Current Opportunities

VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANT – YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE

Gladstone Regional Council is seeking a volunteer (aged 18-25 years of age) who can represent the interests of young people on the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Advisory Committee.

The appointment to the committee would be until May 2023

VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANT – SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE

Gladstone Regional Council is seeking a volunteer (aged 55+ years of age) who can represent the interests of senior people on the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Advisory Committee.

The appointment to the committee would be until May 2023

Welcome to Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct

Background

Gladstone Regional Council and partners are calling for community members who represent the Gladstone Region with an interest and passion in developing a space for all and promoting positive community wellbeing and interactions to express their interest in being a part of the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Advisory Committee.

The advisory committee supports the precinct’s progress and proposed initiatives to achieve Council’s vision for the precinct of being a vibrant and evolving space that supports and enhances community wellbeing for all.

The Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Advisory Committee has been established to support and enhance the work undertaken through the precinct. The advisory committee provides Council with advice on strategic planning, management, and service system for the Phillip Street Communities and Families Precinct, by focussing on the below:

  • Service mix of the precinct
  • Opportunities to offer services in the precinct to assist in improving the community’s physical and mental wellbeing and health literacy
  • Proposals for the precinct to create opportunities for lifelong learning and to assist children and young people and their families to transition through learning stages
  • The precinct’s performance on creating a sense of community connectedness, access to current information and opportunities to build social and cultural capacity.

Membership of the advisory committee is voluntary and consists of:

Ordinary Members - up to six (6) Ordinary Members (sought via EOI process) with a minimum of:

  • One (1) representative of the Gladstone Region Youth (18-25 years of age)
  • One (1) representative of the Gladstone Region Indigenous Community
  • One (1) representative of the Gladstone Region Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Community
  • One (1) representative of the Gladstone Region Disability Community
  • One (1) representative of the Gladstone Region Senior Community (55+ years of age)

An individual may represent more than one of these sectors of the community.

Gladstone Regional Council Members

  • One Gladstone Region Councillor
  • One other Gladstone Regional Council Representative

Appointed Members

  • One representative from the Salvation Army (primary tenant)
  • One representative from the Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited (GAPDL)

The following non-voting committee members may also attend and take part in meetings:

  • The Gladstone Region Mayor
  • Committee Secretary, who will be an employee of Council.

Members of the advisory committee will fulfil their role by:

  • Attending meetings and making a commitment to actively contribute to the discussions and activities of the committee
  • Providing informal advice and formal recommendations to Council on matters relating to the Terms of Reference purpose and objectives
  • Supporting open discussion and debate and encouraging fellow members to present their views and provide advice and guidance within their area of expertise and/or experience.

Eligibility Criteria

Members of the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Advisory Committee will be appointed based on their ability to meet the below selection criteria:

Attributes
  • Ability to commit to committee meetings
  • Outcome focused
  • An advocate for Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct services and programs
  • Community focused.

Skills

  • Respectful communication
  • Collaborative experience
  • Negotiation
  • Community engagement
  • Critical thinking
  • Risk management
  • Networking
  • Leadership
Knowledge
  • Governance
  • Finances
  • Data analysis
  • Community
  • Philanthropy.

Experience

  • Working in collaboration to achieve shared outcomes
  • Involvement in community led projects and/or initiatives
  • Committee experience
  • Data analysis
  • Financial acumen
  • Understanding of human and social services sector
  • Community wellbeing
  • Community development

Interested? Submit your Expression of Interest

If you meet the selection criteria and are interested in nominating to be a part of the Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct Advisory Committee please complete an Expression of Interest Form.

Completed expression of interest forms should be e-mailed, along with a current résumé to info@gladstone.qld.gov.au

Paper copies of the expression of interest and résumé can be delivered to the Community & Neighbourhood Centre located in the Ngalill Building at Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct, 1 Pengelly Street, Gladstone QLD.