Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Project Officer or Coordinator

University of Melbourne
February 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:$79,961 - $91,844
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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Project Officer or Coordinator

Job no: 0061249 Location: Bendigo, Shepparton or Wangaratta Role type: Full-time or Part-time (0.6 – 1.0 FTE); Fixed-term until June 30 2025 Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Rural Health Salary: UOM 5 - $79,961 - $91,844 p.a. OR UOM 6- $92,749 - $100,397 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% super

  • Lead transformative sexual health projects in rural Victoria with a dynamic team at the Centre for Excellence.
  • Impactful role based in Bendigo, Shepparton or Wangaratta, offering extensive regional travel and a chance to drive positive community health outcomes.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role Embark on an impactful role as the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Wellbeing Project Officer or coordinator at the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH), a dynamic initiative fostering improved sexual health services in rural Victoria. As a key contributor reporting to the Senior Health Promotion Manager, you will spearhead complex workstreams, collaborating with diverse communities and stakeholders to drive the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects aligned with CERSH's strategic vision.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, implement, evaluate and report sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing initiatives for priority population groups, in partnership with relevant communities, networks and agencies.
  • Identify initial priority locations and settings though consultation, mapping, needs analysis
  • Promote the project through CERSH mediums (Network meetings, E newsletter, formal/informal partnerships etc)
  • Assess and build interest and viability to enhance rural workforce engagement and capacity for sexual and reproductive health promotion
  • Who We Are Looking For You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, fostering teamwork and partnerships. Your strong planning and organisational abilities shine in dynamic environments, showcasing initiative and autonomy.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree in either Health Promotion, Education, Public Health, Community Development, Nursing, or similar.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues in rural Victoria and of contemporary sexual health promotion practice.
  • Familiarity with the organisation of typical university structures and systems as well as a deep appreciation of the workings of complex organisations.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Department of Rural Health The Department of Rural Health, part of the prestigious Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne, is making a significant impact on rural healthcare. With locations in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo, and Wangaratta, as well as associations with over 40 rural towns in Victoria, we are dedicated to providing professional health education and research training in a rural context. Our mission is to increase the rural health workforce, and we achieve this through strong partnerships with the local community and healthcare providers, ensuring our programs remain relevant and connected.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Tara via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 31 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 28 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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