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    Health Promotion Officer – Sexual and Reproduction Health

    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 ongoing Health Promotion role is 1.0 FTE and offers flexible working arrangements with our office located in vibrant St Kilda.

    This role will be key the driving force in the development of the regions new four-year strategy, to improve sexual and reproductive health.

    The role will work closely with the Health Promotion Manager and the Research Officer to support the successful consultation, design and delivery of the regions second strategy to improve sexual and reproductive health and to support the ongoing interventions as outlined in WHISE’s Integrated Health Promotion Plan. The role also provides business support to the organisation as required and will be expected to attend team meetings and activities to support their full engagement in the busy and dynamic work of WHISE.

    About you

    You will have previous experience in either 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!

    Application process

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

    You can apply by sending in your up to date CV, with a cover letter responding to the key criteria (essential selection criteria). Tell us about your skills, experience and why working with WHISE is important to you.

    Applications are open on the 1st April and close on the 15th April 11.59PM.

    All applications are to be submitted via Ethical Jobs.

    Any enquiries can be sent via email to the Health Promotion Manager, Zoe Francis by email –

    Download Position Description [PDF:248KB]

    Further information:

    •    WHISE Strategic Plan and WHISE Social Impact Framework
    •    WHISE Integrated Health Promotion Plan
    •    WHISE Environmental Scan
    •    WHISE 2020 Annual Report 


    Please note that:

    WHISE has an equal opportunity exemption and applications for this role are open to those who identify as women.

    Employment with WHISE requires you to have the legal right to work in Australia

    You can also become a member of WHISE. Its free and shows your commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all women in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. Further information can be found on our membership page.