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Program Officer Future Workforce

Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV)

About the business

RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency Victoria) is a non-profit government funded organisation improving healthcare for rural, regional and Aboriginal communities in Victoria. At RWAV we create sustainable health workforce models that support Victoria's rural, regional and Aboriginal communities. In drawing upon trusted relationships, smart data and best practice we establish models that are capable, connected and tailored to the communities we serve.

About the role

RWAV is seeking to appoint an outstanding Program Officer - Future Workforce to cover a 12 Months Maternity Leave Contract. This role will lead the future workforce strategy for RWAV. You will be a self-starter and customer focused, with a can-do attitude in this busy and rewarding role with a fantastic team and great culture.

Key Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide expert and timely advice to the Manager on the RWAV future workforce strategy including innovative approaches for engaging with students, early career professionals and Rural Bonded Medical Scholars.
  • Design, implement and evaluate initiatives focused on informing and supporting Rural Bonded Medical Scholars, students and early career health professionals.
  • Proactively lead the implementation of the John Flynn Placement Program in Victoria in accordance with the program guidelines.
  • Act as the point of contact for students and early career health professionals seeking information on a career in rural Victoria and wishing to engage with RWAV.
  • Coordinate conferences and events aimed at promoting the uptake of health careers in rural Victoria including designing and delivering presentations that promote RWAV and the RWAV Future Workforce objectives.
  • Build and develop stakeholder networks and foster opportunities that encourage stakeholder engagement and enhance RWAV brand promotion.
  • Other duties as directed by manager in accordance with the priorities of RWAV or the activity work plans for funded programs and consistent with the skills required for the role.
  • The roles and responsibilities will be reviewed periodically to ensure alignment with RWAV strategic priorities and contractual requirements.

Benefits and perks

As an employer of choice, RWAV offers the following employee benefits:

  • FBT-exempt salary packaging options
  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work from home
  • Access to a monthly RDO

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualification and demonstrated experience in project and event planning, management and stakeholder engagement within the health sector. You will possess highly developed project and administration skills, with superior presentation skills including highly developed communication, written and public speaking skills. A holder of a current driver’s license with the ability to travel to regional and rural parts of Victoria is a must.

Please note you will be required to provide Certification of tertiary qualifications and a National Police check is required prior to commencement in the position.

Contact details

For further information regarding this role please refer to the attached position description​ or contact Lauren Khawam at hr@rwav.com.au, using the subject line: Program Officer Future Workforce enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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