Call for Nominations for one member to join the Family Violence Death Review Committee [closed]

20 Mar 2018 | Family Violence Death Review Committee

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 2 April, 2018. 

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Board is seeking one member 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:

  • one member with relevant consumer experience and well-established connections to consumer groups, to provide a consumer perspective.

The other members include people:

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

  • legal jurisprudence (criminal and family)
  • child protection
  • Māori and/or Pasifika 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 suitable candidates, please complete the nomination form below and email it to Dez McCormack.

If you would like to apply directly, without nomination, please complete the application for appointment form below and provide your current curriculum vitae, and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, by email to Dez McCormack.

Nominations close on Monday 2 April, 2018 at 5pm

Downloadable documents

Application for appointment (472 KB, doc)
Nomination form (435 KB, doc)

Last updated 04/04/2018