Deadly Choices Program Manager

Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference and positively contribute to broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? We are seeking a passionate Deadly Choices Program Manager to ‘Don the Sash’ and join the Bombers on a Fixed Term contract until June 2023.About usEssendon FC - "The Bombers" - are a professional sporting team in the Australian Football League. This is an incredibly exciting time, celebrating 150 years of history of the Essendon Football Club and beginning a new chapter of our women's football story as we take the field for the first time in the AFLW competition. As home to 5 sporting teams, we run our AFL men’s program, VFL women’s and men’s programs, and a wheelchair football team. But we’re more than the game. Not only do we exist to win premierships, we aim to give back to our loyal membership base, and importantly, our community. We understand and take seriously the impact we have on social outcomes and work tirelessly to ensure positive outcomes, from our partnership with The Long Walk, to our indigenous pathway programs. To do this, we have strong commercial partnerships and innovate with non-traditional ventures, such as our Essendon Education Academy and EFC Investment Fund, so that we can deliver world class events, give back to our fans, run community programs and ultimately, strive toward our 17th premiership.About the roleBased on Tiwi, the Deadly Choices Program Manager is responsible for the delivery of school and community based health education, promotion and prevention activities; in line with the Regional Action Plan and the Deadly Choices and Smoking Cessation Procedures Manuals. As an Essendon Football Club employee you will positively contribute to the broader Tiwi Islands community as a role model and representative of EFC and The Long Walk foundation.As the Deadly Choices Program Manager, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective networks throughout the Tiwi Island communities and undertake planning to help identify and establish needs. You will advocate for and provide support to local service providers and participate in promotional visits to local community groups such as schools, sporting groups and social service agencies.About youWe are looking for a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander* with an established community connection on Tiwi.  Based on Tiwi, the selected candidate will have a drivers licence to enable travel to and from off site programs.With a passion for health and community, you will have previous work experience in engagement or development programs. Your kind and open nature enables you to have strong interpersonal skills. You will show demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, by respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business.To Apply Please submit your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence immediately. Please include in your cover letter why you are a great fit for this role, and why you want to work with Essendon Football Club.With our commitment to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care, we undertake several screening processes to ensure this commitment is upheld. This includes ensuring all of our people hold a valid employee Working with Children/ Vulnerable People check and a satisfactory criminal history record check.* NOTE: This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to applyAll applications will be treated with respect and confidentiality, including timely responses.We politely ask not to be approached by recruitment agencies at this time. 70000 AUD Tiwi Islands 0822