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Membership Project Officer

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council

Bring your energy & lived experience to support VMIAC’s efforts to build the collective power of consumers to lead systemic change of Victoria Mental Health & Wellbeing services.


Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) is Victoria’s peak body for people who have a lived experience of mental health or emotional challenges. We are run by consumers, for consumers.

Your lived experience and those of other consumers matters.

VMIAC is going through a period of growth and is wanting to build and extend relationships with consumers who’ve been excluded from and/or marginalised by and within Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing service system.

We have three new roles which are pivotal to ensuring VMIAC and the Department of Health hears from and utilises consumers' expertise it seeks to rebuild the mental health and wellbeing system following recommendations from the Royal Commission to Mental Health.


Applicants must have lived experience of mental health issue, emotional distress and/or of being a consumer of mental health services.

We strongly encourage people with lived experience of mental illness and/or emotional distress from the following background/s to apply:

  • First Nations
  • Refugee and asylum seeker
  • People of colour (often referred to as culturally and linguistically diverse)
  • Public housing residents
  • LGBTQI+ and/or
  • A disability

VMIAC recognises the relationship between colonisation, racism, ablism, Islamophobia, classism as forms of discrimination which harm people’s mental health and wellbeing.


The Membership Project Officer position is:

  • A 12-month contract
  • A SCHADS Level 5 position, plus superannuation
  • A 0.8 EFT position
  • Salary Packaging options are available

The Membership Project Officer will work with the Membership team to update and develop VMIAC’s policies and procedures, evaluation, and business systems. You will need exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills, a passion for embedding lived experience in organisational practices as VMIAC grows its capacity to serve members and for consumers to drive systemic reform of Victoria’s Mental Health and Wellbeing services.


  • Utilising project management skills to map, manage and implement multiple strategic activities related to consumer involvement in the reform of Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system
  • Updating and/or creating policies and procedures to support the growth of VMIAC’s membership and Consumer Register
  • Ensuring VMIAC’s policies, procedures and practices with consumers are culturally affirmative
  • Collaborating with others for the development of a community engagement strategy
  • Providing high level administrational support for the team respond to strategic opportunities and operate in a fast-paced environment

To learn more about VMIAC please check out our website here to learn more about our values, history and vision. Please read about the consumer register and membership as this role will be involved in these two initiatives.

More information

If you would like more information, please contact Chantelle Higgs (She/her), Membership lead via (M) 0421 938 514 or (E) Chantelle.Higgs@vmiac.org.au using the subject line: Membership Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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