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Public Service Commission Inclusion Council

Information about the Inclusion Council, benefits of participating, and the nomination process

Nominations to join the Inclusion Council have now closed and are being assessed. 

About the Inclusion Council

The Inclusion Council will be an influential advisory group representing a broad range of demographic groups from across the sector to constructively advise on a range of PSC diversity and inclusion programs and policies.

Council members will contribute to discussions and use an intersectional approach to provide strategic advice on diversity policies and programs, challenge assumptions and represent their community’s lived experiences to inform sound decision making.

The Council will be advisory and will not make decisions or govern diversity and inclusion strategy.

The Council will consist of up to 16 members, with no quotas for any diversity group.

Participate and represent your community

Council members will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide strategic advice on a range of diversity and inclusion strategies. When we work together, we have greater impact on diversity and inclusion in the public sector.
  • Proactively identify common challenges across the sector and be meaningfully listened to.
  • Provide a representative voice on areas of commonality and intersection of employee experience.
  • Assist the PSC to consider the lived experience from many different demographic groups.


Successful nominees have:

  • Skills and expertise to represent collective views of one or more diversity groups, coupled with lived experience.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of key public sector diversity and inclusion priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience and capabilities to drive workplace diversity and inclusion.

Successful nominees will attend quarterly Inclusion Council meetings during work hours.

Please note, this is a voluntary, unpaid position with a term of up to two years.

Nomination process

Nominations to join the Inclusion Council have now closed.

Shortlisted nominees will have a conversation scheduled with the NSW Public Service Commissioner or delegate, the Director of Workforce Inclusion and Experience, and a senior public sector employee who identifies with one of the demographic groups listed in the nomination form.

Manager approval will be sought for the successful nominee to participate, and agency Secretaries will endorse candidates for appointment to the Inclusion Council.

A talent pool will be created to fill any future temporary or ongoing vacancies on the Council.

As part of the selection process, we may seek verification of the experience, skills and qualifications you provide in your application from your nominated referee(s) or educational institution. 

Reasonable adjustments

Candidates can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the process. Please discuss your reasonable adjustment needs with Dani Gowan, HR Advisor, via email or on 02 9494 8309, or note it in your nomination form.

Further information

For questions about the role, please contact Donna Fox, Principal Advisor Employee Experience, via email or on 02 9272 6066.

The NSW Government is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage nominations from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace.