Tweddle Board members AGM 2021

Invitation to Join the Tweddle Board

Invitation to Join the Tweddle Board


Would you like to make a difference, working on the board of a leading Early Parenting Centre experiencing significant and exciting growth? Are you passionate about changing the lives of babies, toddlers, their families, and communities?

The Department of Health is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service with terms of office commencing 1 July 2023.

As a public hospital and early parenting centre, Tweddle focuses on health, which is fundamental to wellbeing. Tweddle sees good health and wellbeing as the foundations of resourceful families who are well connected to and within their communities.

Tweddle offers interventions to babies, toddlers and their families to promote the preservation, reunification and restoration of health and wellbeing where there is distress and disruption in the infant-parent relationship.

Tweddle’s aims and objectives as an early parenting centre are to demonstrate expertise in relation to the first 1000 days of life and the impact of trauma on the development of babies and toddlers. We are committed to hearing and promoting the voice of the child in all areas of our service. Importantly, our role is to provide excellent care to every family, every time.

The function of the board

The functions of the board of a public hospital include developing strategic plans for the operation of the public hospital, monitoring compliance; overseeing financial and business plans, strategies and budgets to ensure the accountable and efficient provision of health care and the long-term viability of the public hospital.

The board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of services to a high quality, safe and in a cost-effective way. Directors are required to attend board meetings held every two months. There is also an annual board planning day. Directors are also involved in various sub board committee meetings which include:

  • Finance Audit and Risk; and
  • Clinical Governance

About the role

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the Victorian public with relevant experience and capabilities to contribute to the strategic leadership of public health care delivery to the community.

The role of the board includes:

  • setting the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation, in line with government priorities
  • having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety
  • leadership succession planning and performance management of the Chief Executive Officer
  • overall oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
  • ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation.

Please see the attached position description for more information about the board director role.

Who we are looking for

Safe and high-quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Department of Health. Applicants for board director positions must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the capabilities they identify in their applications.

All applications will be considered however the board would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in Financial Management and Accounting, Community Service, Strategic Leadership/Executive Management and/or is a Registered Clinician

Please refer to the Position-Description for more details about the competencies needed.

The Department of Health is committed to ensuring that public health boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.

We encourage applications from women, men, people of all ages, Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Tweddle board is committed to attracting underrepresented genders and intersectional groups. As the Tweddle board is currently 90% women, applications from men, non-binary and transgender people are encouraged.

Applications close at Midnight Monday 21 November 2022.

Applicants are able to apply to a maximum of five board director positions. If more than five positions are applied for, only the first five will be considered.

What you need to do to apply

Data Collection and Privacy:

When you apply for a board director position, you will be asked to enter personal details before moving on to a questionnaire.

When collecting and using personal information, the Department of Health acts in accordance with the Victorian Government Privacy Statement, and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) which contains the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help the board and the Department of Health understand how you can be supported through the recruitment process and beyond.

The department invites all applicants to tell them if you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQ+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less.

The department welcomes the opportunity to discuss support that can be provided with any person who identifies as any of the above through the recruitment process and/or post appointment. A discussion can be arranged by contacting

In the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to address the key selection criteria and outline your relevant qualifications and experience. Applicants must upload a current resume with their application.


Applicants applying for a board position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Join a Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Join a Public Board website allows you to request this information.

According to the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines (the Guidelines), an applicant should not hold more than three positions on Government boards at any one time. The selection panel will not consider more than five applications to public health boards. If more than five positions are applied for, only the first five will be considered.

Applicants should read the ‘How to apply’ document and position description before completing their application.

Board directors of Tweddle, which is classified as a C1 entity, are eligible to receive remuneration on a per day basis under Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines (the Guidelines). For further information, please refer to the position description.

Applications close at midnight Monday 21 November 2022.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact

For all enquiries regarding the board, please contact Executive Assistant to the Tweddle CEO Mr. Sam Gates-Scovelle on 0425 208 531 or by email on 

Further information including the application, please visit Tweddle Child and Family Health Service – Board Directors |

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Tweddle Board members AGM 2021
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