Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer

Wed, September 15, 2021 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Work Type/s: Ongoing, Full-Time (38 hours per week) (1.0 FTE)
Classification/s: Level 4, WHV Enterprise Agreement 2018
Location: Bourke Street, Melbourne
Applications close: CLOSED

About WHV

Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) is a statewide women’s health promotion, advocacy and support service with a proud history of over 27 years. We are an independent, feminist, not-for-profit organisation. We advocate and build system capacity for a gendered approach to health that reduces inequalities and improves health outcomes for women.

The Role

Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer to lead policy, advocacy, research and knowledge translation activities across our priority areas, including sexual and reproductive health, the prevention of violence against women, mental health and women’s equality.

This role will suit an experienced policy and advocacy professional with excellent analytical and writing skills and a passion for gender equality. Strong research and knowledge translation skills and a high level of initiative are essential, together with stakeholder engagement experience and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Expertise or experience in WHV’s priority areas is desirable but not required.

COVID-19, a strong policy agenda and high profile advocacy have put women’s health and gender equality firmly in the spotlight. Now is a great time to join WHV to help us achieve our vision - women living well: healthy, empowered, equal.

WHV offers excellent salary packaging benefits, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be involved in making a difference in the lives of Victorian women. WHV has an Equal Opportunity exemption to employ women only. We welcome and encourage applications from women with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

To Apply

Applications can be made by submitting a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in PDF format. The position description can be viewed below. Submissions are to be made online via If you have any technical issues, please email

View the position description here

Please direct any questions about the role to
Mischa Barr - Policy and Health 
Promotion Manager
9664 9309 or

WHV Equal Opportunity Exemption No. H351/2019

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