The Continence Foundation of Australia’s purpose is to promote continence health and to eliminate the stigma and restrictions of all aspects of incontinence.  It achieves this through research, advocacy, solutions, consumer education and professional development. The Foundation currently offers an outstanding opportunity for an individual looking to drive governance within the health sector.

The Board has evaluated its current skillsets and has identified the need to augment these through the appointment of a medical professional to its number.  This may be a specialist geriatrician, urologist, urogynaecologist or a doctor with relevant sector experience. 

Key selection criteria

  • As a Director, you will provide leadership to the organisation, helping to shape its strategic goals and objectives.  You will join a skills-based Board at an exciting time in its development following the recent unification of state and national continence bodies. 
  • You will have broad Board governance skills as well as strong interpersonal and influencing attributes, together with a personal commitment to the values of the Foundation. 
  • You will be expected to demonstrate an interest and working knowledge and skills in continence, together with a well-developed network of contacts across the sector. 

The Board meets approximately seven times a year and some involvement in a Board sub-committee will be expected.  The position is pro bono, though out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Please forward a brief cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined above, together with your CV (maximum 5 pages) to

Any enquiries regarding this role should be directed to in the first instance and will be treated in confidence.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a final closing date of COB 15 August 2023.

A detailed position description can be found here.

Part-Time (0.6EFT) Flexible Working Arrangements

The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health. As the national peak body, our key objectives include raising awareness, advocacy, partnership and collaboration, education and research.

We are a flexible, values-led and impact-driven workplace. Based in leafy Surrey Hills, in this newly created role, the Human Resources Manager will collaborate closely with our Senior Management team, reporting to the General Manager, Operations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s management team and all staff in people and culture activities across the whole employee lifecycle. These activities will contribute to the success of the Foundation’s Strategic Pillar ‘Grow Successfully and Sustainably’ by managing effective people processes and policies and providing sound employee relations advice.

Bringing your HR generalist experience to the Foundation, you will be comfortable working across all aspects of People and Culture and demonstrate confidence in dealing with stakeholders at all levels. Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment and Onboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development
  • Culture, Engagement and Wellbeing
  • People Policies and Processes
  • Employee Relations

As this is a stand alone position, experience in a similar role and relevant qualifications will ensure your success. Ideally, you will have industry experience across not for profit, health care, community services or government organisations.

Strong communication skills and stakeholder management is essential in this role and you will be able to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Your continuous improvement approach, streamlining of processes, sound administration skills, policy, report and document writing ability and genuine care and passion for people is paramount.

If you are looking for a hands-on, varied and diverse role, where you can improve the management of people processes, develop and implement employee wellbeing initiatives, recruit and retain amazing talent and support managers and employee alike to ensure a positive employment experience, this is the role for you.

For a copy of the position description, click here, or for a confidential discussion about this opportunity call Ruby Dubash on 8692 8400.

Your completed application must include a covering letter and your CV.

Continence Foundation of Australia

  • National peak body
  • Non-profit organisation
  • New and interesting role
  • Recruiting on an ongoing basis


Are you a Registered Nurse with skills in catheterisation?

The Continence Foundation of Australia is launching a new ‘Catheterisation Skills Workshop’ and is seeking registered nurses to become professional development facilitators for the program.

Workshop facilitators will be responsible for providing students with face-to-face skills training in male and female indwelling catheters and suprapubic catheters.

Successful candidates will be provided with a free, short facilitation learning module to help develop facilitation skills, and all workshop materials including mannequins, catheter kits and teaching notes. You will also be paid for your workshop delivery time (2 hours) and set up time (1 hour).

An opportunity not to be missed, we encourage Registered Nurses from across Australia to apply to facilitate this important skills program. Further information can be found here.


If you enjoy teaching others and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV detailing your catheterisation experience and any professional development delivery skills to:

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. An online interview will be conducted with short-listed applicants.


Last Updated: Mon 11, Sep 2023
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