Health Promotion Officer (Safety Planner) (8241)

$90,591 - $98,566 yearly
  • Boroondara City Council
  • Camberwell Victoria 3124, Australia
  • Jan 04, 2021
Contractor/Temp Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

  • Part time (32 hours per week) from January 2020 until February 2022 (Parental Leave)
  • Play a key role in supporting community safety across Boroondara
  • $90,591 - $98,566 (pro rata to be applied) plus Super

Reporting to the Senior Coordinator Social Planning & Research, you will contribute to the strengthening of local networks, and support partnerships to undertake a range of health promotion programs, projects and initiatives with a focus on community safety and preventative health issues.

A little bit about the role

The Health Promotion Officer (Safety Planner) will design, research, develop and implement effective community safety strategies, policies and programs around gender equity, family violence, alcohol and drug use (prescription and other drugs), social housing and a range of other issues that impact on wellbeing and safety in the City of Boroondara.

They also assist in the identification of current and future community needs, demands, expectations and aspirations as they relate to health, wellbeing and community safety.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working in the areas of community safety, gender equity and family violence, social housing, alcohol and other drugs and crime prevention.
  • Demonstrated skills in the development, implementation and evaluation of community safety projects including skills in project management.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing funding applications for grants.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and facilitating partnerships with community stakeholders, including advisory committees.
  • Proven skills in policy analysis, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong communication skills, including writing of reports and submissions for a range of audiences and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a political environment.

Want to know more?

Boroondara prides itself on its excellent community and support services. We consult with the community to ensure that we deliver to their expectations with a strong focus on customer experience.

To gain a real insight into this fantastic opportunity we recommend you refer to the position description, or contact Katherine Wright, Senior Coordinator Social Planning and Research on (03) 9278 4827 or

 Qualifications and Employment Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in community development, social science, and/or related human services discipline.
  • Experience and detailed knowledge in social health and wellbeing including health promotion and/or community development.
  • Experience in working with community members and interest groups in the development of community development initiatives.
  • Experience in gender equity, community safety, crime prevention, social housing, family violence, and drug and alcohol issues.
  • Experience in policy analysis, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply’ button by 11:59pm Monday 11 January 2020. All applications must be made via the online portal; no applications direct to the hiring manager will be considered.

Who are we?

The City of Boroondara is a metropolitan council, representing more than 170,000 people in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A leader in the local government sector, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, we believe in providing an environment where our staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals.

We like to challenge the norm and we are investing significantly in innovation and technology improvements in order to provide our customers with an even greater experience and engagement. We are putting our customers at the forefront of what we do with our organisation wide change initiative, the Customer Experience Improvement Strategy (CEIS).

You will be instrumental in driving this change across the organisation using best practice approaches to successfully support us from the now to our desired future state.

With so much going on it’s a great time to join Boroondara!

Job Closing Date

Jan 11, 2021