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An exciting and unique opportunity is now available to join ACON’s Community Health Division and lead Harm Reduction Programs.

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people across NSW,
  • Make a significant contribution to reducing alcohol and other drugs harms in our community,
  • Lead and grow a highly motivated and enthusiastic team focused on community engagement and empowerment.

The Role We are seeking a committed, creative, and experienced leader to manage ACON’s Harm Reduction Programs, team members and volunteers. This role manages the development, delivery, evaluation, and monitoring of ACON’s Harm Reduction Programs. These programs are situated in the Health, Equity and Harm Reduction unit and currently include the Pivot Point online platform and related harm reduction campaigns, ACON’s Sydney Needle and Syringe Program, and the ACON Rovers Program.

These programs deliver community health promotion related to alcohol and other drug harm reduction, which includes policy, partnerships and collaboration, research, advocacy, capacity building, community development and peer education for sexuality and gender diverse adults (LGBTQ+) and those at risk of or living with BBV’s such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

ACON’s Harm Reduction Programs seek to advance health and wellbeing by using social determinants of health, intersectional and human rights values, and principles. We work across all sexuality and gender diverse communities, including Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob, LGBTQ+ people from multicultural backgrounds and LGBTQ+ people living with HIV.

This position is full time, 5 days per week Monday to Friday on a 2-year contract. Some weekend and after-hours work will be required in the lead up to and during peak summer and Mardi Gras seasons. We offer a flexible working option with the ability to work from home, however we are looking for a person that can attend in-person meetings or community events and work from an ACON office when required.


Applications CloseMarch 29, 2023
Job Board
Job CategoryManagement
Job FieldCommunity Awareness/Development/Engagement
Employment BasisContract
Salary Range$100K - $120K
LocationSydney CBD

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Essential Criteria

We are looking for someone who has:

1. Demonstrated people management skills (in person and remotely, including volunteers) including the capability to attract, lead, build, motivate and retain staff and volunteers.

2. Demonstrated experience in managing projects, funding contracts, budgets, and grants.

3. Demonstrated practical understanding and application of harm reduction, health promotion and/or community development in a community or NGO setting.

4. Proven ability to establish and sustain effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, organisations, and services (government and non-government).

5. Proven ability to organise, administer, prioritise, and meet deadlines, particularly when there are competing demands and contracted timeframes and the requirement to delegate.

6. Highly developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and liaison skills combined with sound judgement, diplomacy, and cultural competency, and the ability to represent the organisation in a range of forums.

7. Understanding of and commitment to ACON’s communities and strategic plan.

8. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of full and current COVID-19 Vaccination, in addition to any other vaccination required to perform the role.

Desirable Criteria

1. Lived experience of LGBTQ+ communities.

2. Qualifications or relevant work experience in public health, social work, community development, public policy, or related field.

3. Current driver’s license.

4. Current First Aid Certificate.

How to Apply

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

For more information about this position, you can email, text or call: Teddy Cook at or 0419 848 417

ACON Health Limited

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.

ContactTeddy Cook
Phone number 0419 848 417
Email address