Employment Opportunities

Positive Women Victoria is recruiting for an experienced Health Promotion and Communications Officer

  • Support and advocate for women living with HIV
  • Excellent development opportunity for a health promotion/communications professional
  • Reporting to the Executive Officer
The organisation
Positive Women Victoria (PWV) is a community based organisation funded by the Victorian Health and Human Services. It has supported women living with HIV for over 25 years. PWV recognises the impact that gender has on the way women experience HIV and provides health promotion, peer support and advocacy.
Role summary   

You will focus on supporting HIV positive women to reduce their isolation, enhance their community engagement skills and reach higher levels of well-being. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • developing, maintaining and producing content for PWV's online platforms including its website, blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts and content for the newsletter;
  • advocacy and policy writing;
  • representing PWV at high-profile forums, conferences and networking events;
  • developing and maintaining relationships with Victorian and national stakeholders across women's health, sexual health, HIV and government sectors;
  • overseeing the research work of students and volunteers; and
  • providing support via effective, front-line contact with women living with HIV.
Experience and skills required
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills will be essential to your success in the role. As part of a small and close-knit team, you will need to be self-managing, highly organised and flexible. Empathy and a 'can-do' attitude will be essential.

Key selection criteria include:

  • a degree in Public Health, health promotion, communications or other relevant area (candidates who hold or are currently pursuing a post-graduate qualification will be highly regarded); 
  • a sound understanding of gender-based health promotion and a clear understanding of and empathy for the lived experience of women living with HIV; 
  • excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Internet Explorer (or equivalent) 
  • experience contributing to, implementing and measuring the impact of health promotion/communications plans; and
  • a current Victorian driver's licence. 

This fixed-term, full-time SCHCDS position (Level 4) is based at Coventry House in Southbank Melbourne. 

Are you an experienced health promotions professional with strong communications skills and a passion for women's health? To formally apply for this job:

  1. Please ensure you have read the full job ad and position description
  2. Please prepare your current CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria
  3. Send both in MS Word format to wendy.lown@breenrecruitment.com.au. Alternatively call Wendy Lown on +61 414 229 827 for a confidential discussion. 

Please note that only applicants with Australian citizenship or permanent residency will be considered.