Consumer Committees

Would you like to join a Consumer Advisory Committee?

Lung Foundation Australia is calling for Expression of Interests to join one of our Consumer Advisory Committees.

Consumers are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe the consumer voice is essential in helping us achieve our Mission. As the organisation has grown substantially over the last ten years to include a diverse suite of lung conditions and diseases, so has the breadth and depth of our programs, research agenda and activities.

This growth presents an exciting opportunity to expand our Consumer Advisory Committees to help us as we move towards the next phase of our work.

What are the Consumer Committees?

The committees assist the organisation and Board by providing strategic advice on matters related to lung disease and lung health, through representing the interests of their lung disease and providing insight into the lived experience.

The committees may be asked to provide advice on a variety of issues and topics across the areas of information, support, research, advocacy and community awareness. Responsibilities include:

  • To provide Lung Foundation Australia advice on lived experience with lung disease including the pressure points and impacts across the consumer journey.
  • To advise and provide feedback on information, resources, campaigns and marketing activities used by Lung Foundation Australia to raise awareness of the prevalence, burden and consequences of lung disease.
  • To review and be involved in the design, planning, implementation and maintenance of services and information resources.
  • To identify and prioritise areas requiring advocacy and fundraising.
  • To develop annual work plans to guide activity.

To represent the many disease areas we cover, Lung Foundation Australia is calling for expressions of interest to join the following committees:

  • Chronic Lung Disease Advisory Committee – representing COPD and Chronic Lung Conditions
  • Lung Cancer Advisory Committee
  • Rare Lung Disease Advisory Committee – representing Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
  • Parents of Children with Rare Lung Disease Advisory Committee
  • Bronchiectasis Advisory Committee

Why should I be involved?

Becoming a member of a consumer committee will allow individuals to be part of a passionate group of like-minded people, working together to improve the outcomes of lung disease. Members will meet and engage with individuals who have experience and understanding of the effects of these conditions, providing a unique perspective which will assist in driving change within the lung disease space.

What is expected of a Lung Foundation Australia Committee Member?

Members will be representative of all those impacted by lung disease, including patients, family members, carers and friends.

Lung Foundation Australia are seeking individuals with a thorough understanding of their disease area, are passionate about Lung Foundation’s mission and objectives, and who are open, honest and accountable.

All members will receive a formal induction from Lung Foundation Australia at the start of their tenure and will be expected to attend 2-4 meetings per calendar year.

The role of a member is voluntary, and Lung Foundation Australia will cover all reasonable travel and accommodation expenses related directly to in person attendance at official committee meetings.

Where can I find more information?

You are welcome to contact the Lung Foundation Australia to discuss further, email Kirsten Phillips on kirstenp@lungfoundation.com.au.

Next steps

A full review of the applications will be undertaken over the coming weeks, where you will be contacted with the outcome of your application.

How do I apply?

Please read the full Expression of Interest before applying, here.

To view the full Terms of Reference, please click here.

To submit an Expression of Interest, click  here.