National Programs Manager

Scarlet Alliance is looking for a new National Programs Manager. Applications close 6.00pm AEST, Friday 9 June 2023.

Are you committed to sex worker peer education, community development and health promotion? We are looking for an experienced sex worker advocate to join the Scarlet Alliance team. See below for more details and how to apply.

About the Position

Organisation Description

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, is the national peak body representing sex workers and sex worker organisations, projects, groups and networks.

Position Objective

This position will be responsible for effectively and efficiently leading and managing Scarlet Alliance’s health promotion, community development and peer education national programs, in line with the organisation’s strategic direction, core values, vision and mission statement.

Program Description

Scarlet Alliance’s national programs include:

  1. Online STI & BBV resources for sex workers, Red Book
  2. Sex worker peer educator training, SANTP
  3. The annual Scarlet Alliance National Forum
  4. Regular engagement, communication and consultation with the Scarlet Alliance membership
  5. Policy, submissions, briefing papers, key issues papers, community updates and more

Sex work experience and a demonstrated understanding of issues affecting sex workers in Australia is an essential requirement of this position.

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Salary and Conditions of Employment

This is a SCHADS Level 6 ($49.07/hr), part-time position at 30 hours/week (4 days/week), offered for a 1-year contract to start, and is subject to ongoing funding or organisational change. Salary sacrifice is available for this position.


The position is suitable for applicants with an established home office in Australia, or can based at the Scarlet Alliance head office in Newtown. Interstate and/or overseas travel may also be required.

Selection Criteria

You must address each essential criterion in your application, otherwise it will be assumed you do not meet the requirements.


  1. Sex work experience and demonstrated understanding of the principles of human rights and sex worker rights.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the collaborative delivery of programs, with an emphasis on transparent consultation and partnership processes.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant theory and practice as it relates to BBV and STI prevention for sex workers, including community development, peer education, enabling environments, and harm reduction.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of the design, delivery, and evaluation of health promotion services.
  5. Demonstrated skills in program management including staff supervision and mentoring; report writing; budgeting and financial management; proposal writing and program evaluation.
  6. Knowledge of community-based organisation governance mechanisms and approaches.
  7. Effective oral and written communication skills, and organisational , time-management and reporting skills.
  8. Demonstrated cross-cultural skills and knowledge and demonstrated knowledge of culturally appropriate work practices.
  9. A desire and willingness to work with sex workers, migrants, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and people living with HIV.


  1. An understanding of social and public health policy concerning marginalised communities.
  2. An understanding of parliamentary processes and state and federal governments.
  3. An understanding of the role of the community sector in the Australian response to BBV and STI.
How to Apply

Complete your application by including:

  • At least one page addressing the selection criteria. Under each criterion write any relevant knowledge, skills, abilities, training and experience to demonstrate you meet that criterion. You can give specific examples where you have used your skills and abilities, which relate to the specific criterion. Where the criterion asks for ‘demonstrated’ knowledge you must show and explain that you have this knowledge (as briefly as possible). If you fail to clearly illustrate that you have this knowledge it will be assumed that you do not meet that criterion.
  • A copy of your resume including two professional referees who can be contacted for a confidential verbal reference.

Email your application to using the subject line: National Programs Manager application.

Note: if you are interested in the position but unsure whether you meet the selection criteria, please call Mish on 0402 633 424 to discuss.

We encourage applications from adults of all ages, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer people. For access needs we will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.