Coordinator - Health Equity and Planning

$108,082 - $120,180 yearly
  • Greater Geelong City Council
  • 100 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • Jan 12, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Job no: 495891
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Classification: Band 8 (108,082 - $120,180 pa)
Categories: Health Promotion, Community Development

About us

We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role

In this role you will report directly to the Manager Healthy Communities and will be responsible for the delivery of the Health Equity and Planning Unit. This is a full-time position with the primary focus on progressing a range of projects and strategies that contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of the Geelong community.

You will be responsible for Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan (MPWHP) development, implementation and review to achieve equitable health outcomes given the impact of place, life stage, gender, disability, multicultural and Aboriginal experiences.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Taking a coordination role in the planning and evaluation of health and wellbeing strategic activities such as the MPHWP, Positive Ageing Strategy, Mental Health Action Plan and Children and Young People Strategy.
  • Coordinating the Health Equity and Planning Unit to deliver a range of preventive health initiatives that respond to Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan priorities.
  • Partnering to initiate and coordinate community level prevention actions that address the determinants of health and result in health equity given health differentials arising from place, life stage, gender, disability, multicultural and Aboriginal experiences.
  • Increasing the health literacy of the community so individuals gain access to, understand and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health.
  • Supporting and promoting evidence-based practice and evaluation.
  • Establishing annual budgets, as well as monitoring and reporting according to agreed protocols.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the Social Sciences, Community Development, Health or a related field, and several years’ experience in public health, health promotion, community development or related field, or undergraduate degree with extensive experience in any of these areas.
  • Current employee Working with Children check.
  • Knowledge of public health policy and health promotion practice within local government settings.
  • Evidence of participation in effective partnerships both within and across organisations to achieve systemic health and health equity outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and supervision to staff, volunteers and community members in the implementation of health prevention and health literacy initiatives.
  • Knowledge of effective health literacy interventions that promote and maintain good health.


Ability to provide sound financial budget management and reporting.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries

Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries: Janice Lane | 03 5272 4511 |

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

Applications close: 28 Jan 2021 5:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Job Closing Date

Jan 28, 2021