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Independent Consortium Chair


Location: Ipswich

About us:

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride.

About the service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people aged 12-25 years who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

About the opportunity:

  • Volunteer opportunity available at headspace Ipswich
  • 12 month contract (possibility of extension to 2 years)
  • The role of the Chair is to provide independent leadership to the headspace Consortium. The Chair will be appointed for one year, with the option to extend should both parties be satisfied.

The Consortium has two main purposes:

  • To outline priority areas and advise regarding the strategic direction of the headspace service;
  • To create a network to discuss youth mental health issues within the region, to identify gaps and provide leadership to share and discuss ideas on how to meet these needs.


  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Experience as a Chairperson in a range of different roles.
  • Sound knowledge of corporate and clinical governance requirements and processes.
  • A collaborative style of decision making
  • Effective communications skills
  • Knowledge of community-based organisations
  • Demonstrated interest in the health and wellbeing of young people
  • Independence - not currently employed by Stride.
  • Commitment to attending 4 Consortium meetings per year - the secretariat of the meeting is covered by headspace Ipswich & Stride.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions and is in accordance with Stride policy. As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with this policy requirement.

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.


The Consortium meets 4 times per year. There may be occasions where this is more frequent. Reading of information and consultation around agenda and minutes will be required between meetings.

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

For more information, contact headspace Ipswich at