20 January, 2023

First Nations Heart Health, Project Officer

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander? Do you want to play a key role in improving heart health outcomes for First Nations Peoples?

About the Heart Foundation

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.

This newly created role will significantly contribute to the development and implementation of our First Nations Heart Health programs and projects. We invite you to join us on this important journey to provide operational and administrative support and improve heart health outcomes for First Nations peoples. 

This role can be worked either full-time, or part-time. We offer flexibility, including hybrid working arrangements.

What you will bring to the role

  • Knowledge or experience in project delivery, community development or health-related fields
  • Understanding of the issues, enablers and barriers relating to First Nations Health, and/or experience working to address equity and promote self-determination for First Nations communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working directly with First Nations communities with appropriate cultural competence and sensitivity
  • Organisational skills with an ability to manage and prioritise work tasks and use a range of computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to engage with a diverse range of people.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment for all and we strive to represent the communities we serve.

This is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position, hence we will only accept applications from candidates who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We value the unique perspectives, skills, understanding and lived experience that you will contribute to our First Nations Heart Health Strategy and programs.

What we offer

Our team believe in our purpose, they are proud to work at the Heart Foundation and have the opportunity to make a difference every day through challenging and meaningful work. We promote active living and support our employees to have healthy work life balance.

  • Generous Salary Packaging due to our not-for-profit status, which typically significantly increases your take home pay
  • A positive and supportive team culture, with a commitment to diversity and inclusion  
  • Additional day of leave during our end of year closure
  • Programs and initiatives that focus on your wellbeing at work 

Ready to apply?

For a confidential discussion about this new role, please contact Le Smith on (08) 8982 2700.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements and outlining your interest in this role.

Applications will close on Sunday 12 February 2023. We may commence shortlisting candidates prior to the closure of this role, so please don’t delay submitting your application.

Our commitment to health & safety

We have a COVID-19 vaccination policy in place that requires all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated or hold a valid medical exemption. We may request vaccination or exemption evidence in the pre-employment stage.

Please note that any offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks which must be completed prior to commencement. This may include a national criminal history check, working with children check and other background checks relevant to the specific role.