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Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer - Bendigo

Employer: University of Melbourne
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, GLBTI & Sexual Health, Health Promotion, Project Management
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 27 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Job no: 0048072
  • Work type: Fixed Term
  • Location: Other
  • Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
  • Salary: $81,588 - $88,315 (HEW 6)
  • Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - 17% superannuation

About the role

The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health established a Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) in 2009. This Centre is funded by the Department of Health until June 2020, with an aim to improve access to, and delivery of sexual health services in rural Victoria.

The Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer implements sexual health and wellbeing projects and initiatives with communities in the Loddon Mallee region and the health, youth and education workforce, to contribute to the development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of sexual health and wellbeing projects and initiatives. 0.6 -0.8 position with the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health, Department of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne. Based in Bendigo.

The position will be based in the CERSH office in Bendigo (la Trobe University Flora Hill campus) but will also involve travel throughout rural and regional Victoria.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience in project implementation in the health and/or community fields with a thorough understanding of sexual health issues in rural Victoria. High level of interpersonal skills with an ability to exercise initiative in a dynamic work environment is essential. Excellent written, communication and documentation skills with an ability to work with a minimal level of supervision is also required.

Under the direction of the Senior Health Promotion Manager, the Project Officer will ensure that the health promotion resources of (CERSH) are appropriately used for developing and delivering evidence-informed health promotion and prevention through: Project Coordination; Building Workforce Engagement and Capacity for Sexual Health Promotion; Knowledge Building and Dissemination; Leadership and Co-ordination; Planning, Evaluation and Reporting duties.

  • A relevant tertiary degree (e.g. Health Promotion, Education, Public Health, Community Development, Social Work), with significant experience in a similar senior role is essential
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment
  • Previous work experience in sexual health and rural locations is desirable
  • A current driver’s licence conforming to State legislation is required as travel to locations not accessible by public transport will be required

**Please refer to the Position Description via the application link for more details


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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