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Sexual Violence Prevention Program Lead

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
  • Convenient Sydney Location
  • Flexible Working Options
  • Role is available part-time 0.6, fixed term contract until 30/06/24
  • Work to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ communities at a national level
  • Salary – SCHADS Level 6 pro rata plus superannuation plus salary packaging

About Us

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse people and communities.

LHA works with legislators, policy makers and service providers to help them understand and address the needs of LGBTIQ+ people and communities. We support LHA members to have a stronger policy voice and partner with researchers across the country on issues of LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing.

About The Role

The Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program Lead is responsible for the successful and professional management of LHA’s SVP program. The core focus of this role is to ensure that LHA’s SVP program is delivered to the highest standard and is guided by current research and models of best practice. As a peak body, LHA is not a direct service or program provider, LHA works with partners across Australia to deliver programs and initiatives with LHA providing high level national coordination. This role requires demonstrated high level project and partnership management experience.

A key objective of this role is to represent LHA in the broader service system relative to sexual violence prevention (SVP), intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic and family violence (DFV). The role requires high-level leadership and representational skills and management experience with an ability to build the capacity of LHA and its member organisations to engage effectively in SVP, IPV and DFV specific to LGBTIQ+ communities.

This position sits in LHA’s leadership team and will work closely with LHA’s policy and research and mental health and suicide prevention programs to ensure integration and strategic decision making across the organisations’ work. As a national health peak, LHA is committed to strong leadership and building the capacity of member organisations and external stakeholders to address broader structural inequities impacting the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ communities. The work of this role is guided by the key performance indicators in LHA’s program contracts.

All staff are required to ensure that within their role and delivery of their work, they consider and incorporate the needs of the LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, BrotherBoys and SisterGirls.

To be considered for this role, you will have the following experience and qualifications;


  • Minimum three years executive management experience in health, education, or human services and/or extensive experience in health/welfare management, especially in the NGO sector.
  • Tertiary qualifications with relevant experience in relation to mental health and wellbeing, education, social science or other relevant field.

Experience Required

  • Demonstrated experience in high level project and strategic partnership management skills
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record of high-level program coordination, strategic program implementation including the development, implementation and evaluation of violence prevention projects within a community organisation context.
  • Contemporary knowledge of risk issues impacting the propensity of sexual violence in LGBTIQ+ communities.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of national violence prevention frameworks and plans.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of research and best practice relative to national violence prevention strategies
  • Good ability to work across LGBTIQ+ communities with diverse intersectionality’s
  • Awareness and understanding of the health disparities that impact LGBTIQ+ communities, for example, social inclusion, minority stress, mental and social health
  • Knowledge of the current health disparities and issues affecting indigenous LGBTIQ+ BrotherBoy and SisterGirl communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to human rights for LGBTIQ+ people and communities.
  • Experience in working effectively and collaboratively in a small team environment, with minimal supervision

Computer Skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Planner and Nation-builder platforms.

A position description is attached.

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