Expressions of Interest: Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Committee

Expressions of interest are invited from members of the community, who either work
for an organisation in suicide prevention and/or have an interest in suicide prevention for
a voluntary position with the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Committee (TSPC).

Appointment will be from February 2010 for a period of up to three years. Applicants are
welcome from anywhere in the State as travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Committee has representatives from all levels of
Government, from the University of Tasmania and from General Practice. The TSPC
has three community representative positions, with one becoming vacant at the end of
each year.

The Mission Statement for the TSPC is to reduce the incidence and overall impact of
suicide on the Tasmanian population and adopts a whole of government and community
approach to suicide prevention. Preference will be given to an individual who can
give broad representation of the community and has linkages within the community
services sector.

The TSPC also plays a key role in identifying priorities and making recommendations to
Government, overseeing statistics and research and keeping key stakeholders informed
on latest developments and programs in suicide prevention throughout the State.
Please forward your Expressions of Interest outlining knowledge, skills and experience
relevant to the position, including a statement outlining your reason for applying, along
with your curriculum vitae including two referee contacts. 

Please mark your application ‘Private and Confidential’ and submit by COB Wednesday 23 December 2009 to:

Janette Papps
Senior Policy Consultant, Suicide Prevention
Statewide & Mental Health Services
GPO Box 125
HOBART TAS 7001.
or email janette.papps@dhhs.tas.gov.au
For a copy of the TSPC’s Terms of Reference and further information contact
Janette Papps, phone 6230 7784 or via email or see dhhs.tas.gov.au