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Full time or 0.8 EFT / Immediate start

The Continence Foundation of Australia provides support and advice to over 5 million Australians affected by, or at risk of, bladder and bowel control problems and acts as an advocate for their interests. As the national peak body, the Foundation exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.

Have you ever dreamt of working in a space that has the capacity to make a real difference? With one in four people experiencing incontinence this role has the potential to be highly influential within the public health sector. 

We are seeking a purpose driven, experienced Health Promotion/Community Development professional who has strong leadership and planning skills to drive a new team to achieve the Foundations mission.

As the lead in developing health promoting strategies and plans you will be pivotal in the lasting success of the Foundation’s work in building community awareness and reducing the stigma of incontinence, as well as enabling people experiencing incontinence to engage in prevention, treatment and management. 

The role

As Health Promotion Manager you will:

  • Plan, manage and evaluate strategic health promotion activities that target and partner with consumers to enhance self help and health seeking behaviour.
  • Develop, support and maintain health promotion campaigns that foster prevention and engagement with support mechanisms.
  • Develop, support and maintain health promotion activities that build awareness and reduce stigma associated with incontinence.
  • Lead a small team of health promotion officers to innovate and connect with consumers and the general public around evidence based best practice continence care.
  • Be the main agent of change within a sector that is at the precipice of great influence around reform agendas in aged care, disability and chronic disease, as well as women and men’s health, and gender and cultural diversity.
  • Manage a generous budget and hit the ground running to achieve the role objectives.

About you

You will have the following attributes to be successful:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in health promotion/community development or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ demonstrated experience in managing health and/or community teams, programs or projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, delivering and evaluating complex plans.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in developing campaigns of influence.

For more information please contact Sally-Ann Nadj, Programs Manager on 0418 363 261 or [email protected] or click here for a copy of the position description.

Please email your application to [email protected]. Applications close 22 October and only applications with a cover letter addressing the role requirements will be accepted. 

Continence Foundation of Australia

  • National peak body
  • Non-profit organisation
  • Play a key role in influencing policy and direction in the health sector
  • Interesting and challenging new role immediately available for the right candidate
  • Full time – hours negotiable

Have you got a talent for shaping policy and advocacy in the health sector?

Are you highly organised and experienced in stakeholder management?

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Policy & Research Officer wanting to participate in policy development through consultation, stakeholder engagement, scoping needs, development, implementation and review. If you are passionate about policy development and advocacy, enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have a sound understanding of the health sector reforms this role could be for you.

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body focussing on advocating for improved quality of life for the 1 in 4 Australians who face the stigma and restrictions of bladder or bowel health issues. Working with this membership based organisation you will be building awareness and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to shape and drive high quality policy and research activity.

To be successful in this role you will have a working knowledge of health care reforms and have prior experience gained in a similar role where you have had to develop reports, submissions and policy documents.

Your experience with high level representation and the ability to represent the Continence Foundation of Australia as a peak body at government and industry committees will be highly desirable as will well developed interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment under limited supervision.

In return we can offer you a competitive remuneration package including salary packaging, easy to access to an eastern suburbs location and the opportunity to work with a passionate and dedicated team.

For more information please contact Rowan Cockerell on 03 8692 8400  or [email protected] or click here for a copy of the position description.

Applications close 22 October 2021 and only applications with a cover letter addressing the above attributes will be accepted. Please forward your application to [email protected].

0.8 EFT

Melbourne based

We are seeking a purpose driven, experienced project manager who has a desire to see lasting reform in the aged care sector.

As the lead in developing the implementation plan for the evidence based, best practice model of continence care, you will be able to engage and influence decision makers throughout the sector to provide dignified care for those living in residential aged care.

The role

As project manager you will focus on the codesign of the implementation plan, engage appropriate stakeholders to participate in its application and advocate for it as a key component of the reform agenda.

You will be supported by the broader Foundation team to:

  • Develop implementation strategies
  • Engage and establish influential relationships
  • Budget, evaluate and performance report

About you

You will have the following attributes to be successful:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in health/policy/business.
  • At least 3-5 years’ demonstrated experience in project management, planning, and implementation, particularly in initiatives focused on achieving public health/social reform.
  • Attention to detail, good problem-solving skills and highly developed written and oral presentation skills, with ability to inform evidence-based decision making
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with a broad range of stakeholders particularly in the aged care sector.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders to inform policy development and gain commitment to implementation 

For more information please contact Sally-Ann Nadj Programs Manager on 0418 363 261 or [email protected] or click here for a copy of the position description.

