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  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesAlcohol and Other Drugs, Health Promotion, Community Development, Project Management
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsCanberra & ACT
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 04 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 16 Dec 2019
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Health Promotion Officer

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education
Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesAlcohol and Other Drugs, Health Promotion, Community Development, Project Management
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsCanberra & ACT
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 04 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 16 Dec 2019

About FARE

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol.

Alcohol harm in Australia is significant. Nearly 6,000 lives are lost every year and more than 144,000 people are hospitalised making alcohol one of our nation’s greatest preventive health challenges. For more than a decade, FARE has been working with communities, governments, health professionals and police across the country to stop alcohol harm.

Health promotion is an integral part of FARE’s strategic plan to stop alcohol harm. FARE has a strong track record of delivering effective and innovative health promotion programs at national, state and local level.

The Opportunity

Recent project grants awarded means that we are growing the health promotion team and seeking to employ a Health Promotion Officer to work within the health promotion team on a range of ACT-based projects.

The role involves responsibility for delivering key project outputs ranging from project development and implementation to evaluation and reporting. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated person who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

The position reports to the Director, Policy, Research and Health Promotion.

Key responsibilities

  • Project management of health promotion projects, including ensuring the projects meet their milestones within budget.
  • Liaison with project funders including providing project updates and reporting against project milestones.
  • Establishing relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders including in the community, workplaces, health and government sectors.
  • Development and coordination of project resources for the public and other audiences.
  • Undertaking quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and summarising this data in written reports of publishable quality.
  • Coordinating the development of project evaluation, including liaising with data custodians and researchers.

Skills and experience

Applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health promotion, public health, community development or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of public health approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and evaluate health promotion projects
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including health professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a small team.
  • Sound oral communications skills, including experience in public speaking and delivering presentations.
  • Effective written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to synthesise complex information into concise briefs, reports and project documents.

Experience in using social media for health promotion or community engagement is desirable.

This is a 12 month contract position. Part-time would be considered.

Salary $65,000 - $75,000 subject to skills and experience.

How to apply

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter of no more than 500 words indicating their suitability for the position, along with a CV.

For more information, call Susan Hickson on (02) 6122 8600.

Please submit your application by email to danielle.kerlin@fare.org.au: Health Promotion Officer application via EthicalJobs.

Please apply by Monday 16 December 2019.

The successful applicant will be able to access salary sacrificing options available to a health promotion charity. FARE is located in Deakin (ACT) and offers a friendly, collaborative work environment.

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