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General Manager

Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine Ltd (ASLM) is a health promotion charity (DGR1) on a mission to improve the health of Australians and New Zealanders through promotion and advocacy of Lifestyle Medicine. ASLM is operating as a professional interdisciplinary society / peak body with members across medicine, allied health, public health, education, research and health service delivery.

As a result of rapid growth of the organisation and a key team member going on leave, we are taking the opportunity to create a new General Manager role that will sit between the existing Executive Officer and Executive Director roles. As such the role does not yet have a position description.

This will be an important and demanding role with excellent career prospects for a dynamic all-rounder with a passion for health and wellbeing. It will be an ‘across everything’ role requiring significant experience, multiple talents and a broad range of skills in an organisation that works across the not for profit, charity, health and medical, education, research, philanthropy, social enterprise and startup sectors.

It will also be a role that has significant influence on the direction and success of the business, and carries considerable responsibility in managing the small team, all day to day operations, driving initiatives, meeting targets, generating new opportunities and managing relationships.

The right person will ideally have experience in administration, operations, business and financial management, managing staff and other HR matters, and if possible, also experience in health, education and research. A world-changing mindset and an entrepreneurial streak wouldn’t go astray because this role requires a big vision, drive and passion to make things happen.

Non-negotiables include:

  • An excellent command of the language – especially written
  • Considerable business ‘operations’ and management experience
  • Great information/communication technology skills
  • Attention to detail and quality of presentation
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills


  • Experience in a health or medical setting
  • Event management, especially conferences
  • Relationship building with partners and stakeholders
  • Financial management
  • HR experience
  • Website management
  • Social media and email newsletter communication
  • Promotion and marketing
  • IT skills – Computers, Office suite, Photoshop, Indesign
  • Governance experience
  • Professional society/association/peak body experience
  • Not for profit/charity experience
  • Education development and coordination
  • Research methods and academic writing for publication
  • Health promotion and health policy
  • Advocacy for social change

Essential personal qualities:

  • Self-motivated, reliable, responsible
  • Quick to take initiative, solve problems creatively
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, relish a challenge, not easily overwhelmed
  • Strategic, analytical, process oriented thinker
  • Excellent time-management skills, talented multi-tasker
  • Discreet with an understanding of privacy and confidentiality
  • Innate understanding of sensitivities (eg: medical, political, legal)
  • Attention to detail, focused on quality and presentation
  • Adaptable to respond to changing circumstances and environment
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other team members


  • Melbourne based. We are currently working remotely but it is possible that we will return to working in an office, in which case the location of the office is likely to be in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. However interstate candidates may still be considered.

Type of role:

  • 12 month initial contract leading to permanent full time, reporting to the Executive Director. 4 days a week will also be considered but full time is our preference.

Salary package:

  • $90k-$120k FTE base salary depending on experience + 10% super + performance incentives and full charity salary packaging available

If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you. Please note that interviews will be scheduled as soon as we have a suitable number of applicants and this role could be filled at any time thereafter.

Please call Stephen Penman on 0438 004 807 to discuss or email careers@lifestylemedicine.org.au using the subject line: General Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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