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Community Outreach Lead

Women's Health in the South East

    Are you an experienced health promotion or gender equality practitioner with experience working with refugee and migrant women? 

    Do you share our values of intersectional feminism, compassion and embedding lived experience in programs for social change? 

    Do you want to work with\a supportive and flexible team of professionals that prevents violence against women, seeks to increase the mental health and wellbeing of women, improve sexual and reproductive health and make our region gender equitable. 

    If so, this 4 day a week permeant role may be for you.  


    WHISE is one of 12 Women’s Health Services that since 1988 have been a key part of the Victorian preventative health infrastructure. These services are providers of gendered health promotion and primary prevention that collectively share a range of priorities. 

    Funded through the Victorian Government, the Victorian Women’s Health Services: 

    • Advocate for the wellbeing of all women across Victoria
    • Promote good health and wellbeing to Victorian women
    • Apply an expert intersectional gendered lens to health issues and systems to improve outcomes for women.
    • Prevent the underlying causes of ill-health and harm for women in Victoria 

    WHISE works across 10 local government areas from South Melbourne down to the Mornington Peninsula and east to Casey and Cardinia. Our area of work is the Southern Metropolitan Region and is one of the most diverse and expanding regions across Australia. 

    WHISE proudly works in the South East Region of Melbourne to create equity by learning, educating and advocating for all women. We create positive and productive relationships based on understanding and evidence with leaders, individuals, communities and organisations in our region. 


    Our values are: 

    • Curiosity – Collaboration – Authenticity - Feminist Leadership 

    Our Core Operating Principles are: 

    • Intersectional feminism – Compassion - Lived experience 

    WHISE is an Incorporated Association in the State of Victoria (A0026387C) and a registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. WHISE has an equal opportunity exemption and applications for this role and as such this position is open to applicants who identify as women.  We strongly encourage Refugee and/or Migrant Women to apply.  


    Our work is evidence based, and mission focused – we work to improve the lives of women. We want our staff to feel that they are engaged with their role and that through their work they are part of a broader network of organisations and people, working to create gender equity for all women.  

    We offer: 

    • a values based, flexible, hybrid work environment.   
    • Competitive remuneration – Level 7, Paypoint 1 under SCHADS award (currently $56.13 per hour)
    • Three gifted leave days 
    • Access to Employer Assistance Program

    Requirements for the Role

    Persons in this role must have permission to work in Australia and be able to travel and work with communities across the South East of Melbourne.

    How to apply

    To apply for this role please submit a cover letter that responds to the position description and also a copy of your latest CV. We are keen to understand how your experience can achieve the goals and outcomes of the role and also, why you want to work with WHISE.

    Mark your correspondence Atten: Kit McMahon, CEO, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE)

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