Expressions of interest sought for Commission consumer network

23 May 2018 | Partners in Care

Do you want to use your own health experience to work with the Health Quality & Safety Commission? Owing to vacancies in the Commission’s consumer network we are seeking expressions of interest to fill five consumer positions.

The consumer network has up to 13 members and provides advice and direction to the Commission on its programmes and work.

The Partners in Care programme at the Commission supports consumers to be engaged and involved as partners in their care at all levels of the health and disability sector. These levels include service delivery, design, planning, policy development and governance.

To support the work of Partners in Care, a consumer network was established in 2012 so that consumers have a strong voice at the Commission and are involved in the delivery of the Partners in Care Framework. To maintain this strong voice, consumer network members must have well developed networks and be able to work in close collaboration with consumer groups, public and non-government agency health providers. You can find the consumer network’s terms of reference here: Consumer network terms of reference – May 2018.

Members of the consumer network have well-established networks and the ability to consult widely. Full day face-to-face meetings are held quarterly in Wellington, with occasional teleconferences at other times if required. Members will also:

  • provide advice from a consumer perspective, and be able to represent their own views from lived experience and represent the relevant views of their consumer communities
  • provide advice and review materials from the Commission’s work programmes, the Ministry of Health, and other agencies when required
  • promote the work of the Commission and the Partners in Care programme with local consumer groups and health providers
  • support and promote consumer leadership capability development in the health and disability sector
  • provide strategic guidance and support to enhance collaboration between consumer groups, health providers and government agencies.
How to submit an expression of interest

Complete the expression of interest and application form (PDF, 135KB) and email it to by Friday 8 June 2018. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their expression of interest within one week of the closing date. Short-listed candidates will be then be offered a telephone interview and the successful candidates will be notified within a week of the interview date.

Further information

For further information please contact Diane de Rochester:, 04 901 6057, 027 623 3500.


Last updated 30/05/2018