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About Us

Women’s Health East is a regional women’s health promotion agency working across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. The region covers 7 Local Government Areas – Yarra Ranges, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse and Boroondara.

Women’s Health East drives action to build an equitable society. Guided by evidence and informed by women’s lived experiences, we strengthen the capacity of the community to improve women’s health and wellbeing.

Women’s Health East is one of 12 women’s health services across Victoria. This includes nine regional services (including Women’s Health East) which together cover the entire state.

Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) is the Victorian peak body for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women. The four statewide services are Women’s Health Victoria, Women with Disabilities Victoria and the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health.

Women’s Health East is a registered charity and donations of $2 and over are fully tax deductible.

What We Do

Working within a feminist framework, Women’s Health East address the social, cultural, economic, political and environmental factors impacting on the health, safety and wellbeing of women in the region. We build the capacity of organisations, services and programs in the region to optimally address issues affecting women.

To achieve this, we partner with state and local governments, health and community organisations, and others with a role in improving health outcomes for women.

With a focus on our region we:

  • Provide leadership, expertise and support to initiatives addressing our key priorities;
  • Facilitate collaborative, integrated responses to our key priorities;
  • Implement and support an intersectional approach to women’s health promotion;
  • Enhance the capacity of our partners to improve service system access and responsiveness for all women;
  • Shape responses to women’s health and wellbeing needs through the translation of evidence into practice, advocacy, consultancy and research;
  • Influence public policy and the public discourse on issues relevant to improving health outcomes for women; and
  • Deliver training and education programs, opportunities for collective learning, resources and support to build workforce and organisational excellence in women’s health and wellbeing.

Our Strategy 2021-2025

Vision

Equality, empowerment, health and wellbeing for all women.

Purpose

Women’s Health East drives action to build an equitable society. Guided by evidence and informed by women’s lived experiences, we strengthen the capacity of the community to improve women’s health and wellbeing.

Priorities

1.   Advance gender equality

2.   Prevent violence against women

3.   Improve women’s sexual and reproductive health

Values

Women’s Health Eastis commited to:

·      Human Rights

·      Social Justice

·      Diversity & Inclusion

·      Partnership & Collaboration

·      Innovation

·      Respect

Our Staff

Annette Rudd

Annette Rudd

Interim CEO
Maree Overall

Maree Overall

Interim CEO
Kristine Olaris

Kristine Olaris

CEO
Dr Belinda Crockett

Dr Belinda Crockett

Manager Health Promotion
Emily Kate Cowan

Emily Kate Cowan

Executive Assistant
Kate Ravenscroft

Kate Ravenscroft

Manager Equality & Respect
Melissa Tully

Melissa Tully

Finance Officer
Colleen Russell

Colleen Russell

Quality / Project Officer
Kirsty Kain

Kirsty Kain

Training Coordinator
Samantha Wass

Samantha Wass

Marketing & Communications Officer
Vanessa Czerniawski

Vanessa Czerniawski

Health Promotion Officer
Isabella Roxburgh

Isabella Roxburgh

Health Promotion Officer
Clare Butselaar

Clare Butselaar

Health Promotion Officer
Jane Brierty

Jane Brierty

Bilingual Health Education Officer (Mandarin & English)
Alana Sadeghi

Alana Sadeghi

Health Promotion Outreach Officer
Avega Bishop

Avega Bishop

Margins to the Mainstream Coordinator
Lingzhi Ruan

Lingzhi Ruan

Bilingual Health Education Officer (Mandarin & English)
Sui Ram Lawt

Sui Ram Lawt

Bilingual Health Education Officer (Hakha Chin & English)
Georgina Nix

Georgina Nix

Heath Promotion Officer
Sui Cin Zah

Sui Cin Zah

Bilingual Health Education Officer (Hakha Chin & English)

Our Board

Lisa Dunlop

Lisa Dunlop

Chair
Dimity Paul

Dimity Paul

Deputy Chair
Corinne Bowen

Corinne Bowen

Secretary
Leanna Marinucci

Leanna Marinucci

Treasurer
Olive Aumann

Olive Aumann

 Wendy Roberts

Wendy Roberts

Dilnaz Billimoria

Dilnaz Billimoria

Christabelle Adjoyan

Christabelle Adjoyan

Ann Yeomanson

Ann Yeomanson

Work With Us

Working at Women’s Health East

Working within a feminist framework, Women’s Health East addresses the social, political and environmental factors impacting on the health, safety and wellbeing of women. Our health promotion priorities are the Prevention of Violence Against Women, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Gender Equity.

Working at Women’s Health East, you will be a part of a dynamic organisation with shared social values and a commitment to making a making a difference.

Women from Aboriginal or culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ women and women with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WHE has an exemption under the equal opportunity act to employ only people who identify as women – EO exemption H216/2017

Available positions:

Chief Executive Officer – Full Time

WHE are currently seeking a highly experienced and motivated woman to lead our organisation. With a dedicated Board, a committed and experienced team and a proven track record for collaboration and excellence, WHE is well positioned to progress its core work across the region. The CEO will provide strategic direction and collaborative leadership to implement our strategy and ensure achievement of WHE’s vision, organisational objectives, and financial sustainability.

Applicants will operate with a high level of autonomy within a supportive and structured environment and will need to:

·         Be an experienced leader with exemplary strategic, financial, operational and people management skills.

·         Demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, women’s health and the purpose, vision and values of WHE which incorporates a gendered perspective within a feminist framework

·         Demonstrate confidence, skill and experience in interpersonal and relationship management, with the ability to develop strategic partnerships with a diversity of stakeholders.

·         Demonstrate advanced verbal and written communication skills including highly developed report writing and presentation skills.

The position is full time and offers flexible working arrangements including work from home. An attractive remuneration package is offered with excellent salary packaging tax benefits.

A position description can be downloaded here:

Word doc

PDF

Applications, addressing the selection criteria in the position description, should be sent to health@whe.org.au by 5pm on Sunday 3rd October 2021. Interviews will take place in mid-October.

For further information call Annette Rudd, Interim CEO, on 0493 276809.

Women from Aboriginal or culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ women and women with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WHE has an exemption under the equal opportunity act to employ only people who identify as women – EO exemption H216/2017.

Benefits of working with Women’s Health East

  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Supportive & friendly working environment
  • Opportunities & support for professional development
  • Healthy Work policy
  • Well-appointed office, located in a Heritage building with surrounding parklands
  • Free car parking

Volunteering

We greatly value the involvement of volunteers however, due to the nature of our work, we have limited volunteer positions available. If you would like to volunteer with us, please email your CV and completed volunteer application form to health@whe.org.au

Volunteer application form

Students

Women’s Health East is committed to the ongoing professional development of health promotion students. We offer a number of placements throughout the year, which we organise through the universities.

If you would like to carry out your student placement with us, please discuss this with your course supervisor.