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Ok, so what’s the role?

The Manager, Gay and Bi+ Men’s Sexual Health Programs will:

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of GBMSM health promotion and education programs and services.
  • Manage, inspire and motivate staff working to progress and evaluate high quality HIV and Sexual Health projects to continue to innovate and engage with the community members, to drive down HIV transmission and addressing HIV stigma.
  • Represent ACON at relevant forums, reference groups, inter-agencies, research and other committees that focus on GBMSM sexual health.
  • Provide leadership, strategic thinking and relationship management skills to support the delivery of ACON’s HIV and STI testing through ACON’s a[TEST] services.

Who are we looking for?:

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and planning of evidence-based HIV/STI health promotion and prevention programs (or similar public health experience) and a commitment to addressing health inequity.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and services (including clinical services) across multiple sites to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Exceptional leadership and strategic thinking skills, including demonstrated results in managing a range of programs within a team.
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining effective partnerships and collaborations across clinical, government and non-government sectors.

What else can we tell you?

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 offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Generous learning and development opportunities.
  • Potential for tailored mentoring opportunities.
  • Supportive working environment with a knowledgeable and friendly team.

What’s the remuneration and working details?

Salary: $124,000 to $136,000 (total remuneration package, inclusive of superannuation and leave loading) – commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience.

Location: ACON’s Surry Hills (Sydney) Office, with flexible working options a possibility (away from the office).

Hours: Full time (76 hours per fortnight) on a 2-year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension. 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.


Applications CloseApril 14, 2024
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Job CategoryManagement
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationSydney CBD

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Other Information

Join ACON’s HIV and Sexual Health division and support a team across a diverse and engaging portfolio of programs including clinical services, peer work, health promotion and community outreach. *   This role leading ACON’s GBMSM (Gay, Bisexual and other Men who have sex with Men) Sexual Health team, plays a key role in supporting ACON’s efforts to end HIV transmission in NSW.

How to Apply

How can I find out more details and apply?

If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve. By joining us, you will be part of a mission to create a healthier and more inclusive community. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of all genders to apply. For more information on the role, please contact Matthew Vaughan, Director of HIV and Sexual Health via email at  or (02) 9206 2000.

If this sounds like the position and organisation you’ve been looking for, find out how to apply at All applications must include:

  1. Your completed ACON Employment Application Form – with all the details filled in where requested;
  2. Your Cover Letter outlining how you meet the Selection Criteria and
  3. Your Resume.

ACON Health Limited

ACON is Australia’s largest health promotion organisation specialising in community health, inclusion, and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Established in 1985, ACON works to create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives. We are grounded in the belief that diversity is our strength, our differentiator, and at the core of who we are and what we do. As part of our commitment to inclusion, we encourage applications from people living with HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTQ people from culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse, migrant and refugee backgrounds, and LGBTQ people of colour.