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We currently have a number of exciting opportunities to join our passionate team. We have the following opportunities available

Health Promotion Officer 

Are you are looking for an exciting challenge as a member of a passionate health promotion team reducing the stigma and restrictions of incontinence?

4.8 million Australians are affected by bladder and bowel control problems, regardless of age or background.
  
The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. Our vision is to have a community free of the stigma and restrictions of incontinence.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Health Promotion professional who is keen to drive best practice health promotion programs at a national level.

As a central member of our health promotion team, you will work closely with the Health Promotion Manager and your state-based colleagues to identify and implement new health promotion initiatives and strategies. Your experience in stakeholder engagement will see you broker and maintain effective partnerships with a range of national stakeholders to increase the reach and impact of our work.

This is a busy role that will require an energetic individual with strong organisational skills and the ability to multi task. Excellent communication skills are essential as is the willingness to work cooperatively in a team environment. An ability to travel interstate is required.

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in health promotion and proven health promotion experience ideally gained from within the primary, acute or community health care sectors. Experience in stakeholder engagement and relationship management coupled with strong planning, evaluation and report writing skills are also essential, as are well developed computer skills.

To apply:

Applications close 7pm Sunday 20th August 2017.

All applicants must address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. To obtain a copy of the position description, please email info@continence.org.au quoting the reference NHPO17.

Please send your completed application along with a cover letter, your CV and response to the key selection criteria to info@continence.org.au before 7pm on Sunday 20th August 2017.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role please contact Ann Hudson on 03 9347 2522.

Policy Officer

Reporting to the CEO, you will be integral in contributing to the strategic plan and priorities on policy development through leadership and management of stakeholder consultations. To achieve this you will:

  • Analyse and identify emerging policy issues and priorities within health reform
  • Manage research and policy processes to influence the agenda on a state and national level
  • Produce formal responses and represent policy positions to key stakeholders
  • Develop policy papers, briefings, speeches, reports and project briefs
  • Lead and manage strategies to consult, engage and build relationships with the Foundation’s members, expert advisors and senior government officials
  • Provide strategic advice to the CEO and board on policy development and direction

To be considered for this position, you will have sound knowledge of health and social policy and demonstrated experience working in policy development. You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage and build sustainable stakeholder relationships at a senior level.

You are a natural problem solver with an analytical mind who can influence and affect change whilst working in a political environment with competing demands and priorities.

Tertiary qualifications in public policy, social sciences or equivalent academic qualification is essential.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact and contribute to the strategic direction to an organisation please click here to apply, submitting your resume and covering letter in MS Word format, quoting reference #33663. To discuss the opportunity, please email Emma Adams on emma.adams@ngorecruitment.com

Note: there is no formal closing date, please apply as soon as possible


National Continence Helpline – Continence Nurse Advisor 

  • National helpline
  • Casual positions available (grade 4B)
  • Inner city location

Are you a Registered Nurse with continence management experience?

Are you passionate about using your knowledge to help improve the lives of people experiencing the stigma and restrictions of incontinence?

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body focussing on advocating and providing information, advice and support to the 4.8 million Australians who experience bladder and bowel health issues. The Commonwealth funded National Continence Helpline, staffed by expert nurses and supported by a dedicated team, is an essential component of the advice and support we provide to both the community and to health professionals.

Your strong continence management experience enables you to provide telephone advisory services for the management of urinary and faecal incontinence to consumers, carers and health professionals. Your flexibility allows you to be available for occasional casual shifts between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. You are enthusiastic, willing to learn and enjoy being part of a close team delivering a quality service, with a passion for improving quality of life for people experiencing continence issues.

In return we can offer you easy access to an inner city location, and the opportunity to be part of a passionate and dedicated team.

For further information and a position description, please contact Mary Trezise on 03 9347 2522 or email m.trezise@continence.org.au.

Please submit your application to: Mary Trezise on email m.trezise@continence.org.au, using the subject line: Continence Nurse Advisor