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Recruitment for roles on the Disability Council NSW is currently closed. The invitation that was open for applications is below for reference.
The Disability Council NSW is the official advisory body to the NSW Government on matters relating to people with disability and disability inclusion.
The Council's main responsibilities under the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 are to:
Members are: members of, or persons employed by, organisations concerned especially with the interests of people with disability, or other persons with appropriate skills and experience in matters relevant to the interests of people with disability. A majority of members, as well as the Chair, must be people with disability. Members are expected to have skills, knowledge, experience and qualities in some or all of the following areas:
The Department of Communities and Justice provides secretariat support to the Council.
Meetings are four to six times per year, as decided by the Chair, and are held in Sydney (sometimes virtually). Members receive sitting fees for attending meetings; however, in line with NSW Government Boards and Committees Guidelines, public sector employees appointed to Council do not receive remuneration.
Members are expected to do some work outside of meeting hours eg reading meeting papers, representing the Council at events or other committees.
In order to ensure a diverse range of lived experience on the Council, applications from individuals with the following experience and backgrounds are particularly encouraged:
To apply, please send the following to email@example.com by 12 noon Friday 25 November 2022:
Applicants may be asked to undergo a police check.
16 Dec 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.