As mentioned in the last e-bulletin an action arising from the National Coalition Annual meeting in June 2022 was the ‘refresh’ of the composition of the National Coalition Steering Group. All positions on the Steering Group will be spilled, except for the role of convener, which is set by funding arrangements.
Appointment of EOI Assessment Panel
Following a process outlined in the National Coalition Update September 2022, we are writing to advise that a four-member assessment panel has been appointed, to assess the EOIs for membership of the Steering Group. Membership of the assessment panel is as follows:
Call for Expressions of Interest in becoming a member of the Steering Group
The National Coalition is currently welcoming expressions of interest (EOI) from members who would like to be considered for appointment to the Steering Group.
As a skills-based Steering Group, candidates with extensive skills and experience in one of the following areas are encouraged to submit an EOI:
Consideration will also be given to the gender balance of the Steering Group. We will further prioritise applications from those who can contribute significant expertise to key focus areas of Safe and Supported, namely:
We will also highly regard experience and expertise at policy or practical (service-oriented) level on the priority groups of Safe and Supported:
Steering Group appointments are for up to 3 years duration. Steering Group members are expected to contribute up to 6-8 hours per month on average.
Steering Group members represent themselves, rather than their organisations. This means that once someone leaves an appointment the position is not automatically offered to someone else in the organisation.
The EOI Assessment Panel will review all applications and aim to notify successful appointments by late November 2022.
The final composition of the Steering Group will be publicly announced in December, around the time of the anticipated release of the Safe and Supported action plans.
If you would like to chat further about submitting an EOI please call the Families Australia office on 02 6273 4885 and have a chat with Dr Bianca Williams, Senior Policy Officer or myself, Jamie Crosby.
Please complete the attached form and submit your EOI and supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 October 2022. The EOI form can also be downloaded directly from the National Coalition webpage HERE.
Expressions of interest are private and will be treated in a strictly confidential manner.
Not yet a National Coalition Member?
You can become a member by emailing email@example.com or visiting the National Coalition webpage at https://familiesaustralia.org.au/national-coalition/.
Membership of the National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing is free.
Thank you for your support and ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of children and families.
Convenor, National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing
CEO Families Australia