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Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) is a proudly feminist organisation, supporting the creation of equal, just and resilient communities that lead change towards women’s empowerment, women’s health, the prevention of violence against women and ultimately, gender equality, in rural and regional Victoria. 

Our work addresses the harms of binary gender norms and practices to achieve long-term gender equality. We apply a gendered lens to the factors and environments that shape women’s health and wellbeing in rural and regional Victoria. Our expertise is in women’s economic empowerment, gender justice and climate change, gender equity, the prevention of violence against women and sexual and reproductive health. 

Our experienced staff are local leaders in the field of gender equity and shared learning. We make our expertise accessible to our communities through highly regarded research, resources and toolkits. We are alert to the political environment, and work to uphold and advance women’s rights by influencing policy and planning. We work alongside women to listen to and amplify experiences of health to raise awareness, change attitudes, and influence system response. 

We also work with community groups, organisations and workplaces to develop and deliver information and practical tools, consultations, coaching, tailored training, workshops and facilitated conversations.

New Funding (Fixed term to June 2024)

We have recently been funded to increase our workforce to 30 June 2024. The following positions are newly created (or available where staff are acting in new roles). We are looking forward to welcoming new team members for the next two years and, if successful in our continued advocacy for an ongoing funding increase, for the future.

Current positions vacant:

Community Development Worker – Wangaratta

We’re looking for someone to contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of health promotion activities, and to engage with community stakeholders around gender equality and health promotion. The position is on a contract basis, until 30 June 2024 – you’ll find all the details at Ethical Jobs, where you can also submit your application.

Want to know what it’s like working at WHGNE before you apply? Hear from some of our staff, who share their perspectives in this video:

How to Apply

Please head over to Ethical Jobs, where you will find our roles listed, with instructions on how to apply.

We are actively recruiting for these roles, so please forward your application as soon as it is ready. If you have any questions, please email us and we’d be happy to answer them.

Note for potential applicants (staff roles):

  • WHGNE has an exemption under the equal opportunity act to employ only women: EO #H144/2022.
  • WHGNE encourages, supports and welcomes women to apply no matter your race, ethnicity, social background, religion, age, sexual orientation or whether you are living with a disability. Cis-gender and trans women are welcome to apply. 
  • WHGNE is committed to supporting skill development and encourages applications from women who believe they meet the majority of the key selection criteria and are keen to build further skills and experience. 
  • WHGNE has a flexible working policy and as such, employees may elect to work from home, or from another convenient location. However, the designated place of work is the WHGNE office in Wangaratta and staff are expected to be able to attend the office and travel to meetings across the region in person as required. 
  • We want to support our local workforce so it is desirable (not mandatory!) that applicants live in one of the following 12 Local Government Areas to apply for a role at Women’s Health Goulburn North East:

– Alpine Shire
– Benalla Rural City
– City of Greater Shepparton
– Indigo Shire
– Mansfield Shire
– Mitchell Shire
– Moira Shire
– Murrinidindi Shire
– Strathbogie Shire
– Towong Shire
– Rural City of Wangaratta
– City of Wodonga 

Working Conditions

Under the Fair Work Act 2009, WHGNE is empowered to develop our own Employee Collective Agreement (ECA). This is in place of an Award and it forms the basis for all staff employed at WHGNE and is registered with Fair Work. You can read our ECA here.

Our Workplace

WHGNE’s work is focused on cultural change that leads us towards gender equality. We believe this good work starts with us, so we have developed a set of values that guide how we work together as a team, and how we work with others in our community. We feel it is important that we model what these values look like in practice, and encourage you to think about whether they are applicable to your own setting. These practices focus on what each member of our team can do to support our feminist way of working.