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We’re here to help make the places where our community members live, work, study and play more inclusive of LGBTQ people. We do this by working with a range of organisations to help ensure that LGBTQ people feel included and supported.

Why work for ACON?

ACON is an inclusive employer offering an innovative, inclusive and welcoming workplace.

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are, they are strengths that we celebrate and demonstrate through our workforce and the delivery of all of our programs and services.

Our staff 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.

In addition, we offer flexible working arrangements and generous array of entitlements above and beyond the National Employment Standards (NES) including:

  1.  An extra week of paid leave to be taken during our Christmas and New Year’s shutdown period
  2.  12 days of paid personal leave per year (10 days under NES)
  3.  3 months Long Service Leave of at 10 years of service (2 months at 10 years under NES)
  4.  Five days of paid bereavement/compassionate leave (2 days under NES)
  5.  12 weeks paid parental leave in addition to the government arrangement
  6.  Paid Additional Health Care Leave for ongoing and once-off issues affecting health (including Family and Domestic Violence Leave).
  7.  Option to purchase additional Annual Leave beyond the 4 weeks mandated
  8.  Education Leave by negotiation
  9.  Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Access to a comprehensive counselling service free to employees



Be a key person of influence in the health sector and drive inclusive service delivery for LGBTQ+ people across Australia.

We are looking for an accomplished individual with experience in LGBTQ+ health and a strong grasp on the health and aged care sectors, to fill a recent vacancy within our Pride in Health + Wellbeing team.

What’s Pride in Health + Wellbeing you say?

Pride in Health + Wellbeing is a national program that provides support to health and human service organisations to improve their LGBTQ+ inclusion and thus remove barriers to care and improve the health and wellbeing of sexuality and gender diverse communities. Pride in Health + Wellbeing sits within ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs alongside Pride in Diversity, Pride in Sport, and Pride Training.

Ok, so what’s the role?

The Senior Relationship Manager, Pride in Health + Wellbeing is a trusted consultant & partner to health and human service organisations, with subject matter expertise in inclusive service delivery for LGBTQ+ people. You will:

  • Provide proactive advice, guidance, and support to a portfolio of member organisations, including strategy development, policy and practice reviews, and staff training.
  • Contribute to the recruitment of new members, promoting the Pride in Health + Wellbeing program at every opportunity.
  • Support organisations participating in the Health + Wellbeing Equality Index (HWEI), including the benchmarking submission and the employee survey.
  • Lead and participate in sector development for LGBTQ+ inclusive service delivery through the development and delivery of resources and events.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the research surrounding LGBTQ+ inclusion (or the lack of) within the health, wellbeing and human service sector, its impact, and the need for visible inclusion initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on strategic initiatives and emerging projects.

Who are we looking for?

Someone with:

  • A thorough level of understanding of gender and sexuality inclusive care practices and frameworks, and the existing barriers to implementing these.
  • Superior verbal, written, communication and presentation skills with high attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in strategy development, consulting or project management, with the ability to partner with stakeholders across all levels of an organisation.
  • Proven ability to work independently, proactively, and remotely while maintaining high levels of engagement and productivity.
  • Experience in the strategic development or delivery of LGBTQ inclusion initiatives.
  • Exceptional people and service delivery skills with the ability to deal with difficult situations diplomatically as required.
  • A high level of experience in or understanding of the Australian health and wellbeing industry, including sectors such as hospitals, aged care, primary care, mental health, drug and alcohol, and disability would be highly valued.
  • Professional qualifications or equivalent experience in public health, health management, or health policy would be highly valued.
  • The ability to travel nationally on a semi-regular basis to assist member organisations or to attend relevant events, sometimes a week at a time.

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.

You’ll be part of a dynamic team of individuals within ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs, who support organisations Australia-wide to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ people.

What’s the remuneration and working details?

Salary:                 Commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience.

Location:            ACON’s Surry Hills (Sydney) office, or ACON’s Abbotsford (Melbourne) office, with some regional and interstate travel required.

Hours:                Part-Time (up to 60.8 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.

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’d love someone who has experience already in this area but people at all levels of experience are absolutely welcome to apply. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people of all genders to apply.

For more information on the role, please contact Francisco Lopez, National Health Lead – Pride Inclusion Programs, via email at or 0482 163 606.

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 (max. 5 pages); and
  3. Your Resume (max. 5 pages).

DOWNLOAD: Job Pack – Senior Relationship Manager, Pride in Health + Wellbeing

Applications close: Sunday 18 February 2024

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.

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How do I apply?

You only need to email us three documents in MS-Word or PDF format at

1) An ACON Application Form

Please click here to download 

2) Your Cover Letter

You should use your cover letter to tell us how you meet each of the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. Let us know how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of the position and how you can use them to excel in this job.

3) Your Resume

Tell us about your previous employment and your education. Be sure to include:

  • Your Name and Contact details
  • Your Education including any degrees you have received, the institution and its location and the date of your graduation. You might also want to include your major/minor fields, any honours, and publications.
  • Your Work Experience including jobs, internships, and volunteer work. If you have just recently finished high school, you might also include extracurricular activities such as clubs or sports.

How does recruitment work at ACON?

There are five main steps in the process:

1) Application

ACON receives your application, cover letter and resume. You will receive an email from our HR Team acknowledging that we have received your documents.

2) Shortlisting

A selection panel of 2-4 qualified persons will review all the applicants and offer interviews to those applicants whose applications best address the requirements of the position.

3) Interview

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be contacted by the chairperson of the selection panel and invited to an interview. Your interview may take the form of a question and answer session, a presentation of your previous work, a test of your computer skills, or any other form that is relevant to the position. The chairperson will let you know the format of the interview and any documents, presentations or examples of previous work that you might need to bring with you.

4) Offer

Appointments to positions with ACON are based on merit.  This means that the applicant who is judged to be the most capable of carrying out the duties of the position will be offered the job. The decision to make you an offer is based on your written application, your performance at interview, and successful Referee Checks, Criminal Record Checks and Working with Children Checks (if applicable).

5) Acceptance and Commencement

Once a salary and start date have been agreed, you will receive a commencement pack from the HR Team including your contract and other documents (e.g. the ACON Code of Conduct, Tax File Declarations, Bank Deposit details, Superannuation Choice forms, etc.). Once these are returned to the HR Team, you are ready to start work on your agreed date.

How long does it take to hear back on my application?

If you have applied via email, you will be sent a return email within 1-2 business days acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application will then be reviewed and we will contact you within 1-2 weeks after the application closing date.

If you are successful in gaining an interview, the chairperson of the selection panel will contact you by telephone to arrange a suitable date and time for the interview.

Otherwise, we will contact you by email to advise you that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you are not selected for an interview, this is when you will receive an email from our HR Team informing you that your application was not successful on this occasion. Don’t get discouraged if you do not get an interview – you can always apply again when we have another job that catches your eye!

If interviewed, you will be informed of your interview outcome within 5 working days; however this may vary depending on the number of applicants.

Again, thanks for considering ACON as your future employer!

* LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)

ACON is an EEO employer and encourages people with HIV, in particular, to apply. 

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