About the board
Tweddle Child and Family Health Service is an Early Parenting Centre specialising in early intervention and prevention programs to support families with children aged from 0-4 years with a particular emphasis on the first 1000 days (from conception to 2 years). Its specialised team of maternal and child health nurses, mothercraft nurses, social workers and early parenting practitioners provide support to over 4,000 families facing parenting challenges.
With campuses in Footscray and Wyndham, Tweddle also runs programs in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Terang & Mortlake Health Service and West Wimmera Health Service.
As a public hospital delivering early parenting services, Tweddle is an integral part of the Victorian health system which promotes and protects Victorians' health and wellbeing. It is an independent entity operating under the Health Service Act (Vic) 1988. The board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of health care to a high quality, safe and in a cost effective way.
About the role
The Minister for Health is pleased to invite applications for part time board director positions. The positions start on 1 July 2024 and appointments are for a period of up to three years.
These positions provide an exciting opportunity for Victorians to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Applicants are selected for their capabilities, including personal and professional attributes, experience, knowledge, and skills that contribute to the strategic leadership and oversight of health care for the Victorian community.
Directors are required to attend a monthly board meeting of approximately 1-2 hours duration. The board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm. Directors are also required to participate in board subcommittees and be available for other events requiring board representation.
The role of the board includes:
- setting the vision and strategy, in line with government priorities
- having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety and freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying
- oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
- ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation
- recruitment, support and monitoring of the Chief Executive Officer
Who we're looking for
While Victorian public health boards are based on capabilities, boards are more effective when these capabilities also represent the richness of the diverse voices of Victorian communities.
People of all ages, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people of all abilities, people from multicultural diverse backgrounds, people who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.
All applications will be considered. However the board would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in Financial Management and Accountin, Law, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy and Governance and Human Resource Management.
What you need to apply
Applicants should read the How to apply document before starting your application which is attached to this job.
The department welcomes the opportunity to discuss reasonable adjustments or support that can be provided throughout the recruitment process and/or post appointment. A discussion can be arranged by contacting .
Applicants applying for a board position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Join a Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Join a Public Board website allows you to request this information.
Applications close at Midnight Sunday 19 November 2023.
For all enquiries regarding the board and health service, please contact Sam Gates-Scovelle on 0425 208 531.