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Victorian Childrens Council member

Victorian Children`s Council | Health service

Posted on 25 August 2023
Closed on 11 September 2023


Sessional, 2–3 years
Bimonthly, Half day meetings
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Sessional rates

About the board

The Victorian Children's Council is established under the Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 to provide independent and expert advice to the Premier, the Minister for Education, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep and the Minister for Child Protection and Family Services relating to policies and services that enhance the health, wellbeing, development, and safety of children.

The Council's mandate focuses on how to meet key challenges facing Victorian families and improve outcomes for children and young people, including vulnerable children and those children at risk (from birth to 18 years of age).

About the role

Expressions of interest are being sought for membership of the Victorian Children’s Council to fill up to four vacancies arising in August 2023.

Suitable candidates will have expert knowledge of policies and services that enhance the health, wellbeing, development and/or safety of children, including:

  • Expert knowledge may include extensive research experience, experience as a senior practitioner, service or sector organisational leadership, or experience in policy and planning in a relevant field.
  • Relevant disciplines include early childhood education and care, school-based education, disability services, rights of the child work, child health, child mental health and wellbeing, child development, child and family services, youth work, youth justice, and local government, public policy, and planning.

The Council meets every 6 weeks or as required, in person in Melbourne CBD. Flexible arrangements are available to Council members, including remote attendance via videoconference.

Council members are appointed as individuals and not as representatives of their organisations or interest groups.

Who we're looking for

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, women, people of all ages, people with disability, people living in rural and regional areas in Victoria, culturally and linguistically diverse people, including those who have a primary language other than English, people under the age of 35, LGBTIQ+ people and those representing community organisations within these cohorts. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

What you need to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) and a CV.

If you would need help understanding this opportunity, please contact the Secretariat via email

Application close 11 September 2023

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