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Lead - Practice Fellowship Program

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
  • Lead an innovative pilot Prevention Practice fellowship program
  • Be the conduit amongst multiple partners to drive real change
  • Amazing preventative health career opportunity!

about us

VicHealth is the world’s first health promotion foundation. Established by the Victorian Parliament in 1987, we were the first agency of our kind worldwide to utilise a hypothecated tax on tobacco to support independent, long-term, evidence-based health promotion practice, partnerships and leadership. We continue to be a global leader in health promotion, as a Collaborating Centre with the World Health Organisation and as a technical partner to UNICEF.

about the role

The Lead, Practice Fellowship Program reports directly to the Manager, Strategic Projects & Planning, and will work across the organisation, and externally across the state to support the delivery of a new, innovative pilot training program.

In the context of post-pandemic recovery, there is an important opportunity to leverage VicHealth’s capabilities to strengthen the public health and prevention workforce to effectively address key drivers and upstream determinants of chronic disease.

VicHealth is partnering with the Department of Health, Local Public Health Units (LPHU’s), and other health sector partners to deliver a pilot Prevention Practice fellowship program.

Using your holistic view of program delivery, you will be responsible for leading the design and delivery of this exciting new venture. You’ll also be tasked with designing key work-based learning and assessment tools to support the evaluation of this initial 12 month pilot program.

You will develop and maintain excellent relationships across the organisation, and with key external stakeholders.

You will possess impressive experience in program/project management, and you’ll easily demonstrate the ability to manage multiple and competing demands.

VicHealth is committed to ensuring appointments represent the diversity of our community. Women, Indigenous people, people with disability, young people, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Unit: Policy, Strategy & Impact Group
  • Tenure: Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Classification: VicHealth Grade D
  • Remuneration: $89,558-96,400 (plus superannuation and other benefits)

Qualifications and experience required

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Public Health, Health Promotion or related field, preferably at a post-graduate level
  • Impressive experience working in fields related to Public Health, or Health Promotion research or programs
  • Strong demonstrable research/project management experience
  • Renowned communication, stakeholder management, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with coordination or delivery of courses or training programs
  • Ability to work with multiple systems, project monitoring and reporting.

How to apply

Applications must include a cover letter and a current resume.

The cover letter must include why the applicant feels they are suitable for the position, and also address the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description.

Please refer to the position description to view the associated qualifications and experience associated with the position.

The successful applicant may be required to undertake a Police Check, Working with Children check, and will be required to provide proof of full Covid vaccination.

For further information about the role, please contact Marcus Flood on (03) 9667 1386.

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