DEPN Advisory Body Member
The establishment of the Defence Employee Partnering Network (DEPN) by the Department of Defence (Defence) recognises the importance of securing a high-quality workforce that addresses future capability requirements. The role of DEPN is to provide advice and strategic direction on securing and building a high value, skilled reserve and part-time workforce through partnerships with industry. This helps to ensure that support from industry is built and supported, whilst serving ADF members are valued and supported to balance their dual employment, maintaining a career as well as their attachment to Defence.
The DEPN will enhance Defence capability by providing strategic links to industry and employers, as well as advice and recommendations regarding specific investigative projects to the Chief of the Defence Force through Reserve and Youth Division. This advice is intended to inform Defence strategic policy developments to enhance the recruitment, retention and utilisation of the part-time workforce.
The Chair and Advisory Body members are accountable to the Chief of the Defence Force through the Head of Reserve and Youth Division. The inaugural DEPN will comprise of a Chair, eight (8x) Advisory Body members and one ex-officio member, the Head of Reserve and Youth Division. The combined skills and attributes of DEPN Members, as well as diversity of background and experience, will ensure Defence has access to a broad range of pre-eminent advisors with extensive knowledge and experience beyond the Defence sector.
The Chair is the first position of the DEPN to be appointed and will be followed by selection of the other Body Members in early 2020.
Members of the DEPN will be appointed for their expertise and are expected to draw upon this expertise to fulfil their Advisory Body duties. Members with particular expertise may be asked to coordinate Working Groups when nominated by the Network Chair.
Members are expected to actively participate in DEPN activities and to attend a majority of scheduled meetings as advised by the Secretariat on behalf of the Chair. Members are expected to prepare for meetings and to give advanced notice to the Enabling Support team if they will not be available for a meeting.
Members are expected to meet the deadlines agreed upon by the DEPN and to inform the Enabling Support team if these deadlines are unable to be met.
Members should be prepared to answer reasonable questions regarding DEPN work.
Members are expected to act with integrity in maintaining the terms and conditions of the Deed of Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest. Members must avoid or declare any personal conflicts of interest as soon as they are known.
Download the Candidate Information Pack and Application Form here and forward the completed form with a brief Board CV to Jo Fisher or David Baber of Fisher Leadership at DEPN@fisherleadership.com quoting reference DEPabm1219.