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Community Development Worker - Wangaratta

Women's Health Goulburn North East
  • Contract to 30 June 2024


Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) is a proudly feminist organisation, supporting the creation of equal, just and resilient communities that lead change towards women’s empowerment, women’s health, the prevention of violence against women and ultimately, gender equality, in rural and regional Victoria.

Our work addresses the harms of binary gender norms and practices to achieve long-term gender equality. We apply a gendered lens to the factors and environments that shape women’s health and wellbeing in rural and regional Victoria. Our expertise is in gender justice and climate change, gender equity, the prevention of violence against women and sexual and reproductive health rights.

Our experienced staff are local leaders in the field of gender equity and shared learning. We make our expertise accessible to our communities through highly regarded research, resources and toolkits. We are alert to the political environment, and work to uphold and advance women’s rights by influencing policy and planning. We work alongside women to listen to and amplify experiences of health to raise awareness, change attitudes, and influence system response.

We also work with community groups, organisations and workplaces to develop and deliver information and practical tools, consultations, coaching, tailored training, workshops and facilitated conversations.

Our work is focused on cultural changes that leads us towards gender equality. We believe this good work starts with us, so we have developed a set of values that guide how we work together as a team, and how we work within our communities. We feel it’s important that we model what these values look like in practice, and therefore are considered a core part of our work.

WHGNE has a flexible working policy and as such, employees may elect to work from home, or from another convenient location.

However, the designated place of work is the WHGNE office in Wangaratta and staff are expected to be able to attend the office in person as required.


The Community Development Worker position contributes to planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of strategies that support the organisation’s Integrated Health Promotion plan, including the associated project plan for the Women Gathering project.

Reporting to the Strategic Operations Manager, this role also contributes to the successful delivery of community development and engagement initiatives delivered by WHGNE to regional stakeholders. The Worker will be part of a small team of women who plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and gender equality strategies aimed at promoting health and wellbeing for women of all ages throughout the region.

With regular supervision, job functions for this Level 3 position may encompass work across all priority areas set out in the Health Promotion and Strategic Plans. This role will:

  • Lead the coordination, planning, stakeholder community engagement, and early implementation of the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Groups project, known as Women Gathering in Goulburn Valley and north-east Victoria;
  • Assist in the coordination, and delivery of organisational training initiatives targeted at community stakeholders, including supporting the planning, communications, and evaluation;
  • Support other members of the team on projects that involve community development and engagement activities, such as the North East Local Food Strategy project;
  • Provide general support on health promotion team projects and community development initiatives, and;
  • Participate in team planning and reporting processes.


  • WHGNE has an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ only women: EO #H144/2022.
  • WHGNE encourages, supports and welcomes women to apply no matter your race, ethnicity, social background, religion, age, sexual orientation or whether you are living with a disability. Cisgender and trans women are welcome to apply.
  • WHGNE is committed to supporting skill development and encourages applications from women who believe they meet the majority of the key selection criteria and are keen to build further skills and experience.
  • WHGNE has a flexible working policy  and as such, employees may elect to work from home, or from another convenient location. However, the designated place of work is the WHGNE office in Wangaratta and staff are expected to be able to attend the office in person as required.
  • We want to support our local workforce, so it is desirable (not mandatory!) that applicants live in one of the following 12 Local Government Areas to apply for a role at Women’s Health Goulburn North East:
    • Alpine Shire
    • Benalla Rural City
    • City of Greater Shepparton
    • Indigo Shire
    • Mansfield Shire
    • Mitchell Shire
    • Moira Shire
    • Murrinidindi Shire
    • Strathbogie Shire
    • Towong Shire
    • Rural City of Wangaratta
    • City of Wodonga

A position description is attached.

Pay rates are available via our Employee Collective Agreement (please note that our 2023 Agreement is in the final stages of approval by the Fair Work Commission), and our organisational values form a key part of the way we work.

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