Senior Health Promotion Officer

The Senior Health Promotion Officer (SHPO) leads and supports the delivery of tailored programs and initiatives that work towards improving health outcomes for women in the Loddon Mallee region.

About the Opportunity:

The SENIOR HEALTH PROMOTION OFFICER (SHPO) leads and supports the delivery of tailored programs and initiatives that work towards improving health outcomes for women in the Loddon Mallee region. With support from the Senior Health Promotion Coordinator, this position will contribute to the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs within WHLM’s Strategic and Health Promotion plans.

Reporting to the Strategy, Program and Partnerships Manager, this position will be part of a health promotion team that, using a primary prevention approach, undertakes health promotion project work across all priority areas including Gender Equality, Prevention of Violence Against Women, Mental Health, and Wellbeing, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Women in a Changing Society.

As a part of the Health Promotion team, the SHPO will also contribute to the major communication strategies of the organisation, including social media, quarterly newsletters, and our annual report.

We are looking for someone with:
  • Commitment to WHLM’s vision, purpose, and values, including an understanding of, and commitment to, intersectional feminism, gender equity and women’s health, safety, and wellbeing.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Health Promotion, Public Health, Social or Health Sciences, or other relevant qualification.
  • Masters in public health highly regarded.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a health promotion/primary prevention role.
  • Highly developed organisational and project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and competing priorities, independently and in a team environment.
  • A sound understanding of health promotion and the social determinants of health, with an understanding of the current issues pertaining to the women’s health sector, in particular gender equality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including computer literacy.
  • Experience delivering training with the ability to present complex ideas simply to a wider audience.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in partnerships with a broad group of stakeholders with the ability to use influencing skills to lead change on complex and sensitive topics.
  • Full Victorian unencumbered motor vehicle licence and the legal right to work in Australia
  • Enjoys working with people – likes working with a wide range of people, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Motivated self-starter with excellent attention to detail.
  • Action orientated – makes things happen, gets things done and makes progress in a resourceful way.
  • Ability to operate flexibly – in both a planned and responsive mode
What we can offer you:
  • A generous not-for-profit salary packaging program.
  • Paid parental leave
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes for women of the Loddon Mallee region.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace.
  • A workplace where our work is underpinned by our values of respect, courage and diversity.
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service.
  • 12% superannuation.
For additional info:

Please contact Belinda Buck (Strategy, Programs & Partnerships Manager) via, using the subject line: Senior Health Promotion Officer – Bendigo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria to be considered for the position. Please attach a document to your application addressing the Key Selection Criteria.

Interviews for this role will be offered upon receipt of application.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks, Working with Children Check, and a National Police Check.

Exemption EO H455/2019 – this position is open only to women and people whose gender identity is female. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, migrant and refugee women, LGBTIQA+ women and women with disabilities.

How to apply

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