Call for nominations for the Family Violence Death Review Committee [closed]

15 Jun 2018 | Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) board is seeking one member with senior legal experience to join the Family Violence Death Review Committee.

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018.

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 is seeking applications from candidates who can offer senior sector expertise in legal jurisprudence (criminal and family). It would be an advantage to also bring knowledge and experience in child protection and/or 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.

We are seeking a candidate with:

  • senior legal experience in practice, academia or both
  • 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
  • ability to engage with the other members of the committee and contribute constructively.

If you would like to nominate a suitable candidate, please complete the nomination form below and email it to Dez McCormack (dez.mccormack@hqsc.govt.nz). Nominated candidates will then be invited to submit an application.

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 to the same email address.

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018.

Related documents
Approximate timeline
Call for nominations/applications 14 June 2018
Closing date for nominations/applications 23 July 2018
Shortlist of nominees (following review by the mortality review committees secretariat 3 August 2018
Interview short-listed candidates 9–23 August 2018
Board decision 20 September 2018
Consultation with the Minister of Health 24–28 September 2018
Successful candidates notified 12 October 2018
Unsuccessful candidates notified 12 October 2018

Last updated 25/07/2018