Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW Membership – Enrolled Nurse Vacancy

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The Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) is inviting applications from Enrolled Nurses interested in becoming a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Council) is an independent statutory body established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (NSW). There are 15 Health Professional Councils in NSW. The Governor of NSW appoints members recommended by the Minister for Health.

The Councils’ main responsibility is to protect the health and safety of the public. Councils do this by working in partnership with the Health Care Complaints Commission to manage complaints about the health, performance and/or conduct of registered practitioners in NSW.

Position available:     

  • Membership Type: 1 practitioner – Enrolled Nurse      
  • Term commences: 1 July 2024    

Closing date: 9am, Friday 1 March 2024

Further information:

For more information about the role, click here.

For questions about the application and selection process, you can contact:

Name:             Fiona Hanley, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, HPCA

Phone:            02 9879 2238


You can find more information about the Council and see the Council's latest annual report on our website.

Am I eligible to apply?

To be a practitioner member of the Council you need to be:

  • a registered Enrolled Nurse
  • available to attend monthly Council meetings, held in person or virtually
  • fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine (two doses) unless medically contraindicated

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The HPCA and NSW Health Professional Councils are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and ensuring equitable representation on Councils. Women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, LGBTIQ+ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For information about the NSW Health Professional Councils and HPCA Aboriginal Cultural Safety Strategy click here.

How long is the term of appointment?

  • Council members are appointed for a term of up to three years and are eligible for reappointment for a maximum period of nine years.
  • The term will commence on 1 July 2024.

How do I apply?

Please email the following documents to by 9am, Friday 1 March 2024

  • expression of interest form, including the name and contact details of two referees
  • a covering letter or brief statement addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than three pages for practitioner member applications or four pages for practitioner and President/Deputy President applications)
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae (no more than five pages)

Your application cannot be considered if you do not include the above three documents.

Selection criteria

Applications must address each of the following selection criteria:

  1. Professional expertise as a registered Enrolled Nurse, in clinical practice such as mental health, acute or chronic care, aged care, community, practice or cosmetic nursing.
  2. The capacity to actively participate as a member of Council in the regulation of registered health practitioners to protect the public including evidence of integrity, independence, impartiality, good judgement, and social awareness.
  3. High level of oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills including influencing and negotiating.
  4. Demonstrated experience or capacity to work collaboratively and productively as a member of Council.

Referee reports

Please include the name and contact details of two referees. Your referees should be able to discuss your skills, qualifications and fit with responsibilities of a Council member.