Gender Equity Officer

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Work type: Temporary Full Time
Classification: Band 6 ($84,808 - $91,481 pa)
Categories: Health Promotion, Community Development

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Health Communities team where you will have a specific focus on outcomes that achieve social equity and inclusion for communities and population groups currently experiencing inequity and disadvantage which impacts on their access to social, civic and economic participation; as well as self-determination and a voice to influence decisions that affect them and their communities.

You will be responsible for facilitating, developing policies and delivering strategies or projects that focus on social equity and inclusion.  The outcomes will build on individual and community strengths, giving priority to early intervention and prevention activities which augment collaborative partnerships, joined-up services and whole of government(s) solutions and evidence informed responses that lead to sustainability.

This is a temporary full-time position for six months.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and facilitating mechanisms and processes that ensure across-Council coordination in analysis, planning and activities to achieve social equity at a strategic and policy level, as well as at community and neighbourhood levels.
  • Facilitating and developing policies and strategies that focus on achieving social equity for priority populations and/or addressing complex social issues that impact on people’s access to social, economic and civic participation.  For example, Aboriginal, multicultural, gender equity, community safety, family violence, housing, transport, employment, gambling.  These priority focuses may change in response to changing needs and community priorities.
  • Consulting with the community to ensure that existing Council priorities and projects meet the needs of the community.
  • Providing ongoing advice and support to the development and implementation of a range of polices and strategies to achieve social equity and inclusion within and external to the organisation. 
  • Identifying and developing the resources and collateral to engage and foster community participation and education in relevant actions in the implementation various Council strategies.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the Social or Health Sciences, Community Development or a related field, which focus on community development, health promotion or substantial relevant experience in a similar field.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in the planning, development and implementation of community programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy implementation, planning and research in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully facilitating, developing and delivering policies, strategies and projects that increase social equity and inclusion.
  • Highly developed conceptual skills and well developed written and verbal communication skills required to engage and provide information to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience and success working with communities experiencing complex social and economic issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in local government, community development or health promotion practice, a sound knowledge of social justice principles, social equity, cultural safety and awareness strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging, developing and working in partnership with community organisations and across large organisations such as local government.
  • Sound knowledge of current social policy and political impacts on social inclusion, community cohesion and prosperity.
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  • Demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes in partnership and alliance with the community, government and non-government agencies.
  • Previous experience working in local government human service delivery would be advantageous.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries: Jane Wager | 03 5272 4763 |

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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