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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Women's Health East

Location : Melbourne (Doncaster East)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Management

Sector : Community Engagement, Education & Training, Health – General, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Oct, 2021

About the role

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 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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Women's Health East

Women’s Health East (WHE) is the women’s health promotion agency for the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) of Melbourne. We are an independent feminist organisation focused on women’s wellbeing and equality across seven Local Government Areas (LGAs) – Yarra Ranges, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse and Boroondara.

Women’s Health East is one of nine regional and three state-wide women’s health organisations that make up the Victorian women’s health sector. Women’s health services across Victoria promote good health and wellbeing for Victorian women. They apply an expert gender lens to health issues and systems to influence the underlying contributors to women’s health and wellbeing and improve outcomes for women.

We are an active member of the Women’s Health Services Council, supported by our peak body Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC). We work closely with state and local governments, health and community organisations, and other community partners with a role in improving health outcomes for women. GEN VIC lead a consortium of women’s health services called the Action for Gender Equality Partnership (AGEP) which is a designated provider supporting the implementation of the Gender Equality Act.

We counteract gendered health inequities by designing and delivering health promotion programs to address the social determinants that intersect with gender and impact on women’s health and wellbeing. We break down barriers so that Victorian women have access to tailored, gendered health information and healthcare choices.

The position is full time and offers flexible working arrangements including work from home. To view the position description, see

How to apply

Applications, addressing the selection criteria in the position description, should be sent to by midnight 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.


Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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