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Program Manager - Lived Experience

Organisation Name Butterfly Foundation
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2020-07-24
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 526078
  • Bring about change for the 1 million Australians living with an eating disorder
  • Advocacy, treatment and support organisation
  • National role to be based in either Sydney or Melbourne


The Organisation
Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s national charity for eating disorders and body image issues, providing a voice for those affected and the people who care for them. Eating disorders are severe and complex mental illnesses with physical complications, and the medical, psychological, physical and social consequences can be long term and for many, life threatening.
Butterfly advocates for improved services from government, health and mental health organisations, and the eating disorder sector, raising awareness in the media and via community engagement. Butterfly runs Australia’s only National Helpline for eating disorders; provides evidence-based clinical treatment and support programs; and delivers prevention initiatives in schools and the community to combat body image issues.

The Role
Reporting to the Manager – Knowledge, Research and Policy, this new position will lead Butterfly’s engagement with people affected by eating disorders and body image issues. Working across teams, in this unique role you will facilitate the integration of lived experience across all areas of the organisation.

Specifically you will:
  • Lead implementation of Butterfly’s Lived Experience Engagement Framework
  • Establish a new strategic advisory group and provide secretariat services to the group
  • Develop induction materials and deliver training to the group
  • Support the CEO as Co-Chair of the group
  • Develop and administer a broad-based online community reference group
  • Create and maintain strong relationships within the mental health sector

Skills Required

You will have developed your career in program delivery or policy development and ideally have worked in health, mental health, eating disorders or comparable sectors.
Additionally you will have:
  • Skills in design and development of programs and services
  • Experience in program review and evaluation
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in facilitating training or professional development programs
  • An understanding of mental health conditions, the Australian mental health sector and the current public policy landscape
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field
Occasional interstate travel is required. Compliance checking will include Police Clearance and Working with Children (WWCC).

If you are passionate about the value of lived experience and motivated to improve mental health outcomes, please submit your expression of interest EOI (resume and cover letter responding to the skills required section above) with any further questions you may have.  If your EOI is relevant we will then contact you directly to discuss further.  

Due to the significant increase in enquiries due to the COVID-19 crisis we are unable to take calls at this stage.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.