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Board Member Recruitment - POSITION DESCRIPTION


We are a not-for-profit service initially established in 1986 as the Northern Community Welfare Rights Service to provide free legal advice to anyone in the community. In 1991 we became the Launceston Community Legal Centre Inc.

“Our Mission” is to promote social justice by improving access to the legal system. We do this by providing free legal assistance, support, and information to all members of our community, and prioritise those experiencing disadvantage.


In today’s competitive funding environment, we want to ensure LCLC can not only continue to provide our current services but expand our capacity to reach those most in need in our catchment area. We have identified five focus areas in our Strategic Plan which we will work towards over the next two years.


We are seeking someone to join our board who has a strong sense of social justice and believes in the importance of accessible legal services for disadvantaged members of the community. Candidates must have experience or understanding of the community. We are looking for someone with one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Communications/Media/PR
  • Political Acumen
  • IT
  • Human Resources

Additionally, we value diversity on our board, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse people, young people, disabled people, and people from the LGBTIQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must live or work in our catchment (Northern Tasmania) or have an understanding of the community needs of the area. We encourage those living in communities outside Launceston to apply.

This is your opportunity to stand out and show leadership in a growing organisation that is already well-regarded by government, stakeholders and our communities.


Board members are expected to attend bi-monthly board meetings and to read board materials in advance of meetings to enable active participation. Attendance may be online. Currently our board meetings are held on a weekday evening. Board members will also responsibly represent the LCLC in the community and advocate for LCLC mission, programs and services as appropriate.


Board terms are for 12 months

For details concerning this role, please contact LCLC CEO Stephen Karpeles by emailing