Work At ACON

Work At ACON

 

 

ACON offers a colourful, nurturing and fun workplace.

Our staff and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness. We are committed to our employee’s professional development and engagement – ensuring we build our capabilities with people that have the right values, attitudes, skills and knowledge.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For all job details, download the relevant job pack.

How To Apply

How To Apply

1) Download and follow the instructions within the relevant job pack.

2) Download and complete the ACON Employment Application Form

3) Address the selection criteria as outlined in the job pack.

4) Submit a copy of your resume (CV) including referees and cover letter.

5) Email your complete application to vacancy@acon.org.au

Application Checklist

Application Checklist

Before you submit your application, ensure you have the following:

  • Completed ACON Employment Application form
  • Document addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the position description
  • Copy of your resume (CV) including referees
  • Cover letter

Current Vacancies

Principal Planner – Engagement Strategies Unit

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and creative Principal Planner to take up an important leadership position within ACON and the broader NSW HIV sector.

  • Lead and inspire a highly specialised campaign team to deliver an award-winning campaign platform, Ending HIV.
  • Make a significant contribution to building ACON’s reputation as a national and international leader for HIV prevention, support, and health promotion campaigns.
  • Work alongside some of Sydney’s best creative and digital agencies to create campaigns that empower our communities to live their healthiest lives.

The Role 

This is an important leadership position within ACON and the broader NSW HIV sector. The occupant of this position must have a strong creative background and an ability to understanding of, and ability to translate complex health messaging into behaviour change communication in a way that is attractive and convincing to a diverse range of target audiences.

This position manages the Engagement Strategies Unit within ACON. A small, and highly focused team within the HIV and Sexual Health Division. It is responsible for the effective planning, delivery, and evaluation of a wide range of social marketing and integrated digital marketing campaigns along with other health promotion activities targeting ACON communities. Strategic thinking, innovation and strong a solution focused mentality are valuable skills and attributes for this role.

The position has a specific emphasis on encouraging testing, treatment, and prevention of HIV and STIs among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), through our award-winning campaign platform, Ending HIV.

Together with the Director of HIV and Sexual Health and other Managers in ACON’s HIV and Sexual Health Division, the Principal Planner, Engagement Strategies Unit has significant responsibilities for achieving results outlined in the ACON Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024 and NSW HIV Strategy 2021 – 2025.

Working at ACON

ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace. Our employees and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness and for our capacity to deliver innovative community engagement and health promotion programs and initiatives for our communities.

To support the successful candidate in their new role at ACON we are also offering the following:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous learning and development opportunities.

Location

This position is a 5 day per week role (38 hours) on a full-time for 3 years contract, at the ACON Sydney office. We also have flexible working options with some days in the office and some days at home.

Salary and Entitlements

This position will be paid a total remuneration package (TRP) between $120,000 – $130,000 (TRP includes superannuation and leave loading) commensurate with skills and experience.

We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous array of entitlements often above the National Employment Standards (NES) including:

  • Salary Packaging up to $30,000 gross up value (i.e. currently up to $15,899 tax free)
  • Generous pro-rata leave entitlements including up to an extra week of paid leave for full time employees to be taken during our Christmas and New Year’s shutdown period
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – access to a comprehensive counselling service free to employees

All applications must include:

  1. a completed ACON application form;
  2. a document addressing BOTH the essential and desirable selection criteria; and
  3. your resume.

For more information about this position, you can text, call, or email: Matthew Vaughan, Director HIV and Sexual Health, on 0428 969 545 or MVaughan@acon.org.au

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – Principal Planner – Engagement Strategies Unit

Applications close Friday 2 December 2022.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Training Content Developer

ACON’s Pride Training Team is seeking a talented Training Content Developer. Pride Training is an ACON social enterprise. We are here to improve the health and wellbeing of people from sexuality and gender diverse communities by building the capacity, knowledge, and confidence of clients to deliver inclusive and affirming practices and services.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate person to research, develop and write training content on a range of topics related to our LGBTQ+ people and communities. The role requires:

  • knowledge of the sexuality and gender diverse community
  • knowledge of learning solutions which appeal to learners and complement their learning styles with consideration of adult learning principles and best practice learning design
  • the ability to work collaboratively with the team, stakeholders, and subject matter experts
  • the ability to review and continuously improve work with a great attention to detail

This position is part-time 2 days / 14 hours per week – this could be extended to 4 days / 28 hours per week for the right candidate – for a 12 month contract (with an option to renew).

Salary:

The annual salary offered for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience, inclusive of superannuation and leave loading. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.

Location:

This position is located at the ACON Sydney Office. We also have flexible working options with some days in the office and some days at home.

For more information about the role, please contact Kent Hildred, Pride Training Manager at KHildred@acon.org.au.

