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Manager, Business and Operations

Women's Health in the South East

Join the leading agency in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne for Gender Equity, Women’s Health and Primary Prevention

Become part of a strengthened organisation with a feminist spirit, that is expanding its work in the heat of the most diverse region of Australia.

Work with a caring, supportive and empowered team of professionals that prevents violence against women, seeks to increase the mental health and wellbeing of women, improve sexual and reproductive health and make our region gender equitable.

The Victorian Government has increased the funding of women’s health services across Victoria for the next two years and reformed our guidelines to strengthen and recognise our role as key in the Victorian Public Health System.

With our eyes firmly set on making the best of this opportunity in the short, medium and longer term, WHISE is now recruiting for a Manager, Business and Operations.


WHISE is one of 12 Women’s Health Services that since 1988 have been a key part of the Victorian preventative health infrastructure. These services are providers of gendered health promotion and primary prevention that collectively share a range of priorities.

Funded through the Victorian Government, the Victorian Women’s Health Services:

  • Advocate for the wellbeing of all women across Victoria
  • Promote good health and wellbeing to Victorian women
  • Apply an expert intersectional gendered lens to health issues and systems to improve outcomes for women.
  • Prevent the underlying causes of ill-health and harm for women in Victoria

WHISE works across 10 local government areas from South Melbourne down to the Mornington Peninsula and east to Casey and Cardinia. Our area of work is the Southern Metropolitan Region and is one of the most diverse and expanding regions across Australia.

WHISE proudly works in the South East Region of Melbourne to create equity by learning, educating and advocating for all women. We create positive and productive relationships based on understanding and evidence with leaders, individuals, communities and organisations in our region.


  • We are collaborative and innovative
  • We seek to create long term change to improve the lives of all women in our region
  • We are curious and seek to constantly learn to improve our practice

Our Values are: Learning – Innovation – Collaboration – Integrity - Leadership

WHISE is an Incorporated Association in the State of Victoria (A0026387C) and a registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. WHISE has an equal opportunity exemption and applications for this role and as such this position is open to applicants who identify as women.


This role is a full time, ongoing role.

Part of the WHISE executive, this role has broad direction and exercises managerial responsibility to effectively run the WHISE Business Operations. Reporting to the CEO, this role works with and manages their team, to ensure the smooth running of finance, communications and marketing (including membership) HR, IT functions, asset management, and governance secretariat of WHISE.

The role has accountability for resources and budget associated with this area of the WHISE business and is required to work collaboratively across the whole organisation to realise the mission of WHISE and, its goals. From time to time this role may be required to represent WHISE at events that relate to the business operations of WHISE such as the AGM and meetings in relation to improving the business operations of a Women’s Health Service.


We offer a values based, caring organisation. In addition to offering competitive remuneration, we seek to provide a working environment that is flexible and mindful of the reality of working women’s lived experience.

Our work is evidence based, and mission focused – we work to improve the lives of women. We want our staff to feel that they are engaged with their role and that through their work they are part of a broader network of organisations and people, working to create gender equity for all women.


For further information head to our website https://whise.org.au/ and have a look at our latest annual report https://ar.whise.org.au/

Also you may like to look at our socials:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/whisewomen

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/whisewomen/

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