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Coordinator Health and Wellbeing - Bannockburn

Golden Plains Shire Council

Job No: GP573

Location: Bannockburn

  • Contribute to the development of one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions
  • Salary package between $104-$116,000 including superannuation
  • Permanent full time

Are you looking to turn your health planning and promotion experience into a new and exciting professional leadership opportunity?

Are you passionate about working with partners and stakeholders to support, protect and improve the health and wellbeing of communities?

Golden Plains Shire Council (GPSC) is seeking a dynamic Coordinator Health and Wellbeing to undertake the planning and delivery of coordinated and integrated health and wellbeing initiatives as a leader of the Health and Wellbeing team.

We’re not your average council.

Situated between Victoria’s two largest regional cities, Geelong and Ballarat, Golden Plains Shire’s Civic Centre in Bannockburn is only a 70 minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

With a population of 23,722 people and growth rate of 2.6% per annum, Golden Plains Shire is one of Victoria fastest-growing rural councils.

GPSC is uniquely placed as the only Local Government to receive Integrated Health Promotion Funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an ongoing health and wellbeing program tailored to the local needs and circumstances of its community.

We’re not looking for an average candidate.

The Coordinator Health and Wellbeing will lead, support and guide Council’s Health and Wellbeing team and drive the development, implementation and evaluation of the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025. With experience in evidence-based strategic health planning and policy development, you will utilise strong data analysis, communication, facilitation and engagement skills to build partnerships and programs that deliver on health and wellbeing priorities.

This is a real opportunity to help shape the future of a growing community.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have previous experience in a similar role. We are also looking for someone who has:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the social sciences or related discipline (e.g. health promotion, community development, or social planning).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and undertake comprehensive strategic health planning and policy development for the preparation and delivery of the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.
  • A sound understanding of frameworks for achieving positive health and wellbeing outcomes and substantial experience in developing health and wellbeing programs.
  • An understanding of the issues associated with rural communities and health and wellbeing status.
  • Substantial experience in program evaluation, contract management, budgeting and staff management.
  • The capacity to co-ordinate programs and partnerships; working both collaboratively and autonomously; and liaising with diverse stakeholders to negotiate satisfactory outcomes.

What’s in it for you

At Golden Plains Shire Council, we promote diversity and want to develop a workplace that reflects the community in which we operate. We offer professional development and networking opportunities to staff as well as free onsite parking.

You can also:

  • Join a values-driven and community-focused organisation;
  • Opportunity to salary sacrifice a company vehicle;
  • Contribute to a broad scope of work;
  • Take a monthly RDO (19 day month);
  • Make the most of professional development opportunities.

How to apply:

Applications are now open for this exciting professional opportunity and we welcome contact from interested candidates.  Applications for this role must include a cover letter and CV and will be required to address the Key Selection Criteria.  A copy of the Position Description can be found here.

For more information on the role, you can contact Ben Jordan, Manager Corporate and Community Planning on 0400 809 013.

Golden Plains Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe Employer.  We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We are striving to build a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. We recognise our proactive duty to ensure compliance with equal opportunity, child safe and other workplace-related legislation, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination. 

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