The opportunity

Are you aged 16-25? 

Are you passionate about the health of young Victorians? 

Would you like to chat through your ideas with the CEO of VicHealth? 

What’s the role about?

New VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio is eager to meet with young Victorians and have a casual conversation covering the following topics: 

  • Health of young people in general and what’s important to you 

  • Key priorities within VicHealth 

  • Mental Well Being 

  • Obesity 

  • Health Food 

About VicHealth

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion – the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Their primary focus is promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

They create and fund world-class interventions. They conduct vital research to advance Victoria’s population health. They produce and support public campaigns to promote a healthier Victoria. They provide transformational expertise and insights to government.

About Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) 

YACVic is the leading organisation that advocates for young people aged 12–25 in Victoria. As a peak body driven by our valuable members and their vision for a positive future for young Victorians, we work closely with young people and the sector that supports them to deliver effective advocacy, events, training, resources and support. 

Paid opportunity

Your participation is voluntary and we will reimburse your time contributing to this consultation with a $100 honorarium payment. 

We will be happy to discuss covering any other expenses to enable your participation, including regional/rural travel, childcare etc. 

What is expected of me? 

You’ll sign up to participate in the 2 hour roundtable on Monday 25 November from 5-7pm at VicHealth in Melbourne. 

Support

You will have support from both Sam Champion, YACVic Participation and Development Coordinator and from Luke Rycken, YACVic Policy Manager. 

What will I actually be doing?

You will be required to commit to:

  • Attend and actively participate in the assessment panel on 14 February (9.30-12.30pm) in Carlton
  • Score the submissions in your own time, which involves spending around 2 hours evaluating the submissions sent to you one week before the assessment panel. The scoring will be due for submission by Monday 12 February 2018.

What skills do I need?

This role would suit most young people, there are no specific expectations around your skills, knowledge or experience. We’re looking for a diverse range of ages and experiences to contribute to the conversation. 

Please let us know if you’d like to chat through whether you’re right for this role or whether you’d like to discuss additional support you might need. 

What skills/knowledge will I develop through this opportunity?

You’ll develop your communication, interpersonal and listening skills. You’ll learn more about VicHealth and their current priorities. You’ll have the opportunity to influence the direction of VicHealth practices and you’ll make some professional networks. 

Register now

When you’re ready to register you can you can do one of the following: 

The closing deadline is 12pm on Friday 22 November. Applications may close early if all spaces are filled. 

You won’t be able to save and return to the online form, so we encourage you to prepare your answers to the questions below before starting your registration.  

All applicants will be contacted notifying them of the outcome of their application. 

Application questions 

Name 

 

Email 

 

Phone number 

 

Date of birth 

 

Pronouns* 

 

Where do you live? 

Melbourne/Regional/Rural 

Postcode 

 

Do you speak any languages other than English at home? 

 

Which of the topics identified by VicHealth would you be most interested in contributing to?  

[delete as appropriate] 

 

  • Health of young people in general and what’s important to them/you 

  • Key priorities within VicHealth 

  • Mental Well Being 

  • Obesity 

  • Health Food 

 

Are there other topics you would like to speak about in this roundtable? 

 

Are you available to attend the roundtable on Monday 25 November  from 5-7pm?  

 

How did you find out about this opportunity? 

 

 

Do you have any access or support needs you’d like us to be aware of? 

Yes/No 

Do you have any dietary requirements? 

 

Are you a YACVic Member? 

 

Is there anything else you’d like us to know in relation to this opportunity? 

 

 

 

* A pronoun is a word used to refer to a person other than their name like they, she and he. We ask you for your preferred pronoun because there are heaps of them out there and there are lots of reasons it’s important to use the correct pronouns a person uses. 

Privacy & confidentiality 

Your information will be used to help us select a diverse and representative group. Your information will be stored in a password protected location that will only be accessible to those staff working on this project. 

Application support

If you’re not sure if this opportunity is for you or you would rather speak to a YACVic staff member and have them fill out the form, or if you need any help completing the form, please contact Sam Champion (YACVic) on 0438 072 200.  

Application process

Applications will be reviewed by Sam Champion, YACVic Participation & Development Coordinator and Luke Rycken, YACVic Policy Manager. 

We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism and we encourage applications from young people with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people.   

Priority will be given to those who have not yet had a YACVic Young Member Opportunity – but don’t let that put you off applying if you’ve already worked with us!