Wellbeing Policy Lead

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Organisation : Darebin City Council

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Government, Health – General, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Band 7: $95,194 - $109,023 per annum + super

Application closing date : 2 Feb, 2020

About the role

The Wellbeing Policy Lead works across the whole of Council to ensure wellbeing outcomes are considered and maximised throughout Council‘s policy, service delivery and programs.
You will be responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of Council’s Health and Wellbeing Plan. You will also lead Council’s work in relation to public health issues including reducing gambling harm, homelessness, food security, in addition to developing and implementing policy and projects.

The position requires you to work with range of external organisations to design, implement and evaluate best practice policy and strategies to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for all Darebin residents.

To be successful, you are required to demonstrate your experience and understanding in:

  • Health and/or social planning, including the successful delivery of effective strategic plans, policies and frameworks in a community or government setting.
  • Social determinants of health and how they impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in a local government setting.
  • Collating, analysing, and interpreting data from a variety of sources in order to prepare reports, presentations and recommendations for projects and policy.
  • Political Acumen – the ability to work within a large organisation and develop cross functional working relationships to gain cooperation of colleagues and community organisations.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Benefits of joining:

  • Training and professional development opportunities.
  • Cultural, parental and other leave provisions.
  • Salary sacrifice options available.
  • Walking distance from Preston train station and tram stops.
  • Social activities and social club as a member of the Darebin Council.
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing program, including free access to physio, yoga and fitness classes.
  • Provided with laptop and mobile phone.
  • Green travel incentives.

For specific questions regarding the position contact Teneille Summers, Coordinator Community Development and Wellbeing on 03 8470 8522


The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Darebin City Council

Located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, covering an area of around 53 square kilometres of land and encompassing the areas of Bundoora, Kingsbury and Macleod, Fairfield and Alphington, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Coburg and Thornbury, the City of Darebin has a population of 161,609 (2018 ERP). The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne and is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities anywhere in the State in terms of cultures (close to 33 per cent were born overseas), language (138 languages are spoken), religions, gender, age, abilities, socio-economic background, employment status, occupation, and housing needs. .One in five Darebin residents is affected by a disability, and almost one-third of these residents require assistance with daily living. About 6 per cent of the population 16 years and over, identify as bisexual, gay or lesbian.

Council has a clear commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all that it does. We acknowledge the role that a workforce reflective of the community plays in delivering services and programs; we recognise that in order to meet the needs of the diverse community we serve, we need a diverse workforce with special knowledge and skills. This means that a high quality workforce, skilled in diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practice, is central for Council to deliver responsive, accessible, equitable and inclusive services across the municipality. 


How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Wellbeing Policy Lead via Pro Bono Australia.


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