Closing date: midday Friday 20 July 2018

The Department of Health is currently recruiting for two consumers who have previous experience accessing community support services delivered by NGOs, preferably mental health focused.

Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch

The Queensland Department of Health (the Department) provides funding for a range of mental health community support services delivered by non-government organisations (NGO).

Purpose of Reference Group

The Mental Health Community Support Services Procurement Reference Group will provide oversight in the development of key procurement and evaluation documentation, to engage non-government organisations to deliver mental health community support services across Queensland from 1 July 2019. See Terms of Reference for more information >

Consumer Role

Your role as a member of the Reference Group and/or Evaluation panel will be to share your experiences of community support services (provided by non-government organisations) to assist the group as part of the procurement and evaluation process. You may also be required to support Evaluation panels who will be assessing offers submitted by non-government organisations interested in delivering mental health community support services in Queensland.

Time and location

You will need to attend up to four reference group meetings, with the first meeting commencing late July 2018 and the last meeting scheduled for late August 2018.

It is intended a tender will be advertised in September 2018, with the evaluation panel sittings to occur between October and December 2018. You may also be required to participate in these sessions however, further information will be provided.</

Remuneration and Support

You will be remunerated in accordance with the Health Consumers Queensland position statement regarding Remuneration and Reimbursement of Consumers. You will be remunerated $187 per meeting and reimbursed for the cost of local travel, phone calls, printing and childcare.

A pre-briefing package will be provided to members prior to the first meeting. Prior to all scheduled meetings, a period of half an hour will be available for you to ask questions and discuss any queries/concerns with the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch staff.

How to apply

Please complete this Expression of Interest form and return to Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] For assistance completing this Expression of Interest please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or 07 3012 9090.

For general queries regarding this opportunity, please contact Sharon Orapeleng via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3328 9227.