It is important that recovery leadership comes from communities. Local communities know what’s best for themselves and all community members have the power to change outcomes.
Expressions of interest are invited for the following positions on each of the North, North West, and South Regional Recovery Committees:
- 2 x community representatives; and
- 1 x youth representative (18-24 years)
Two community members are sought to represent the diverse experiences of COVID-19 in each region through direct, lived experience, and through their connections to impacted communities and sectors – and who have an interest in community development.
One youth member (18-24 years old as at 1July 2021) is sought to help represent the views and experiences of young Tasmanians. Both PESRAC and the United Nations’ Inter-Agency Standing Committee have identified the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on youth, so it is important to include youth representation as part of community led recovery.
Anyone impacted by COVID-19 can apply to represent their community on the committee in their home region - North, North-West or South. Applications are encouraged from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability, and members of the migrant, multicultural and LGBTIQA+ communities. A Working with Vulnerable People registration will be required. Community representatives will be paid for their work on the committees.
Community and youth representatives will be required to:
- live in the region they are applying to represent; and
- hold, or be willing to apply for, a Working With Vulnerable People registration.
Community and youth representatives will be paid for the work they do for the Regional Recovery Committees and reimbursed for any costs involved, such as travel.
How to apply
To apply for one of the community positions, please read the initial Regional Recovery Committee Terms of Reference below, then download and complete the application form. The form should be submitted to COVIDRecovery@dpac.tas.gov.au by 9am, Monday 17 May.