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Manager - Strategic Development and Health Promotion

Women's Health In the North
  • Employment Type: 1.0 EFT permanent position


This position is only open to women and gender diverse people (i.e., people who identify as women and people whose gender identity does not align with the gender assigned at birth, including trans, non-binary, agender, intersex and other gender diverse individuals; not including individuals for whom their biological sex and gender identity is male). EOE H319/2022


Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) is currently located at 680 High St, Thornbury, Victoria, 3071. Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated.

Organisational Context

WHIN is the women’s health promotion and advocacy organisation for the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne (NMR). WHIN is a not-for-profit member-based organisation committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of women and gender diverse people.
WHIN works to eliminate gender inequalities and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of women and gender diverse people. We do this through leadership, advocacy, training, research and strategic partnerships.

Key Objective

The Manager Strategic Development and Health Promotion is a member of WHIN’s Management team and plays a strategic role in the organisation.

This position is responsible for leading the work of the Health Promotion Team and managing the staff and projects that fall within the scope of the team’s work.

Organisationally, the position provides strategic advice and leadership in the development of programs and services, advocacy and policy directions, and plays a key role representing the organisation externally.

The Manager Strategic Development and Health Promotion leads the coordination and integration of health promotion activities across the organisation.

Key Result Areas

  • Organisational Leadership
  • Health Promotion Management, Including Project Management
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic Engagement and Relationships
  • Effective Organisational Systems and Quality Improvement
  • Strategic Communications

Key Selection Criteria

  • Commitment to WHIN’s vision, mission and values, including an understanding of, and commitment to, intersectional feminism, gender equity and women’s health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health promotion and/or public health.
  • At least three years’ experience in health promotion/primary prevention at a senior management level.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of WHIN’s key priorities, including communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in staff management and the development and support of high functioning, collaborative teams.
  • Experience and competence in health promotion planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as project management.
  • Highly developed skills and experience in building and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, including government.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.


  • Knowledge of Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region.
  • Victorian Driver’s License.
  • Ability to speak a language other than English
  • Management qualifications


All WHIN staff are employed under the conditions set out in its workplace agreement. This role is classified equivalent to a level 7 position in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHCADS)


  • Salary 3% above the award
  • The organisation offers employees the opportunity of salary packaging of up to $16,050 per annum ($30K grossed up). Salary packaging increases the value of the net salary (depending on personal taxation situation). (Salary packaging is subject to legislative requirements and in accordance with WHIN’s policy.)
  • In addition to four weeks annual leave staff are granted a further three days leave (grace-in-favour days) across the Christmas/New Year period
  • Generous personal leave arrangements
  • Time-in-lieu policy

Application Details

All applications must contain a statement addressing each of the key selection criteria separately. Details of how to do this can be found here: https://careers.vic.gov.au/how-to-reply-to-selection-criteria

Referees, including a recent line manager, will be required if applicants are shortlisted after interview.

Women and gender diverse people from migrant, refugee, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are encouraged to apply.
Overseas applicants must confirm that they possess the relevant Australian work permits.

Further information

For more information and a complete copy of the position description, please go to our website - https://www.whin.org.au/about-us/work-available/

If you have specific queries about this position, please contact Sue Rosenhain, [email protected] using the subject line: Manager - Strategic Development and Health Promotion enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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