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Health Promotion Officer

Melton City Council
  • Part Time Fixed Term Position - Until February 2026
  • 2x days per week
  • Band 6 - Salary Range $92,304 to $100,516 per annum pro rata + 11% Super

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a community where everyone belongs. Ours is a vibrant and diverse municipality — one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state-of-the-art amenity and facilities, engaging health and wellbeing options, and support to become active members of our Lifelong Learning City.

We invest in innovation, offering professional and personal development, and generous leave and flexibility to staff, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home in a dynamic setting featuring cafes and retail options set amongst heritage buildings and open green spaces.

The Opportunity

We currently have an exciting VicHealth Local Government Partnership (VLGP) Health Promotion Officer position (reporting to the Team Leader, Health Promotion and Planning) within our Social Planning and Wellbeing team. This is a temporary funded role which will oversee the delivery of the VLGP project aimed at improving health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in the City of Melton.

You will be a proactive and self-motivated person with demonstrated understanding of health promotion principles and the ability to apply your knowledge in a rapidly growing and changing environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and evaluate initiatives which contribute to the Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021 – 2025, as related to the VicHealth Local Government Partnership project, and subsequent plans and projects.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop and implement evidence-based initiatives aimed at improving health and wellbeing of children and young people within the City of Melton.
  • Oversee and facilitate the delivery of VLGP program and project planning, budget management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Deliver high-level internal capacity building for Council staff to increase awareness and understanding of how to support the community in emerging health and social issues.

To view the Position Description, click here.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in health promotion, public health, health sciences, community development, or related discipline with some relevant experience in a similar role, alternatively lesser formal qualifications and substantial relevant experience.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, evaluating, and supporting the sustainability of grant funded health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating health and wellbeing capacity building initiatives with internal staff.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain an Employee Working with Children Check.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

Staff Benefits | Melton City Council

  • 4 weeks and 2 days annual leave (As of 1st of July 2024 will increase to 5 weeks pro rata)*
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave (Super is paid during parental leave)*
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave*
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Melton City Council | Australian Breastfeeding Association)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Subsidised Uniforms

*These benefits are pro rata.

How to Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Daisy Brundell, Team Leader Community Health Promotion on 9747 5795.

A position description is attached.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role. To address the Key Selection Criteria, you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

All successful applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements including but not limited to a satisfactory criminal history record check. Successful applicants must be able to comply with any COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If selected for an interview and you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance.

Melton City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and has Zero tolerance for child abuse. Melton City Council is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is at the centre of our everyday thinking and service delivery.

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