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Regional Health Promotion Coordinator - Flexible location

Women's Health Goulburn North East

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) is a proudly feminist organisation, supporting the creation of equal, just and resilient communities that lead change towards women’s empowerment, women’s health, the prevention of violence against women and ultimately, gender equality, in rural and regional Victoria. 

Our work addresses the harms of binary gender norms and practices to achieve long-term gender equality. We apply a gendered lens to the factors and environments that shape women’s health and wellbeing in rural and regional Victoria. Our expertise is in women’s economic empowerment, gender justice and climate change, gender equity, the prevention of violence against women and sexual and reproductive health. 

Our experienced staff are local leaders in the field of gender equity and shared learning.  We make our expertise accessible to our communities through highly regarded research, resources and toolkits. We are alert to the political environment, and work to uphold and advance women’s rights by influencing policy and planning. We work alongside women to listen to and amplify experiences of health to raise awareness, change attitudes, and influence system response. 

We also work with community groups, organisations and workplaces to develop and deliver information and practical tools, consultations, coaching, tailored training, workshops and facilitated conversations. 

WHGNE has a flexible working policy and as such, employees may elect to work from home, or from another convenient location. However, the designated place of work is the WHGNE office in Wangaratta and staff are expected to be able to attend the office in person as required.

POSITION OBJECTIVE & OVERVIEW

The Regional Health Promotion Coordinator reports to the Regional Manager and oversees the operational planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of objectives set out in the organisation’s Integrated Health Promotion plan. The position will provide leadership and expertise internally and externally in the fields of project management, stakeholder engagement, health promotion and primary prevention principles. The Regional Health Promotion Coordinator will liaise closely with a small team of professional women who plan, implement, and evaluate capacity building strategies aimed at promoting gender equality and health and wellbeing for women of all ages living in Goulburn Valley and North East Victoria.

A detailed position description is attached.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to the vision and values of Women’s Health Goulburn North East.
  2. Relevant undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Social or Health Sciences, plus at least five years relevant post-qualification experience.
  3. Comprehensive understanding of health promotion and primary prevention principles, and application within gender equity frameworks.
  4. Experience and high-level understanding of planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion strategies at an organisational level.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the leadership and supervision of teams and individuals.
  6. Demonstrated experience in creating and sustaining effective partnerships with key stakeholders, including working at different levels of readiness and understanding. 
  7. Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in a respectful way
  8. Demonstrate a high level of verbal and written communication skills, including computer literacy and report writing. 
  9. Demonstrated capacity to use initiative and to work creatively and independently as well as part of a team.
  10. Full Victorian motor vehicle licence.

NOTE FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS.

  • Women’s Health Goulburn North East has an exemption under the equal opportunity act to employ only women: EO #H68/2017.
  • WHGNE encourages, supports and welcomes women to apply no matter your race, ethnicity, social background, religion, age, sexual orientation or whether you are living with a disability. Cis-gender and trans women are welcome to apply.
  • WHGNE is committed to supporting skill development, and encourages applications from women who believe they meet the majority of the key selection criteria and are keen to build further skills and experience.
  • WHGNE has a flexible working policy and as such, employees may elect to work from home, or from another convenient location. However, the designated place of work is the WHGNE office in Wangaratta and staff are expected to be able to attend the office in person as required.
  • Applicants need to live in one of the following 12 Local Government Areas to be eligible to apply for these roles at Women’s Health Goulburn North East:
    • Alpine Shire
    • Benalla Rural City
    • City of Greater Shepparton
    • Indigo Shire
    • Mansfield Shire
    • Mitchell Shire
    • Moira Shire
    • Murrinidindi Shire
    • Strathbogie Shire
    • Towong Shire
    • Rural City of Wangaratta
    • City of Wodonga

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