Call for Nominations for the Family Violence Death Review Committee

4 Sep 2017 | Family Violence Death Review Committee

Nominations close on Friday, 6 October 2017 at 5pm

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking three members to join the Family Violence Death Review Committee.

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (the Committee) is a mortality review committee established under Section 59e of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The Committee will consider self-selected mortality subgroups.

Collectively, the Committee will have the following expertise:

  • one member will have relevant consumer experience and will provide a consumer perspective and be well networked to consumer groups.

The other members will have expertise that includes:

  • members with expertise in mortality review systems
  • members with expertise in legal (criminal and family), medical, indigenous, social science and/or health research and practice
  • members who are experts in the field of intimate partner violence
  • members who are experts in the field of child abuse and protection issues
  • members with knowledge of, or experience in, service provision or operational policy in the social sector, including family violence services
  • members with knowledge of family violence issues from a service user/family perspective
  • Māori members with knowledge of family violence issues, or experience in working with Māori whānau affected by family violence
  • members of other ethnic groups with knowledge of family violence issues, or experience in working with families affected by family violence.

The Commission welcomes all applications, particularly from candidates who offer academic and sector expertise in the following areas:

  • legal jurisprudence (criminal and family)
  • child protection
  • Māori conceptual frameworks for preventing violence within whānau.

The Committee will be assisted by advisors from the following agencies and organisations:

  • Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki
  • Ministry of Justice
  • New Zealand Police
  • Department of Corrections 
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • key non-government organisation family violence representatives
  • Chief Coroner’s Office
  • Office of the Children’s Commissioner.

Members will:

  • have the ability to work strategically and operate effectively in the national policy space
  • have credibility in relevant communities 
  • be drawn from a range of disciplines and contexts such as legal (criminal and family), medical, indigenous, social science and/or health research and practice, providers, consumer representatives such as advocacy groups, and people representing Māori and Pacific peoples’ interests
  • be able to communicate effectively with practitioners, as well as government ministers and media commentators, individually and in group contexts.

All members will also have:

  • wide professional or cultural networks
  • strong personal integrity and ethical behaviour
  • commitment to the issues at the heart of the Committee’s business
  • critical appraisal skills
  • highly developed written and oral skills
  • wide life experience
  • respect of peers
  • appropriate clinical or professional experience 
  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively.

If you would like to nominate any suitable candidates, please complete this form and email Dez McCormack. If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete this Application Form and provide a current curriculum vitae, to the same email address.

Nominations close on 6 October 2017 at 5pm

 

Approximate Timeline

Call for nominations 4 September 2017
Closing date for nominations 6 October 2017
Shortlist of nominees (following review by Secretariat) to the Commission's Appointment Panel 3 November 2017
Board decision 30 November/
1 December 2017
Consultation with the Minister 4-8 December 2017
Successful candidates notified 15 December 2017
Unsuccessful candidates notified 15 December 2017

Last updated 08/09/2017