Capacity and Capability Lead

Capacity and Capability Lead (Full Time, initial 2 year contract)

This role operates with limited direction from leadership and is accountable to manage a range of projects and work to support WHISE achieve its goals through building the capacity and capability of its members, stakeholders, partners and community. The role is positioned as the principal guardian of knowledge and expertise within WHISE on organisational development and workforce development as it relates to the work to strengthen adapt and support change across the Southern Metropolitan Region to increase intersectional gender equity and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for women. Guided in their work by the annual business plan, the goals of the WHISE integrated health promotion plan, and the framework of WHISE’s theory of change and strategic plan, this role reports to the Manager of Gender Equity and Capacity and works collaboratively with other employees, providing support to staff who are working in the field with organisations and community on behavioural/attitudinal and change initiatives.

Key to this role is the Lead’s, ability to design and deliver capacity and capability building programs and, also, support others across the organisation to build their skills and knowledge to deliver high quality training products and services. The role oversees the work of 3 part time Women’s Health and Wellbeing Officers (each of who have experience of migrant and refugee community and speak languages other than English) whose main role is to be out in the field building capacity and capability of community on areas relevant to women’s health and wellbeing as per WHISE goals.

About the Role :

People who work with and for WHISE are effective, efficient and bring their own ideas and experience to their work. Our staff have:

  • A feminist ethos and perspective and commitment to working with an appreciation of intersectional experience
  • Approach to working in a way that is collegiate and collaborative
  • Willingness to “roll sleeves” up to get activities done
  • Reputation as an enabler and as a person who seeks to support the strengths in others
  • Tolerance and adaptability to work in an environment that evolves at the pace of government policy and community need
  • Demonstrated qualities in line with WHISE values

We also require our staff to have a current driver’s license and, undertake a police check before commencing with WHISE.

Applicants are also advised that WHISE has an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act and as such the roles that we are recruiting for are identified for women, and also, where noted, for women with migrant and refugee background/proficient in a language other than English.

What we offer

We offer a values based, caring organisation. In addition to offering competitive remuneration, we seek to provide a working environment that is flexible and mindful of the reality of working women’s lived experience.

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.

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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If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact WHISE by email – whise@whise.org.au. (Mark your email Atten CEO: Kit McMahon noting the role you want to speak about.)