About the NSW Boards and Committees Register
What is the NSW Boards and Committees register?
The NSW Boards & Committees Register is a list of diverse people interested in becoming board members. It allows people like you, with diverse skills and backgrounds, to be considered for board and committee positions that relate to your interests and skills.
Why join the register?
Once you join the register, we can let you know about advertised positions on government boards or committees. In your profile settings, you can opt to receive regular email alerts of new opportunities relevant to your skills, experience and interests.
Government agencies that are looking for board members can also search the register to find suitable candidates like you for their board. The register can only be searched by government staff – it is not a public list.
Who can join the register?
If you are living in NSW and would like to contribute to your community, you can join the Register.
We want a more diverse mix of people to join our boards and committees. Diversity helps NSW boards and committees make more meaningful decisions for our communities. We especially encourage you to join the register if you are:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander,
- culturally and linguistically diverse,
- a young person aged 24 years or under,
- a person with disability,
Find out how we support diversity on public boards.
We need people with a range of backgrounds and experiences to join boards and committees – that could be you. Boards need people with various skills and abilities, as the tasks of a board are varied. For example, to be successful, a board may require a mix of members with HR experience, marketing experience, financial experience, administrative experience, and policy experience.
How is the boards register used?
The NSW Government is committed to giving more opportunities for the community to be part of in its decision-making process and wants to ensure a diverse mix of people on government boards and committees.
Joining the NSW Boards and Committees register allows people with all different backgrounds and experiences to register their interest in joining a board or committee and be considered for positions.
When positions become available the Register can be used to invite those people who meet the role requirements to apply for positions. Recruitment processes for positions then take place.
When you join the register, you can choose to receive email alerts about vacancies on NSW Government boards and committees.
What is the process to become a board member?
You can apply for advertised roles
A vacant board position may be advertised on the Boards website. If you are interested in the position, you can submit an application. The agency may then recommend suitable candidates to the minister responsible for the appointment. An interview and other candidate assessment processes may also take place to find the most suitable candidate for recommendation to the Minister.
If you have a profile on the Register, you can opt to receive regular email alerts of new opportunities relevant to your skills, experience and interests. Join the Register now.
Agencies may notify you of a vacancy
When a NSW Government position on a board or committee becomes vacant, agencies may search the Register. They will look at the profiles of the people who are on the Register.
If your profile matches the requirements of the role, the government agency that is recruiting may contact you to check if you are interested in the position and tell you more about the role. An interview and other candidate assessment processes may also take place to find the most suitable candidate.
Offer of a position
If you are selected as the most suitable candidate, you will be offered the position. You do not have to accept any position you may be offered.
Your details will remain on the register until you tell us to remove them, or if you have not logged into your account in over 12 months.