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Director Strategy, Advocacy and Community Engagement


Employer: Women's Health West
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Women's Organisations & Services, Advocacy & Campaigns, Management, Community Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 08 August, 2019.
Applications close: 29 August, 2019. (Expired)

Women’s Health West provides specialist family violence services to women and their children. We also run prevention programs that promote equity and justice for women and girls in Melbourne’s west. Women’s Health West is one of Victoria’s only organisations that provides services and programs that encompass the family violence continuum - from primary prevention, to early intervention and response. Due to an increase in demand for our services, Women’s Health West has experienced considerable growth over the past two years. We currently employ over 100 staff within both our main office in Footscray, and outpost locations across the western metropolitan region. Due to growth and staff movement we currently have a position available for a Director Strategy, Advocacy and Community Engagement.

About the role

The position is permanent, either 1 or 0.8 EFT. The role is positioned within the executive team, reports directly to the CEO and has three direct reports. This pivotal role is responsible for strategically positioning WHW as a collaborative and influential organisation. The role leads two large regional primary prevention partnerships and has oversight of health promotion activities to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of women in Melbourne’s west.

What we require

You will hold tertiary qualifications in gender studies, health promotion, community development or social work, with relevant post-graduate qualifications highly regarded. You will have a strong understanding of the social determinants of women’s health, communications, and strong planning and leadership experience, as well as have experience leading and managing a team. Also have proven experience in fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and respect, supporting WHW achieve our vision of equity and justice for women in the west.

Base salary for full time $107,672 (part time pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation and personal use of a serviced vehicle or car allowance. Generous salary packaging options available.

Why join Women’s Health West?

Women’s Health West is a feminist organisation and culturally aligns to feminist values and practices. Women’s Health West’s staff enjoy numerous benefits, including ongoing professional development and training, flexible working conditions, and access to and Employee Assistance Program.

Women’s Health West has a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we work with. We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of cultural diversity and social inclusion.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTI.

How to apply for this job

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