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Call for Expressions of Interest – Board of Management

Organisation : Women's Health in the South East

Location : Melbourne (St Kilda in August 2019 (Currently Dandenong based))

Work Type : Various

Profession : Board & Committee Members

Sector : Women

Salary Type : Volunteer

Application Closing Date : 31 Aug, 2019

About the Role

Recently, the Board of WHISE commenced a review of its skills matrix and identified some opportunities to expand its capability.

We are keen to hear from suitably qualified and experienced members of our community who could contribute as a Director in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Not for Profit Law

Experience in working at leadership levels in the not for profit sector (including experience as a previous Director) would be an advantage, as would knowledge of women’s health.    

Please note that  WHISE has an equal opportunity employment exemption. (EEO Exemption H100/2014)

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Women's Health in the South East

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is one of 12 Women’s Health Services in Victoria whose role is to improve health and wellbeing of women.

WHISE delivers is services and programs in the South East of Melbourne and we cover 10 Local Council Areas from the Cardinia Shire, through to Stonnington and Port Phillip Councils, and down to the Mornington Peninsula.

Women’s Health Services are not-for-profit organisations, funded by the State Government, that take action through health promotion and primary prevention strategies on health issues that are specific to women. 

Each Health Service will have its own unique program of work and activities, informed by their partners and community which seeks to create population wide change and address social determinants of health – the circumstances in which women grow, live, work and age, the systems that are put in place to deal with disease and illness as well as the conditions in which people live and die which are shaped by political, social and economic forces. (World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Social Determinants of Health).

WHISE works within a feminist framework and our vision is to see that all women in our region are safe, healthy and thriving.

Right now, WHISE is focused on:

  • Preventing Violence against Women in the South East of Melbourne
  • Promoting and celebrating optimal sexual and reproductive health
  • Building capacity and capability of the regional prevention workforce
  • Empowering partners, communities and stakeholders to take action to create gender equity

Apply for this Job

Position Description : Board General Member PD

For details concerning this role, please contact

Kit McMahon

Email : kmcmahon@whise.org.au

If you are interested in applying for the role please email your letter of interest in becoming a Director along with your CV to kmcmahon@whise.org.au

Applications to WHISE will be accepted up until the 31st of August on an ongoing basis.


Please quote in application: Call for Expressions of Interest – Board of Management via Pro Bono Australia.


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