All applications must include:

  1. a completed ACON application form;
  2. a document addressing the selection criteria in bullet point form (max. 3 pages); and
  3. your resume (max. 3 pages).

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – Training Content Developer

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sydney Office

  • Full time position available
  • Newly created role
  • 3 year contract

ACON is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated Diversity and Inclusion Officer to join our Corporate Services team!

The Diversity and Inclusion Officer is responsible for assisting in the creation of an inclusive workplace for all staff.  Initially there will be a strong focus on ACON’s Reconciliation Action Plan, Multicultural Engagement Plan, Women’s Taskforce and Trans and Gender Blueprint.

The role involves the development, monitoring and review of policies and inclusion strategies designed to support the organisation to achieve best practice standards, and ensure that the organisation, staff and stakeholders comply with legislative obligations in terms of Diversity and Inclusion.

The occupant of the position must have experience in promoting diversity and inclusion across organisations, experience working as a D&I practitioner or within a D&I team, and a solid understanding of Australian D&I practice and initiatives commonplace within Australian organisations.

The role is full-time and is located at the ACON Sydney Surry Hills Office.

Salary:

The annual salary offered for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience, inclusive of superannuation and leave loading. You may also elect to salary package a portion of your salary (up to $30,000 gross-up value) tax-free.

Location:

This position is located at the ACON Sydney Office.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Vicki Cranfield, HR Manager on 0490 857 323.

All applications must include:

  1. a completed ACON application form;
  2. a document addressing BOTH the essential and desirable selection criteria; and
  3. your resume.

Please download the Job Application Guide at https://www.acon.org.au/about-acon/jobs/

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sydney Office

Applications close 5pm Monday, 5 December 2022.

Previous applicants need not apply.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Health Promotion Officer First Nations Health Programs

This is a great opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to join the First Nations Health Programs team at ACON and support the development, delivery and evaluation of health promotion programs and community initiatives for LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

  • A passion for improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities
  • Build meaningful partnerships between ACON and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, community organisations and government agencies
  • Join a highly motivated and enthusiastic team that focuses on community engagement and empowerment across a range of LGBTQ+SB populations. 

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to join the First Nations Health Programs team at ACON. It’s a great opportunity if you are passionate about community engagement and improving health outcomes for LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Programs

The First Nations Health Programs is a state funded team that develops, delivers, and evaluates a range of health promotion programs and initiatives for LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, with a particular focus on sexual health and HIV prevention

We are looking for someone who:

  1. Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  2. Has a drive to support the health of LGBTQ+SB Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in relation to social, emotional, and cultural well-being.
  3. Has experience and knowledge in community engagement and/or health promotion in relation to ACON’s communities, particularly:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
    • People of diverse sexualities and genders
    • People living with HIV and/or are vulnerable to HIV
    • Sex workers
    • People who use drugs.
  4. Experience in the use of social media and other online tools and how to use these for community engagement
  5. Has a commitment to working from a strength based and empowerment approach to community engagement and health promotion.
  6. Has an interest and commitment in building ACON’s partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and government agencies.
  7. Has a current NSW driver’s licence and is happy to travel around NSW. Please note that this is not a requirement. 

Working at ACON

ACON provides a colourful, nurturing, and fun workplace. Our employees and volunteers are the foundation for our ongoing effectiveness and for our capacity to deliver innovative community engagement and health promotion programs and initiatives for our communities.

To support the successful candidate in their new role at ACON we are also offering the following:

  • Tailored mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunities for co-location with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous learning and development opportunities.

Location

This position is a 5 day per week role (35 hours) on a full-time permanent basis, at the ACON Sydney or Hunter office. We also have flexible working options with some days in the office and some days at home.

Salary and Entitlements

The Community Health Promotion Officer position will be paid a total remuneration package (TRP) between $72,008 – $80,657 (TRP includes superannuation and leave loading) commensurate with skills and experience.

We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous array of entitlements often above the National Employment Standards (NES) including:

  • Salary Packaging up to $30,000 gross up value (i.e. currently up to $15,899 tax free)
  • Generous pro-rata leave entitlements including up to an extra week of paid leave for full time employees to be taken during our Christmas and New Year’s shutdown period
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – access to a comprehensive counselling service free to employees

For more information about this position, you can text, call, or email:

  1. Jinny-Jane Smith, Team Leader First Nations Health Programs, on 0416 085 616 or JSmith@acon.org.au
  2. Tim Wark, Manager Community Partnerships and Population Programs, on 0421 620 028 or twark@acon.org.au
  3. Call us to arrange a chat at an ACON office or at a local coffee shop.

DOWNLOAD: Job Guide – Community Health Promotion Officer First Nations Health Programs

Applications ongoing.

ACON is an EEO employer. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Find Out More

For more information about ACON recruitment, please contact ACON’s Human Resources Team: