Community Advisory Committee

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the Bendigo Health Board of Directors.  The Community Advisory Committee has two critical roles, firstly to provide direction and leadership in relation to integration of consumer, carer and community views into all levels of the Health Service operations, planning and policy development.  Secondly, to advise the Bendigo Health Board of Directors (the Board) on behalf of the community.  Membership of the Community Advisory Committee should reflect consumer and communities, not health care providers.

The Community Advisory Committee objectives are to:

a)      Advise the Board on behalf of the community

b)      Identify and advise the Board on priority areas and issues requiring community engagement.

c)      Develop, monitor and evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a Strategic Community Plan endorsed by the Board.

 

Bendigo Health Advisory Committee: Expressions of Interest Now Open

Bendigo Health is a regional health service caring for people throughout the Loddon Mallee region.

Our Board of Directors is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to join the Community Advisory Committee who provide valued advice to the Board on behalf of the community.

Committee members play an important role at Bendigo Health by providing direction to our Board, advocating for and representing the community we serve. The Community Advisory Committee ensures Bendigo Health planning and policies takes into account the views of our consumers, carers and the community.

Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace diversity and social inclusion and encourage people from a diverse cultural background, people with disabilities and or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also seek involvement from people located across the Loddon Mallee.

To be eligible, you must represent the views of the community who reply on our health service and not be a health practitioner or person currently or recently employed or involved with the provision of health services.

Please note that government guidelines do not permit health care professionals to join this committee (Health Services Act 1988).

Key Selection Criteria

Applicants to this vacancy should:

  • be 16 years of age or over
  • be a resident of Bendigo or the Loddon Mallee region
  • have an understanding of the experiences and needs of patients, families and carers who use Bendigo Health services
  • be able to reflect the needs of a broad range of consumers and communities and bring to the committee knowledge of the opinions and policies of relevant community group
  • be able to work collaboratively with fellow committee members and Bendigo Health staff and managers to improve the quality and accessibility of Bendigo Health services
  • preferably have established or the potential to develop links with community groups
  • be available to attend quarterly Community Advisory Committee meetings
  • attend additional presentation and professional development meetings when required

 The successful applicant will be required:

  • to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information and matters discussed within the committee and sign a confidentiality agreement
  • undertake a National Police Check (this will be arranged by Bendigo Health)
  • Provide proof of immunisation for COVID-19

Applications:

Please send applications to Board Secretary, Bobbie Kom, by Close of Business Friday 2 December 2022.

Email or postal submissions accepted.

E: [email protected]

Post:

Bobbie Kom, Bendigo Health

P.O. Box 126 Bendigo VIC 3552

Click here to for further information about the Community Advisory Committee.

Click here to download the Community Advisory Committee Application form.

For the Community Advisory Committee Terms of Reference click here.

 

Contact Us

Location

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

03 5454 6000

Email

[email protected]