Women’s Health and Engagement Officer

Women’s Health and Engagement Officer x 3 (Bi-cultural, Migrant and Refugee identified)

Working under the supervision of the Capacity and Capability Lead, and in partnership with the Women’s Health and Wellbeing team, these roles are responsible for a range of activities and tasks at WHISE to facilitate the implementation of the organisation’s work to increase gender equity and improve the health and wellbeing of women in the Southern Metropolitan Region. Using the organisations policy and procedures the role is focused on connecting and engaging directly with women in the Region to activate and implement the key action plans and priorities of WHISE.

We are keen to recruit women with lived experience of the migrant and refugee community in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne, and warmly welcome applications from women who have proficiency in a language other than English.06

Activities and work include community activation work, information sessions, forums and peer education. Key to success is working in collaboration with colleagues within WHISE and with community on complex social policy and health matters to achieve the mission and goals of WHISE.  Ideally, the incumbent will have lived experience of migrant and refugee communities in the Southern Metropolitan region and be proficient in a language other than English to support engagement with those communities.

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.)