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Health Promotion Officer - Gender Equity

Women's Health in the South East

Women's Health in the South East

WHISE is a primary prevention and health promotion agency that works to see a future where all women in southern metropolitan Melbourne are healthy safe and thriving. We are front and centre of work in our region to prevent violence against women, create gender equity and improve access and support for women’s sexual and reproductive needs across the Southern Metropolitan Region.

We work with government, not for profit agencies and community across 10 Local Government Areas to create real impact, and right now, we are looking for a great team player who is keen to play a role in creating a better future.

The Role

The position of Health Promotion Officer (Gender Equity) supports successful implementation and evaluation of the Integrated Health Promotion Plan in collaboration with other health promotion staff. This role works with all members of WHISE, including the Health Promotion Team, to improve the capacity and capability of our region to create gender equity in the places where our community live, work and play. This role will work with management, to lead the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and initiatives to advance gender equity that are based on a sound evidence, best practice and in line with the strategic plan and priorities of WHISE. This position will require working knowledge across all priority areas but will have a particular focus on Gender Equity, Gender Equality and coordinating capability development to build regional capacity. At times this role will be required to facilitate working groups, forums and training sessions on gender equity, and will need to liaise with partners and stakeholders to organise fee for service work and consultancy.


You will have previous significant experience capacity and capability development in gender equity and gender equality as well as applying an intersectional lens to gender equity. You will have a working knowledge of Victoria's Gender Equality Act and, understand the role purpose and practical application of gender audits, gender action plans and impact assessments. In addition you will have previous experience in either Primary Prevention, Health Promotion or Community Engagement roles and have demonstrated your capacity to work in similar not for profit environments.

You are a passionate individual that wants to play a role in achieving the mission of WHISE – to see all women in our region are safe, healthy and thriving.

You have an understanding of women's health and wellbeing needs and the structural factors that can cause and maintain health inequalities.

You are a real team player with the determination to roll up your sleeves, work collaboratively and see what’s possible. You hold strong stakeholder engagement skills and work effectively with key stakeholders, to guide collective decision making to achieve and ultimately set a clear and shared vision for the second regional strategy.

In addition to this, you have excellent project management, organisational and time management skills, a proactive approach to work and can prioritise your tasks to support a busy organisation.

If this sounds like you, then we are very excited to hear from you!

For further information on the role, and, WHISE please go to our website . You will find the position description, information about our work, our strategic plan, and values.

Any enquiries can be sent via email to the Health Promotion Manager, Zoe Francis by email – zfrancis@whise.org.au, using the subject line: Health Promotion Officer - Gender Equity enquiry via EthicalJobs

For further information on the role, and, WHISE please go to our website. You will find the position description, information about our work, our strategic plan, and values.

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