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NSW Government Boards and Committees Register

Podiatry Council of NSW

Closing date: 29th November, 2019
Region: Sydney
Agency: Health Professional Councils Authority

Member vacancies

Lawyer

The information package, expression of interest form and further information about the Council is available on the Podiatry Council of New South Wales website.

The Council’s main responsibility is to protect the public by regulating the profession. The Council does this by working in partnership with Health Care Complaints Commission to manage complaints about the health, performance and conduct of registered practitioners in NSW.

Members of the Council:

  • actively contribute to the effective governance and oversight of the Council and its role in the regulation of registered health professionals in NSW
  • have oversight for the efficient and responsible expenditure of public funds in accordance with relevant legislation and government policy and guidelines
  • are accountable for their performance.

Members are expected to attend Council meetings on the third Thursday of each month, which usually run for about three hours. Most Council members may expect to spend one to two days per month on Council business, which will include communicating via email. Other responsibilities include attendance at ad hoc hearing panels between the regular monthly meetings or just prior to / following the monthly meeting. Each meeting or panel hearing requires significant pre reading.

On occasions, members may attend community meetings or events in a representative capacity, to strengthen the Council’s interaction with the profession and the community it serves.

Council members are paid in accordance with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Government Boards and Committees Guidelines (September 2015). Rates are set by the NSW Treasury and approved by the Minister for Health.

The annual remuneration rates are:

  • President: $4214
  • Member: $3665

Council members who undertake additional work for the Council (such as hearings or interviews) are paid on a sessional basis. Reimbursement of expenses (including out of pocket travelling expenses) is paid in line with NSW Government policy. Travelling time is not remunerated. Please refer to the Council website and annual report for details.

Member remuneration includes superannuation (SGC). Superannuation (SGC) is paid through the NSW Ministry of Health payroll system to a complying fund of the member's choice.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to submit:

  • a brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria
  • complete the Expression of Interest form
  • an up to date curriculum vitae (CV)
  • the names and details of two referees.

The application should be a maximum of five pages.

Skills and experience

Applications should include a brief covering letter or statement addressing each of the following selection criteria

  1. High level of professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: a registered practitioner in the relevant profession, management, law, governance, ethics, research, stakeholder engagement/management, consumer rights in health, finance, audit and risk.
  2. The capacity to actively participate as a member of Council in the regulation of registered health practitioners to protect the public including evidence of integrity, independence, impartiality, good judgement and social awareness.
  3. High level of oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including influencing and negotiating.
  4. Demonstrated experience or capacity to work collaboratively and productively in a management or governance team.
  5. Capacity and flexibility to contribute time to the workload and demands of the Council.
Enquiries To

Sharlene Wiebenga, Senior Policy and Project Offic on 02 9219 0273 or at [email protected]

Areas of Interest: Health
Published 9th September
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