Prevention of Violence against Women Lead

Prevention of Violence against Women Lead (Full time, initial 2 year contract)

Working under the direction of the Manager, Women’s Health and Wellbeing, this role is responsible for leading the work at WHISE to prevent violence against women. This role uses health promotion and primary prevention strategies and, works with partners of WHISE and with community to design and deliver activities, campaigns and capacity building that prevents gendered violence in the Southern Metropolitan Region.

The role Leads the work and activities of WHISE that relatd to the primary prevention of violence against women/gendered violence in the Southern Metropolitan region including key regional strategies and capacity development. Key to success is working in collaboration and partnership with others both within the organisation and, outside it on complex social policy and health matters to reduce gendered violence in the community.

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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