The ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) is calling for expressions of interest for appointment to two positions on the Domestic Violence Prevention Council.
The Council, which is established under the Domestic Violence Agencies Act 1986, has a number of functions including reducing the incidence of domestic violence offences in the ACT, improving collaboration between ACT Government agencies, and providing advice to the responsible minister on issues related to domestic violence. Further information about the work of the Council is available on the Council website at https://dvpc.org.au/.
The Council consists of the ACT Domestic Violence Project Coordinator and 12 other members, including at least six ‘community members’. The two positions, for which expressions of interest are sought, will become vacant in August 2018 due to the expiry of two existing appointments. People interested in appointment to these positions must be community members who are familiar with, and capable of representing, the views and interests of the community on matters relating to domestic violence.
One of the vacant positions is for a person who is capable of representing the views and interests of people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands descent. The other vacant position is for a person who is capable of representing the views and interests of people of a non-English speaking background.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Council meets monthly. In addition to these meetings, members are expected to undertake additional work out of session including reading, preparation for meetings, and participating in sub-committees. The ability of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council to effectively discharge its statutory functions is dependent on members’ capacities to contribute in this manner.
Members are not remunerated for their work on the Council. Reimbursement for Council members’ expenses may be available on request. Successful nominees will be asked to sign a declaration relating to conflicts of interest and to abide by the ACT Public Service Code of Conduct.
Nominations for these positions should be submitted by 5.00pm 28 April 2018.
Expressions of interest of up to 2 pages addressing the requirements of a community member, together with a curriculum vitae, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council
ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601.