The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is seeking a lived-experience (consumer) representative to join the Family Violence Death Review Committee.
Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.
The Family Violence Death Review Committee is a mortality review committee established under Section 59E of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The Committee is required to review and report to the Commission on family violence deaths with a view to reducing the number of those deaths.
Collectively, the Committee will have the following representation:
- 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.
There is currently one position available, for a lived-experience (consumer) representative. The Commission welcomes all applications from interested parties, including people with the following experience:
- lived experience of being impacted by family/whānau violence (homicide or attempted homicide)
- experience working with or in consumer groups, and networking with other families and whānau who have experienced family violence
- experience maintaining productive relationships
- experience working constructively in a team environment.
The member will exhibit the following attributes:
- Ability to bring lived-experience voices to the work of the Committee
- Strong personal integrity & ethical behaviour
- Commitment to preventing family violence
- Commitment to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
- Commitment to meeting Committee responsibilities including four meetings per year (usually in Wellington), preparation for those meetings including pre-reading, and potential additional contributions that may arise.
Certain additional attributes would be welcomed:
- Critical thinking skills: contributing to, reviewing and analysing Committee reports, including recommendations to agencies and NGOs
- Understanding of complex nature of family violence
- Understanding of social and health inequities
- Evidence of personal, professional or cultural networks amongst those who have experienced family violence and/or family violence homicide
- Understand implications for safety and confidentiality of FVDRC material
- A track record working with family violence agencies and NGOs
- Ability to think strategically about systems improvement
- Understanding of how the Committee’s work interfaces with government.
As this is a lived-experience role, candidates should be able to discuss their personal experience and review family violence deaths without re-triggering distress. The Committee and secretariat will work constructively to support the successful applicant and provide a safe environment.
If you would like to apply yourself, please complete the application for appointment form below and provide your current curriculum vitae by email to MRCsecretariat@hqsc.govt.nz.
If you would like to nominate someone else as a suitable candidate, please complete the nomination form below and email it to MRCsecretariat@hqsc.govt.nz.
Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Family Violence Death Review Committee application form
Family Violence Death Review Committee nomination form