-Executive Director on the Synapse Board

About Synapse

Non-Executive Director on the Synapse Board

  • Synapse, a national organisation- provides a range of support services for people impacted by brain injury & disability
  • We invite applications from individuals with backgrounds in Medical/Allied Health, brain injury research or philanthropy.
  • The term of office for Directors is two years


About the role:

Synapse seeks to recruit people who have a strong commitment to making a difference to the lives of people impacted by brain injury.  In addition to a strong alignment with the vision, values and strategic direction of Synapse, the Board is particularly interested in recruiting individuals who have experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • Medical or allied health

  • Brain injury research

  • Links to philanthropic organisations and the corporate sector


Previous experience as a Director of a not-for-profit organisation and/or willingness to undertake relevant professional development is desirable.  You must be eligible for a Working with Children Blue Card in Queensland, a Yellow Card Exemption and a National Police Check.


About Synapse:

Synapse-Australia's Brain Injury Organisation, provides a range of services nationally, which includes amongst other things:


  • Information and referral- We respond to enquiries on all issues relating to Brain Disorders which may include the provision of appropriate resources and/or linking the individuals to services.

  • Information, Linkages and Capacity Building - Developing and implementing information, linkages and capacity building models and activities.

  • Training- Synapse delivers customised training programs on topics relating to Brain Disorders, including Brain Injury and the trauma associated with it.

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services - Almost 1000 people contacted Synapse seeking information and services regarding NDIS planning and coordination.

  • Advocacy- is about justice and the fundamental human needs, rights and interests of everyone, but particularly people with a disability. It can involve getting someone to speak on your behalf, or self-advocacy where individuals are supported speak for themselves.

  • Housing and Support- The accommodation options we provide include Transitional Accommodation, 24/7 Supported Housing, Independent Living and Community Access Options

  • Targeted research activities- The Research team conduct targeted projects that contribute to the development of evidence-based policies and services in the government and community sectors.


Our mission is to ensure the rights of people impacted by brain injury, by connecting knowledge, policy, services and systems.

Application steps

Expressions of Interest

For a confidential discussion, please contact Charlie Robinson, Company Secretary,

on 0400 404 929.


For an application pack, or to submit your application, email to Synapse at no later than close of business on Friday, 30 August 2019.  Submissions must not exceed five pages.


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