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Health Promotion Officer – Gender Equity

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 0.8 FTE and offers flexible working arrangements with our office located in vibrant St Kilda. It supports the successful implementation and evaluation of the Integrated Health Promotion Plan, in collaboration with other health promotion staff. This role works with all members of WHISE, but predominantly the Health Promotion Team, to build the capacity and capability of our region to create gender equity in the places where our community live, work and play.  

This role will work with management, to lead the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and initiatives to advance gender equity that are based on a sound evidence, best practice and in line with the WHISE strategic plan.  

This role will also include the facilitation of working groups, forums and training sessions on gender equity, and liaising with partner organisations and stakeholders to organise fee for service work and consultancy. 

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 now open via Ethical Jobs and will close 14 May, 11.59PM.

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.