Health Consumers Queensland Consumer Advisory Group

Closing date: close of business Monday 17 December 2018

Health Consumers Queensland is establishing a Consumer Advisory Group to enable consumers and carers to partner with us and inform the work we do, and ensure that Health Consumers Queensland is a consumer driven and led organisation.

Purpose of the Consumer Advisory Group:

  • To inform into specific projects, such as our Annual Forum, consumer networking sessions, consumer capacity building, future training content design and development.
  • Identify opportunities for Health Consumers Queensland to further build the capacity of consumers and/or staff to strengthen future consumer partnerships.
  • Identify emerging issues or trends in health that need to be addressed.

The secondary purpose is to develop, support and mentor current and emerging consumer leaders by:

  • Mentoring of new and emerging health consumers and carers by experienced health consumer/carer representatives through membership of the Consumer Advisory Group.
  • Providing Consumer Advisory Group members professional development opportunities to attend Health Consumers Queensland training sessions, attend health and engagement related conferences, forums and events, and be a speaker or presenter at a variety of conferences and forums.


The Consumer Advisory Group will comprise 7 consumers and carers with lived experience of navigating the health system and varying degrees of experience representing consumers on health committees. This degree of experience may range from limited experience to many years’ experience. Break down of membership is as follows:

  • 1 Chairperson (2-year term)
  • 3 Experienced Consumer Representatives acting as a mentor to emerging consumer representative members with the guidance and input of the Chairperson (1-year term)
  • 3 Emerging Consumer Representatives with a desire to be mentored (2-year term)
  • The Consumer Advisory Group will sit alongside other groups that provide input into the work of Health Consumers Queensland..

Terms of membership ranges between 1 to 2 years depending on the role.

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Expression of Interest – HCQ Engagement Advisor/s

Closing date: close of business Friday 30 November 2018

Queensland Mental Health Consumer and Carer Organisation Scoping Project

We are seeking interest from individuals to work in a consultant/casual employment capacity with Health Consumers Queensland.

These Engagement Advisors would lead targeted consumer/carer engagement and scoping of a Queensland mental health consumer and carer organisation.

The role/s would be 2-3 days per week (depending on availability and if we appoint one or two consultants to work together).

The project would start early December 2018 and conclude end February 2019.

Key tasks will include:

  • Develop project plan
  • Maintain and strengthen links with a network of mental health consumers and carers interested in supporting the development of a new organisation.
  • Create and engage with a consumer working group to guide/support the project.
  • Develop a consultation plan to seek feedback from consumers and carers who haven’t been consulted to date (create stakeholder list, identify and do targeted and accessible engagement activities, summarise feedback)
  • Create a funding proposal due end of February that would include consumer and carer feedback (on mission, vision, purpose, activities, values, members), governance structure, budget and timeline/milestones to set up.

How to apply

Kindly take the time to read the Position Description.

Please complete the attached Expression of Interest form, and submit with a CV to [email protected] by 5pm Friday 30 November 2018.

For any questions/further information please contact Melissa Fox, CEO: 0404 882 716.

eNews – November 2018

In this issue:

  • From the Chair
  • Health Consumers Queensland news – Free consumer training opportunity at Logan Central Library
  • Consumer support in the far far north
  • 10th birthday celebrations and launch of new Strategic Direction
  • Staff Shout-out
  • Health Consumers Queensland in Darling Downs
  • West Moreton Hospital and Health Service Staff Forum
  • Queensland Health Consumers Collaborative – seeking new members
  • And we’ve moved
  • Other Health Consumers Queensland news HCQ Dept. of Health training workshops

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