*** Apply now! Due date extended, two positions vacant. ***
Expressions of interest are open to fill two specialist roles in strategic workforce planning and/or workforce training and development on the Workforce Coalition.
This is your opportunity to participate in and help govern an exciting whole-of-community services industry Workforce Coordination Project, either as a volunteer or part of your current role.
The role of the Workforce Coalition is to position Tasmania as a national leader in thinking and best practice in strategic workforce planning and to deliver industry-led workforce projects.
The Workforce Coalition meet quarterly for four hours, with a hybrid of face-to-face and online. Members will be required to undertake meeting preparation and follow-up (eight hours per meeting).
To apply, please complete the expression of interest below. To learn more about the Workforce Coalition, please download the Terms of Reference or view the breakout boxes below. Click here to learn more about the Workforce Coordination Project.
Applications close 12noon, Monday 11 December 2023. For any questions or further information, please contact Claudia Butler, Community Services Industry Workforce Coordination Project Manager, on (03) 6169 9513 or via email.
To register to receive regular updates about the Industry Plan, the Workforce Coordination Project and activities of the Workforce Coalition Network, please fill out the form here.
The role of the Workforce Coalition (the Coalition) is to position Tasmania as a national leader in thinking and best practice in strategic workforce planning and to deliver industry-led workforce projects. The objective of the Coalition is to steer and support the implementation of the Workforce Coordination Project, which its under Strategic Priority 2: Workforce Development and Training of the Community Services Industry Plan (the Plan).
The Workforce Coalition meetings are held quarterly. The Coalition is responsible for:
- Developing and implementing identified and funded projects under the Workforce Development and Training priority area of the Industry Plan.
- Informing and endorsing project plans/action plans for each project.
- Delegating a program of actions to the Workforce Coordination Project Manager and the Workforce Ready Team.
- Providing guidance, support and advice to the Workforce Coordination Project Manager and the Workforce Ready Team.
- Assisting the project when required to resolve conflicts, issues and risks.
- Monitoring and reviewing progress against agreed parameters and contractual obligations.
- Reporting and providing advice to the Industry Development Steering Committee.
- Ensuring the projects are industry-led and that engagement occurs with relevant stakeholders at all levels.
- Convening a broad Workforce Coalition Network meeting twice a year.
The Workforce Coalition comprises the following members:
Chairs (2 chairs):
- Lee Veitch – Human Services Skills Organisation (HSSO)
- Brenton West – Anglicare Tasmania
Appointed members (3 members):
- Monique Parsons – Skills Tasmania
- Ingrid Ganley or Tricia Males – Department of Premier and Cabinet
- Claudia Butler – Workforce Coordination Project Manager (ex-officio)
Peak bodies that employ a Workforce Ready Team member (3 members):
- Cathy Beswick – Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) Tasmania
- Annette Barwick – Early Childhood Australia (ECA) (Tasmania Branch)
- Lizzie Castles – National Disability Services (NDS) Tasmania
Social services peak body representation (2 members):
- Simone Zell – Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania (NHT)
- Daniel Vautin – Alcohol Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) Tasmania
Strategic workforce planning specialist (1 member):
Strategic training and development specialist (1 member):
Education provider (tertiary/VET) (2 members):
- Nita O’Callaghan – University of Tasmania
- Danielle Morgan – TasTAFE
Workforce representation (1 member):
- Robbie Moore – Health & Community Services Union (HACSU) Tasmania
Service user representation (1 member):
- Brigid Wilkinson – Council on the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania
- Workforce Coordination Project Manager, TasCOSS
- Skills Tasmania
The Workforce Coalition convenes a broad Workforce Coalition Network meeting twice a year. These meetings are an open invitation to all stakeholders who are responsible for attracting, recruiting, training and retaining staff in the community services industry.
Aged care, education and care, disability and social services providers face significant workforce challenges. Join the Workforce Coalition Network to be part of the solution and to address workforce challenges collectively.
The Workforce Coalition Network’s objective is to ensure the Workforce Coalition project is industry-led and that engagement occurs with relevant stakeholders at all levels. The Workforce Coalition Network meetings aim to build and share knowledge as well as to inform decision-making. Together we will be stronger in influencing change, developing solutions, lifting our profile, building capacity and capabilities.
Information from our previous meetings is available for download:
- Our inaugural meeting was held on 22 November 2022 in Launceston. You can download the November 2022 program and the November 2022 meeting notes.
- The second meeting was held on 28 March 2023 in Glenorchy. You can download the March 2023 meeting notes and watch an attendee feedback video.
- The third meeting was held on 28 September 2023 in Launceston. You can download the September 2023 program and the September meeting notes.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 11 April 2024. Registrations will open at the end of January 2024.
To register to receive regular updates about the Community Services Industry Plan, the Workforce Coordination Project and activities of the Workforce Coalition Network, please click here.
For any questions or further information, please contact Claudia Butler, Community Services Industry Workforce Coordination Project Manager, on (03) 6169 9513 or via email.