Penington Institute, an independent and not-for-profit organisation, actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity. It does so through thought leadership, community education, front-line worker training, research and policy formation.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small and high-functioning team that reports to, and collaborates with, the Manager, Research and Policy on strategic policy, research and advocacy activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Take a proactive role in identifying and staying informed about new research and evidence relevant to drug use.
  • Draft high quality submissions and reports to government, the Executive, key strategic committees and other stakeholders.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to keep abreast of developments and intelligence from front-line workforces and various networks.
  • Undertake research and analyse relevant data, presenting recommendations to ensure that Penington Institute makes well-informed, evidence-based decisions.
  • Write content on relevant issues for our publications (media releases, websites, publications and campaign materials).
  • Contribute to other projects as required.

We offer a dynamic working environment and are located in Carlton, in the heart of the vibrant Lygon St precinct.

The position is a full-time or negotiated part-time contract for two years. The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please read the position description here.

To apply, ensure your application includes a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current CV. People with a multi-lingual or diverse background are encouraged to apply.

For further information on this position, please contact Dr Karen Gelb on +613 9650 0699.

Submit your application to Anna Rolle at a.rolle@penington.org.au.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 October at 5pm; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

(full-time/part-time)

Penington Institute, an independent and not-for-profit organisation, actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity. It does so through thought leadership, community education, front-line worker training, research and policy formation.

The successful candidate will work as part of a small and high-functioning team that reports to, and collaborates with, the Manager, Research and Policy on strategic policy, research and advocacy activities.

Key responsibilities

  • Take a proactive role in identifying and staying informed about policy issues relevant to drug use.
  • Draft high quality submissions and reports to government, the Executive, key strategic committees and other stakeholders.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to keep abreast of developments and intelligence from front-line workforces and various networks.
  • Source and analyse relevant policy, research and data, presenting recommendations to ensure that Penington Institute makes well-informed, evidence-based decisions.
  • Write content on policy issues for our publications (media releases, websites, publications and campaign materials).
  • Contribute to other projects as required.

We offer a dynamic working environment and are located in Carlton, in the heart of the vibrant Lygon St precinct.

The position is a full-time or negotiated part-time contract for two years. The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please read the position description and ensure your application includes a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and current CV.

For further information on this position, please contact Dr Karen Gelb on +613 9650 0699.

Submit your application to a.rolle@penington.org.au.

Applications close on Friday 29 October at 5pm; you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Full-time (38 hours per week). Part-time (minimum 0.5 FTE) will be considered for the right candidate.

You are a great storyteller who thinks big and is up for a challenge. As Strategic Communications Manager you’ll help our straight talking, action-oriented organisation stretch into our next phase of growth through engaging audiences in a topic that most find it hard to talk about.

Reporting to the CEO and collaborating closely with our senior team, you will bring our new brand strategy to life through sharp communications, strong relationship building with media and bold campaigns.

You will be responsible for building our reputation for finding sensible solutions in complex contexts. And you’ll work across a range of traditional and new channels, ready to help our organisation shift strategic gears in how we communicate to influence and advocate for change.

This role will be challenging, dynamic and even a bit disruptive. Get ready to apply your skills and experience in a new space – creating significant positive change for our community.

Please read the full position description here.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter outlining your skills, experience and why you want to work for Penington Institute to k.mcmahon@penington.org.au

There is no closing date. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews conducted with successful applicants accordingly.

Part time / Full time

Working at Penington Institute means that you’re passionate about the world’s public health.

You understand the challenges we face supporting approaches to drug use that promote safety and human dignity.

You are up for the challenge and believe you can make a positive contribution.

You love exploring ideas, sharing your knowledge and working with a diverse range of dedicated stakeholders.

You understand and have experience building the capacity of workforces including delivering training in a range of engaging formats. You are always open to new ideas and ways to empower people with knowledge.

We are seeking a new team member who is self-motivated and enthusiastic to further develop the role of Workforce Development & Health Promotion Officer to assist in the ongoing development of the community and health sector workforces (including Needle and Syringe Programs) to minimise the harms of drug use across Victoria.

We offer a dynamic working environment and are located in Carlton next to the city. The remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please read the position description here.

To apply for this position, you must:

  • Provide a cover letter as part of your application
  • Address the essential criteria, detailing how you best meet the criteria
  • Provide a current CV

Further information

Please contact Dr Stephen McNally for further information on this position by calling 03 9650 0699.

Submit your application to Anna Rolle a.rolle@penington.org.au

Closing date: Submit your application by Friday 29th October