About Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s Australia (PA) is the national peak body and charity representing more than 100,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. We advocate for the Parkinson’s community on issues of national significance. We work to reduce the impact of Parkinson’s by promoting best practice care to ensure that people can maximise their opportunities to live well and maintain their independence.

We are committed to achieving a Parkinson’s-friendly society where people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and family members are supported, respected, empowered, and engaged in community life.

Parkinson’s Australia is establishing a Consumer Advisory Group and is happy to announce that the expression of interest to become a member are now open. Being a member is a good opportunity represent the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s on issues that are debated in the National arena.

About the role

 

Parkinson’s Australia welcomes people affected by Parkinson’s, to express their interest in being a part of the group. Members will provide input into strategies and initiatives to improve the wellbeing of people affected by Parkinson’s, and to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease.

The Advisory group will meet four times per year via video conferences therefore regardless if you are from regional, rural or remote Australia you can be included.

We are looking for people who have:

  • A background and/or experience working with the Parkinson’s community

  • An ability to represent a broad consumer perspective, beyond personal experience or agenda.

  • An understanding of health care systems and/or other Government support programs.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to build positive partnerships. 

  • A commitment to valuing diversity and to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards in relation to the role.

Applications to join the Parkinson's Australia Consumer Advisory Group are currently open until midnight AEST on Friday 7 August 2020. To register your interest, please email a one page expression of interest to: ceo@parkinsons.org.au   We look forward to seeing your application.

Please contact Patrick Bailey at Parkinson’s Australia

via research@parkinsons.org.au should you have any queries.

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