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Intersectional Gender Equity Lead

Women's Health in the South East
  • Do you hold a vision and hope for a world where women are healthy, well and thriving?
  • Do you have experience implementing Gender Equity initiatives in workplaces?
  • Are you a confident trainer with excellent networking and communication skills?

 If so, then we want to hear from 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.


Reporting to the Manager, Gender Equity and Capability, this key leadership role leads the application of and capacity building of intersectional gender equity in Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne for WHISE.


  • You are someone with a strong vision and understanding of the value of intersectional gender equality for all people.  
  • You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing evidence-based gender equity initiatives in workplace settings.    
  • A confident trainer, communicator and collaborator, you have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders to build knowledge, attitudes and practice.  
  • From Policy reviews to rolling out gender equality related training, you will be able to juggle a range of deliverables with multiple partners.
  • You understand the importance of meeting people “where they are at” in their gender equality and intersectional practice journey. 
  • Ideally you will have a working knowledge of the gender equality legislative framework in Victoria, and have experience of implementing it (or similar).
  • You are a solutions focused, passionate feminist that works well in a dynamic team environment.

how to apply

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Other Information

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To find more about WHISE and our work please go to our website to read about our Strategic Plan and Social Impact Framework.

To learn about the history of the Women's Health Services please click here.

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