Board Positions - Health and Wellbeing Queensland

Job Title: Board Positions - Health and Wellbeing Queensland
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-23
Reference: JO-1905-95533
Contact Name: Hannah Foley-Lewis
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 24, 2019 16:14

Job Description

Established by the Queensland Government, Health and Wellbeing Queensland is a new state-wide agency committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders and reducing health inequity across the State. Its initial focus will be targeted towards reducing the burden of chronic diseases through targeting risk factors for those diseases, such as obesity, poor nutrition and low physical activity.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is comprised of a board, a Chief Executive Officer and staff and the board is the governing body under the Health and Wellbeing Queensland Act 2019.

As a member of the board you will bring new ideas and new ways of working in the health promotion arena. This will include collaborating and forming partnerships with the private sector, community organisations, academia and governments to get more action on healthy weight. It is an opportunity to build upon Queensland’s prevention success, and to harness greater innovation to: create healthier environments; shift the burden of disease; and, tackle health inequity related to a person’s socioeconomic status, Indigenous status, and the remoteness of where they live.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced individuals who are passionate about the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders to make a unique contribution to the board.

Board members will be required to possess qualifications or experience in the following areas:

  • law
  • business or financial management
  • public health
  • academia
  • community service organisations
  • the not-for-profit sector
  • another area the Minister considers relevant or necessary to support the board in performing its functions.

It is also a requirement under the Act that at least one member will be an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander.

Your suitability will be assessed against your experience and ability to analyse, critically assess and drive performance within board settings, and to constructively build and manage strategic stakeholder relationships.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with expertise in multiculturalism, young people and people with disabilities are encouraged to submit an application. The Queensland Government is committed to increasing the number of women on boards, consistent with its goal to increase female representation to at least 50 per cent by 2020.

To review the selection criteria information package for these positions visit . Once you have done so, please click the apply button to submit your application.  For a confidential discussion, please contact David Reynolds on 0410 471 652 or David (Will) Wilson on 0407 573 962.

Applications close Midnight, 10th August 2019.