About Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

Children’s Health Queensland is a specialist statewide Hospital and Health Service dedicated to caring for children and young people from across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

A recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research, Children’s Health Queensland delivers tertiary-level care in the Queensland Children’s Hospital, alongside an integrated network of community-based child and youth health, and mental health services across Queensland, including specialist outreach and telehealth services.

Children’s Health Queensland is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people through world-class care, research, advocacy and leadership. It delivers person-centred care in family homes, at schools, in regional hospital and remote communities – sharing its expertise and knowledge so every child can get the best care, closer to home.

Children’s Health Queensland’s network of care includes:

  • The Queensland Children’s Hospital
  • Jacaranda Place
  • The Ellen Barron Family Centre
  • Child and Youth Community Health Service
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service, and
  • statewide specialist outreach and telehealth services

Children’s Health Queensland HHS employs approximately 4,110 FTE staff and has an operating budget of $991 million for 2023-24.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

The Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board considers skills and expertise in the areas listed below as highly desirable for a member or Chair:

  • Chartered Accountant/CPA
  • Strategic ICT
  • Public sector
  • Community and NFP

Other skills, knowledge or experience that may be required as set out in the legislation include (but are not limited to):

  • Expertise in Business management
  • Expertise in Financial management
  • Expertise in Human Resource management
  • Clinical expertise and Clinician
  • Legal expertise
  • Academia in HHS operations

We strongly encourage First Nations people, women, people with expertise in multiculturalism, young people and people with disabilities to apply.

Board Members are key leaders in their local communities. They fulfil important internal governance obligations in relation to the oversight of HHS operations and will often represent the HHS at meetings, events and community activities. These additional activities may occur outside standard business hours.

The geographical areas of Hospital and Health Services are large and additional time commitment may be required by Board Members to accommodate travel to local communities and facilities. This is particularly the case for HHSs located in regional areas.

The approximate time commitment for these positions is five days per fortnight for Chairs and three days per fortnight for Members.

Further information regarding Children’s Health Queensland HHS is available: www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/

For more information on how to apply please download the Applicant Information Pack.

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CHQHHS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land across Queensland, and pays respect to First Nations Elders past, present and future and actively encourages applications from First Nations peoples.

If you require any assistance or adjustments to this application process to enable you to apply for the advertised role, please contact an Executive Quarter team member on 0497 499 749 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion.