Change for Sam Coordinator 

Applications are now open

  • Fixed term part time – 8 month contract 0.6 EFT
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Salary based on skills and experience
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Based in Cowes, Phillip Island

Gippsland Women’s Health (GWH) is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our team in the role of Change for Sam Coordinator.

The Change for Sam initiative was developed in response to the tragic death of Samantha Fraser (Sam) in July 2018.  The Change for Sam Coordinator will support and assist the implementation of the Change for Sam initiative, through co-ordination of the Action Plan, stakeholder engagement, resource development and other project activities. Working towards the prevention of violence against women and strengthening response to incidents of Family Violence.

GWH is the lead organisation for gender equity, women’s health, prevention of violence against women, and family violence system leadership in Gippsland. We exists to improve women’s health, wellbeing and freedom of choice by advancing gender equity and working to prevent violence against women.

Download Position Description and Key Selection Criteria or request one by phoning (03) 5143 1600.

To be considered applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted with a cover letter, full resume and at least two references. Applications can be emailed to or by forwarding a hard copy to Chief Executive Officer PO Box 664, Sale VIC 3850.

Applications close 9am, Monday 25 February 2019

Women only need apply: GWH has an Equal Opportunity Exemption No: H60/2013

About the Change for Sam Strategy

The Change for Sam strategy is an initiative driven by the community of Cowes, Phillip Island and the broader Bass Coast catchment area, in partnership with Gippsland Women’s Health and local inter sectoral stakeholders and government agencies. The Change for Sam initiative was developed in response to the tragic death of Samantha Fraser (Sam) in July 2018, and now has a dedicated local Steering Committee and Reference Group directing the strategic development of robust, community led actions working to prevent Family Violence occurring in the future.

Together with Gippsland Women’s Health, the Phillip Island community and partnering service providers identified the following key goals:

  1. To prevent Family Violence, particularly against women and children in the Bass Coast area.
  2. To coordinate current services and resources to better respond to incidents of Family Violence.

Gippsland Women’s Health have taken an active role in supporting the development of the initiative, and now wish to appoint a family violence specialist to work locally in the Philip Island area undertaking an active role in implementing and coordinating the CFS strategic plan.

The full position description and how to apply can be found on our Positions Vacant page.