Meet the team
Independent Advocacy recruits staff and management committee members through rigorous and somewhat intensive processes.
For Management Committee members the following is required before confirmation of selection:
- A written response to a series of questions
- An initial interview
- Follow up attendance at a committee meeting
Selection of staff members includes each of the following:
- a written response to selection criteria
- a group meeting to strategise advocacy action
- a written response to an advocacy scenario
- an individual interview by the selection panel.
Our recruitment processes are designed to identify persons who best demonstrate the head and heart for the work we undertake. Vacancies are advertised through local print media and online.
Management Committee members are engaged as needed and required and typically remain with the organisation for many years. Staff are employed on a part time, typically permanent basis in recognition of a work and personal life balance, the cost of the work of advocacy and the value of providing work opportunities for more people.
Fiona Campbell - Manager
Ryan Horton - Senior Advocate
Jade Standish - Individual Advocate
Rachael Harris - Individual Advocate
Michael Cowley - Disability Royal Commission Advocate
Silvana Gant - Chairperson
Ajita Jain - Secretary
David Gant - Treasurer
Gavin Haese - Committee Member
Peter Button - Committee Member
Ali Hankinson - Committee Member
David Elder - Committee Member
Stephen Holt - Office Manager
Sifa Amical - Office Cleaner