- Supportive, flexible and values-driven environment
- Part-time opportunity on a 2-year contract
- Applicants from all capital cities within Australia are invited to apply
The Heart Foundation is Australia's leading heart health charity, committed to helping Australians lead healthier lifestyles and encouraging those most at risk to take better care of their heart health. Our Connecting Hearts Strategy (2021 - 23) is focused on our life saving work in Research, Support & Care and Risk Reduction, to reduce heart disease and improve quality of life of all people in Australia.
The Heart Foundation is committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment for all. We strive to represent the communities we serve and recognise the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse team brings to our organisation. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups.
About the role
This position provides the expertise necessary to support the development, implementation and evaluation of the Victorian risk reduction priorities within the organisational operational plan and to promote best practice cardio-vascular care through the primary health system in Victoria. This position will work closely with the Risk Reduction team to deliver activities and programs in VIC that will promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease through increased uptake of Heart Health Checks (absolute cardiovascular risk assessments) and the importance of risk reduction measures (lifestyle and clinical) to the general community and health professional audiences. The position also contributes to the Heart Foundation's risk reduction agenda by working collaboratively with similar positions across all Divisions. The role involves travelling rurally in Victoria, so a flexible Victorian location with a combination of some time in the Melbourne Office is ideal.
Relevant tertiary qualifications in nursing, allied health, health promotion or public health.
Skills, knowledge and experience
* Understanding and appreciation of cardiovascular health as a public health challenge.
* Awareness of the clinical issues associated with treatment and management of cardiovascular disease in
* Understanding of effective dissemination and implementation strategies for clinical practice guidelines for
* Sound understanding of state level health structures and networks.
* Demonstrable success in negotiating and building partnerships in Government (federal, state and/or local)
and non-Government organisations.
* Excellent interpersonal savvy and ability to build internal and external relationships.
* Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
* Demonstrated cross group collaboration and influencing skills.
* Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
* Excellent writing skill (including submissions for external funding) with attention to detail.
* Proven project management skills (including budgets).
* Demonstrated experience in attracting external funding through the preparation of submissions and tenders.
We offer our staff:
- A supportive team and positive work environment
- A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development and wellbeing
- Access to flexible and hybrid work arrangements including a balanced approach to WFH and office
- Health and wellbeing initiatives
- Recognition and reward programs
- Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- Generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay (up to $15,900 a year)
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter via the careers page on our Heart Foundation website addressing the essential requirements. Please refer to the position description available on our website for further information about the role.