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Posted on 28 Sep 2022
Maternity and newborn

We are establishing a Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network (LHN) to bring together clinicians, consumers, health services, academics and other thought leaders to review relevant data and evidence and improve the experiences and outcomes for everyone receiving maternity care in Victoria. 

Who should apply? 

We are looking for a Consumer Lead with lived experience in receiving maternity care in Victoria, who can advocate for others and is interested in developing their leadership skills to join our LHN, and work with us to make sure that consumer experiences and perspectives are pivotal to all our Maternity and Newborn LHN activities. 

Who are we looking for?

Are you someone who is:

  • Passionate about improving consumer engagement and participation in health care
  • Recognised for your deep understanding of patient/consumer experience in maternity settings and your commitment to improving the safety and quality of health care in Victoria
  • An effective communicator with strong stakeholder engagement and collaboration skills

If this is you, we’d love to hear from you!   

Why you should apply 

This opportunity will enable you to: 

  • Use your valuable experiences in receiving maternity care to provide a specialised consumer-focused lens to shape our approach and priorities 
  • Co-chair the Maternity and Newborn LHN Advisory Group and develop your ability to influence better outcomes and experiences for consumers receiving maternity care across the State 
  • Participate in networking within SCV and the Victorian maternity healthcare sector. 

How to apply 

Please read the Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network, Centre of Clinical Excellence Consumer Lead Position description and Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network Advisory Group Terms of Reference before submitting your application. 
To apply please email your application to, include ‘Consumer Lead Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network’ in the subject line and attach:

  • One-page cover letter 
  • Current curriculum vitae (maximum of four pages). 

Applications close 5 pm Monday 17 October 2022. 

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact:  

Simone Pike, Acting Manager, Maternity and Newborn Learning Health Network. 
(03) 8633 4604 

Page last updated: 29 Sep 2022