Manager - State Health Promotion Unit

Permanent, Full-time

Location: Ashfield - 328-336 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131

Base Salary: $96,729.73 - $104,835.62

Gross Salary Package (Base Salary + Superannuation + Leave Loading): $116,802 - $126,367 (depending on experience)

All applications must consist of an up-to-date CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Applications close: 12 April 2021

Position summary

The role requires a high level of skills and experience in operational management, excellent operational judgment and critical thinking skills, high level communication and negotiation skills, exceptional change management and business development skills and an ability to adjust to changing work demands effectively.  It also requires previous experience in the provision of health promotion programs in the health sector.



The Manager - SHPU is responsible for managing the overall operations of all FPNSW health promotion services across NSW, including oversight of the design, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs and projects. The position is responsible for the effective management of workforce, productivity, budget, quality control and work health and safety measures.  They leads the delivery of health promotion services with a focus on business development, management systems, processes, continuous quality improvement, risk management and best practices.  The Manager - SHPU is responsible for leading change within the team and high level liaison with relevant stakeholders including Local Health Districts and Primary Health Networks. 

Essential criteria

  • Degree qualifications in health promotion, public health or a related field
  • A minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience in health promotion including the development, implementation and evaluation of traditional and digital health promotion programs and campaigns
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a management role including responsibility for business planning, human resource management, industrial relations and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively drive performance to targets and budgets whilst maintaining high levels of staff engagement
  • High level knowledge and experience in planning, implementing and embedding change
  • Strong leadership, supervision and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and adapt effectively to change
  • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, written and oral communication skills including community education, consumer engagement, advocacy, partnership development and networking
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and adherence to regulatory requirements
  • Current unrestricted NSW driver’s license and ability to travel throughout NSW

Desirable criteria

  • Post graduate qualifications in management
  • Sound knowledge of current reproductive & sexual health care issues
  • Demonstrated experience in managing services or programs working with relevant population groups, particularly people from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, CALD background, people with disability and/or young people

Other requirements

  • A Criminal Record Check and Working With Children Check are required prior to commencement in the role


  • FPNSW is a pro-choice organisation
    • Staff are expected to fully support an individual’s right to choose regarding their pregnancy, whether that be parenting, adoption/foster care or abortion
    • As an abortion service provider, all staff at FPNSW are expected to actively participate in the provision of abortion services within the full scope of their role.
    • For this role, that means developing, implementing and evaluating reproductive & sexual health promotion programs and projects that include information about abortion.
  • Must support the Family Planning NSW values:
    • Human rights focus - promoting the rights of all people to reproductive and sexual health
    • Integrity - maintaining a strong ethical base, being accountable and transparent
    • Inclusiveness - valuing and respecting diversity without judgement
    • Equity of access - ensuring access to our services for all including priority populations
    • Client centred - placing the needs of the whole person at the centre of our work
    • Commitment to excellence - ensuring high standards in all our work
    • A just culture – a balanced accountability for both individuals and the organisation

Work health and safety

  • All employees are responsible to ensure that they work in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to themselves, other workers, clients and visitors
  • Managers are responsible for ensuring that safe work practices are in place and all employees abide by safety instructions
  • Any potential risk should be reported to the employee’s manager immediately for investigation and remedy
  • Any breaches of safety procedures must be reported through the incident management procedures and any employee found breaching safety requirements will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment

Contact details

To apply: 

For further information please contact Jodie Duggan, Director Integrated Health Services/ Clinical Operations at or (02) 8752 4364.

Applications close by 5pm, 12 April.

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