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Research Officer 

Help ensure that all women in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne are safe healthy and thriving.

Be a part of a feminist organisation with a legacy of 30 years.

Deploy your skills as a researcher in a small but dynamic not for profit women’s health service making a real difference to the lives of women in Southern Melbourne.

WHISE are now recruiting for a part time, permanent ongoing role as our Research Officer. 

Working across the organisation, this role coordinates and undertakes work to produce research products that translate the evidence base about women’s health to our partners, apply evidence to the needs of our region, communicate the impact of our work and run an annual work-plan for the research activity at WHISE.

In addition to competitive remuneration, including salary packaging benefits, you will know that through your work, you are making a real contribution to ensuring that WHISE fulfils its vision and that all women in our region are safe, healthy and thriving.

Who are we?

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is the regional women’s health service for the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. WHISE is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on empowering women.

 We work across 10 local government areas. Our area of work is called the South Metropolitan Region and consists of approximately 1.3 million people, representing about one-quarter of the state’s total population. We cover Port Phillip, Bayside, Kingston, Frankston, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Dandenong, Cardinia, Casey and Mornington Peninsula.

One of 12 Women’s Health Services across Victoria, we proudly work in our region to create equity by learning, educating and advocating for all women. We create positive and productive relationships based on understanding, and evidence, with leaders, individual’s communities and organisations. We work to improve the health and well-being of women in our region by providing health information and education to governments, organisations, education providers, and community groups. Our team of health promotion professionals work to promote gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and the prevention of violence against women.


If you are keen to make a difference and be part of a great team, send through your application to:

Deborah Pugsley, Operations Manager
Women’s Health in the South East

Please include in your application

  • Cover letter responding to essential criteria
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applications close Monday, 30 November 2020

Position Description [PDF: 245KB]

Further information

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

Please note that WHISE is a women’s organisation and has an equal opportunity employment exemption. (EEO Exemption H100/2014). This means that we have been granted an exemption to promote equal opportunity to women and is seen as a positive step to help women.

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.