Voluntary Assisted Dying Commission Expressions of Interest
The Minister for Health and the Attorney-General jointly call for expressions of interest for a minimum of five positions, including Executive Commissioner, Deputy Executive Commissioner, and at least three additional Commission members, by advertisement in three (3) Tasmanian daily newspapers, in one (1) national newspaper and on the Department of Health website.
Both Ministers may invite any suitably qualified persons to submit an expression of interest.
While experience in relevant roles will add to an applicant’s personal level of skills and attributes, no assumption will be made that candidates who have this experience are better qualified than those who do not.
Responses are to be lodged with the Department of Health to the following email address –email@example.com.
Expressions of interest must identify whether a person is applying for the role of Executive Commissioner; Deputy Executive Commissioner; and/or Commission Member. An expression of interest must contain a curriculum vitae and should contain the names of three (3) professional and confidential referees. Applicants should refer to the below selection criteria when completing their expression of interest. Assessments will be made against these criteria as a minimum for all appointments.
|Expressions of Interest close||3 December 2021|
|Assessment and development of recommendations||December 2021|
|Government approvals and offers||January-February 2022|
|Announcement of Commission members||February-March 2022|
|Commission commences operation||April-May 2022|
|Voluntary assisted dying commences legal operation||By 23 October 2022|
Suitable candidates should be:
- qualified and/or experienced with a high record of professional achievement in one of the following fields: the medical profession; the law; representation of health consumers; the broader health profession; research and epidemiology; ethics and/or human rights; and/or public administration
- committed to the implementation of voluntary assisted dying in Tasmania in accordance with the End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Act 2021
- an effective oral and verbal communicator, able to explain technical issues to non-specialists
- highly organised, with experience overseeing the successful delivery of operational outcomes and ability to work well under pressure
- capable of making fair, balanced and consistent decisions in a complex medico-legal environment without undue delay
- a person of compassion, maturity, discretion, patience and integrity who inspires respect and confidence.