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WA Government seeks expressions of interest for Supporting Communities Forum membership

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The WA Government is currently seeking expressions of interest for community services and academic membership of the Supporting Communities Forum for 2020 - 2021, including Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and 14 members drawn from the community services and academic sectors.

To ensure continuity of the Forum’s work, its expertise and the relationships built by the current Forum, it is anticipated that a number of existing Forum members will be reappointed for a further two-year term. However, as it is also important that the Forum’s membership reflects developments in the community services sector, potential new members are encouraged to apply, including new and emerging leaders in the community services sector. Researchers and academics whose work focuses on the community services sector are also encouraged to apply.

The community services sector is a key partner with Government in the delivery of services to the Western Australian community, and a significant contributor to economic growth, employment and wellbeing, particularly for vulnerable Western Australians.

The Government is committed to working with the community services sector to maximise opportunities to deliver high-quality services to the WA community. A key element of this commitment is the establishment of the Supporting Communities Forum, which comprises membership drawn from both government and the non-government sectors, reflecting the diversity of the sectors and the Western Australian community to which services are provided.

The Forum will hold regular quarterly meetings, and members are expected to attend the majority of these meetings. Every effort will be made to facilitate attendance using appropriate information and communications technology systems.

For further information, including how to apply, please refer to the expression of interest document (PDF | Word) or contact the Secretariat on .

Expressions of interest should be submitted by 5:00pm WST on Tuesday, 8 October 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact information
Julie Waylen, State Manager WA, 08 9208 9805,