Social Policy and Gender Equity Advisor

$96,794 - $108,318 yearly
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • St Kilda Festival, St Kilda VIC, Australia
  • Dec 29, 2020
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Job Description

  • $96,794 – $108,318 p.a plus 9.5% Super
  • Temporary part time (0.8 FTE) – twelve month contract
  • St Kilda or during COVID-19 Pandemic, with ELT/DHHS direction, this role is able to work from home and is predominantly based online.

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more.

About the Role

This twelve month contract role will lead the development of Council’s response to meeting its new obligations under the Gender Equality Act and contribute to policy that achieves positive health and wellbeing outcomes in the community through Council’s social recovery program and integrated health and wellbeing plan.


  • Develop a plan and gain stakeholder endorsement to ensure Council is compliant with its legislated obligations under the Gender Equality Act 2020.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities to develop a whole of Council response to preventing and responding to family violence
  • Contribute to the delivery of team goals including the integration of the health and wellbeing plan into the Council Plan.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to social policy or gender equity work or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in the gender equity field, social policy and strategy
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of projects that have achieved positive health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, work effectively and build partnerships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in researching, identifying and analysing data trends and developing policies and recommendations for consideration by senior leadership


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

How to Apply

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All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Teresa Parsons, Head of Integrated Community Service Planning and Review

Applications close midnight 11 January 2021.

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Barb Lawrence (HR Business Partner) on 03 8563 7657 or email:

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Social Policy and Gender Equity Advisor PD.pdf

Job Closing Date

Jan 11, 2021