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Engagement Officer

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • Do you have knowledge and experience with Primary Health Care?
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with stakeholders and community to improve community health outcomes
  • Looking for an experienced communicator with strong engagement skills

Take a lead role in the implementation of strategies, policies, activities, resources, materials and plans for consumer and stakeholder engagement for SEMPHN.


  • Part-time (0.8 FTE), maximum term until January 2022
  • Located in a modern office at Heatherton.

About the role

The Engagement Officer role engages with stakeholders and consumers to improve community health outcomes for people in the SEMPHN catchment.

The focus of the Engagement Officer role is to develop programs of activity which support SEMPHN’s communication and engagement with consumers and community, partnerships with stakeholders, as well as providing guidance to the broader organisation on engagement related activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the Community Engagement Plan
  • Connect with relevant consumer, carer and community organisations to connect with people with lived experience and co-design opportunities for SEMPHN programs
  • Identify opportunities for promotion of activities of organisational outcomes to SEMPHN’s stakeholders
  • Establish strong and effective partnerships with service providers, consumers and carers, community groups and other key stakeholders
  • Provide project coordination for all aspects of project delivery, including communications support.

Qualifications, Skills and experience

To be successful in this opportunity you must have relevant qualifications in social sciences, community engagement, stakeholder management or communications and/or extensive experience in community engagement or public health, knowledge of Primary Health Care, ability to prioritise, strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with confidence to present, capacity to build rapport in person and over the phone with people of all ages and stages, including community members, General Practices and stakeholders as well as proven ability to liaise effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds

With this fantastic opportunity you will need to be a self-starter, work effectively under general direction and as part of a team, comfortable with engaging and communicating face to face with community groups, good writing skills and strong attention to detail, especially with project reporting, good organisational skills and work to deliver projects within deadlines.


At South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN), we are leaders, facilitators and influencers towards the shared goal of better primary health care. We are funded by the Australian Government to help people in south east Melbourne get the health care they need, when and where they need it.

Please review the position description for further details about the role.

Benefits of working with SEMPHN

  • Generous salary packaging and leave entitlements
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • A friendly and highly supportive work environment

How to apply

To view the position description please see below or visit http://www.semphn.org.au/careers

For further information please contact recruitment@semphn.org.au, using the subject line: Engagement Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please apply through EthicalJobs.

Apply ASAP

We thank you for your interest in the role and our organisation, however only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted.

SEMPHN promotes a workplace that values fairness, respect and social and cultural diversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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