Community Council - Expression of Interest

The EIS Health Board is now seeking Expressions of Interest to be a member of the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN Community Council. The term of appointment is one year for new appointments and two years for re-appointments. This helps ensure continuity on the Council.

The Council comprises consumer and community representatives living or working within the CESPHN catchment area. The size of the Council reflects the size and diversity of the region.

The Community Council provides strategic advice to the Board of the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN to:

  • Ensure that decisions, investments, and innovations are person-centred, cost-effective, locally relevant and aligned to local health care experiences and expectations
  • Assist in identifying service gaps
  • Provide direction and leadership in relation to the integration of consumer, carer and community views into levels of primary health service operations, planning and policy development
  • Advocate on behalf of communities, consumers and carers
  • Increase consumer, carer and community participation and engagement in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN region

The Community Council aims to provide practical advice on how Board strategy might be more successfully or more easily implemented and effectiveness assessed.

Council meetings consider current issues in the PHN or region. These issues may be identified by the Board, the PHN or Council members themselves. The PHN will also seek advice from the Council on key strategic documents outside of Council meetings.

The Council meets bi-monthly for two hours. One of these meetings is the annual strategic planning workshop. To facilitate attendance, meetings are held in the afternoon (4.15pm start and 6.15pm close) at our Mascot office.

Members will be remunerated by the PHN for meeting attendance. If members are otherwise salaried/remunerated by other organisations for their time on the Council, then no further remuneration from the PHN shall apply. Members are required to declare this to the PHN upon responding to the EOI and/or the commencement of their membership on the Council.

Key attributes for members of the Community Council are as follows:

  • strong community networks and good understanding of health issues
  • ability to actively contribute and challenge in a group environment
  • strategic thinker, visionary and have the ability to take a whole-of-system view
  • ability to balance the needs of different populations
  • ability to assess complex issues and recommend appropriate strategies.


Click here to view the Community Council Terms of Reference.

Click here to view the Code of Conduct for the Community Council. 

Application and appointment process

Fill out this Expression of Interest form and submit it to Sue Moxon by Wednesday 5 December 2018.  Applications will be considered by an assessment panel with appointments confirmed by the Board of Directors at their December meeting. If you have any questions relating to the CESPHN Community Council, please contact Sue Moxon on or on 1300 986 991.

Appointments from Local Health Districts and Networks to the Council will occur via a separate process.