Applications close 22 October and only applications with a cover letter addressing the above attributes will be accepted.

We are seeking a passionate and highly organised Events Assistant to join our small but dedicated and vibrant team in a new and exciting role. The Events Assistant will have the opportunity to advance their existing event coordination skills within a supportive and fun environment. You will work on and learn from national, state based, and virtual education events across venues in Australia, whilst maximising your coordination skills in event and program planning, virtual event coordination, supplier and venue management and event marketing.

Your day-to-day tasks will be varied, and may include:

  • Answering delegate enquiries and liaising with speakers.
  • Setting up and meeting with committees, including agendas and action notes.
  • Implement marketing plans with the Marketing & Communication department.
  • Coordinating website updating and improvement.
  • Managing end to end program requirements, including abstract submissions and coordinating invited speakers and VIPs.
  • Support and facilitate the management of virtual and hybrid events, utilising the latest event technology.
  • Venue research and liaison.
  • General day to day administration to progress planning of the event.
  • Working collaboratively across multiple departments to ensure the success of the event.

About you

  • You will have experience in events, hospitality or similar role is highly regarded, but not essential.
  • You will have the ability to work on multiple priorities, with excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You can work autonomously but with a team focus.
  • You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with creative flair
  • You have experience using Microsoft Office Suite and EventsAir or other similar software is desirable.
  • You have a tertiary qualification in Event Management or related discipline is desirable.

Click here for a copy of the position description or contact Rosa Siderelis, National Events Coordinator at [email protected] or on 03 8692 8400.

Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter and CV addressing the reasons why you would be perfect for the role.

Please apply as soon as possible as appropriately qualified candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.

  Continence Foundation of Australia

  • National peak body
  • Non-profit organisation
  • Play a key role in influencing quality improvement, clinical governance and safety systems of our organisation
  • Interesting and challenging new role immediately available for the right candidate
  • Part time – 15 hours per week

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic individual to provide strategic direction and leadership for all quality, clinical safety and risk related activities across the Continence Foundation’s Clinical Services and Programs.

Primary responsibilities will include developing and implementing a quality and safety system, including clinical risk assessment, auditing and monitoring, management and tracking of complaints and compliments and evaluation functions. 

The position of Quality and Safety Coordinator requires a strong knowledge base and demonstrated experience working in the health/ human services field, with a proven record of success in coordinating quality related programs.

The position exists within a small team, consisting of project teams and clinical services which operate from the national office in Melbourne, with some interstate office support. 

In return we can offer you a competitive remuneration package including salary packaging, easy to access to an eastern suburbs location and the opportunity to work with a passionate and dedicated team.

About you

  • Understanding of the application of quality principles within health services. 
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of service evaluation frameworks and practical implementation. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills, including the ability to review and analyse quantitative and qualitative data and compile appropriate reports.
  • A commitment to enhancing the ongoing capability of the Continence Foundation and  improving services, supports and the quality of life for people experiencing incontinence.  

Click here for a copy of the position description or contact Penelope Hunter, at [email protected].

Applications will only be accepted with a cover letter and CV addressing the reasons why you would be perfect for the role. Please forward your application to [email protected]

Please apply as soon as possible with your CV and covering letter, as appropriately qualified candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.

Part time/Casual

About the Role

We are seeking a Nurse Continence Specialist to conduct NDIS Continence Assessments in our Victorian based clinic.

​​​​The role involves conducting continence assessments and writing management plans for NDIS reporting purposes. 

  • You will support the clinical services of the Foundation in providing safe and high quality clinical expertise and care to consumers that is professionally relevant, current, evidence-based and best practice
  • You will work collaboratively in supporting health promotion, education and resource development for the Foundation
  • You will support the programs and projects of the Foundation by providing clinical expertise and guidance as required 

About You

  • You are a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications and experience in continence assessment, management and care
  • You have a high level of expertise in continence assessment, management, care and promotion
  • You are dedicated to continuous professional development with a focus on continence knowledge enhancement
  • You have strong communication skillsinterpersonal, written and verbal
  • You have strong computer literacy and digital skills including Microsoft Office

Click here for a copy of the position description or contact Terry Wesselink, Victorian Continence Resource Centre, Continence Foundation of Australia Victorian Branch at [email protected] or on (03) 9816 8266.

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Last Updated: Thu 14, Oct 2021
Last Reviewed: Fri 13, Nov 2020