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About the Organisation

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.  Our vision is to connect those whose lives are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery.

EDV is a non-government, community based charitable organisation, and is funded partly by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.  We are unique in providing a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders.  We are also unique in our provision of non-clinical help through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience.  Through our Helpline, website, support services, schools program, treatment service and community education we have a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of Victorians every year.

A core team of permanent employees works closely with a strong base of volunteers who are trained by EDV and who assist in a variety of roles. Volunteers are drawn both from the health professional sector and from people with lived experience of eating disorders.

About the role

The EDV Board of Directors comprises up to 9 members with substantial skills and expertise, drawn from the corporate, private, public and community sectors. The Board members work in a voluntary capacity to provide strategic oversight and governance in line with EDV’s mission.

We have a vacancy on the board due to the recent resignation of a long serving member. EDV is now seeking a director who ideally has worked in the education sector, preferably as a senior teacher in either primary or secondary schools with leadership responsibilities.  

Applicants should be able to demonstrate effective communication skills and strong relationship building capabilities. Knowledge of the community and/or health sector is an advantage but not a prerequisite. The board member will be expected to attend all board meetings, join a subcommittee and support the strategic plan of the organisation.

The time commitment will be in the vicinity of 6-8 hours/mth.

All board members are required to be paid members of EDV.

Selection Criteria

Our ideal candidate would be an educator/teacher with leadership experience, such as year level coordinator, head of school, or principal level. In addition, skills/experience in at least one other of the following is preferred:

  • Governance experience as a board member, or CEO experience
  • Health promotion, community education or health education
  • Marketing or public relations
  • Government relations, public policy
  • Fundraising or sponsorship initiatives
  • Lived experience of an eating disorder as someone who is recovered or as a carer/family member, partner or friend of someone affected by an eating disorder

How to Apply

For further information, please contact Russ Wood (Chair) at 0422-949408

Written applications that address your suitability for the role and a current CV will be accepted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date is Sunday 29th October   

Contract Psychologist

  • 12-month contract
  • 1-2 days per week 
  • Work with a leader in eating disorder services


About the role:

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is seeking contract psychologists to provide high quality psychological services for people with eating disorders and those who support them. EDV is looking to grow the psychology service to offer appointments to the public across weekdays, between the hours of 9am and 6pm. 

We are  currently looking for psychologists to provide sessions on Tuesdays.

The successful applicant will be provided with ongoing referrals, administrative support and be co-located with other professionals in an inner urban community hub.

Download the position description

About you:

Interested applicants should be committed to delivering psychological services as part of a multidisciplinary team supporting those impacted by eating disorders. You will be able to work independently with strong organisation and time management skills, and have a commitment to ongoing professional development.

All Contract Psychologists must have:

  • Approved Tertiary qualifications and hold professional registration.
  • Eligibility to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Schedule and be registered with a Medicare provider number.
  • Professional indemnity insurance.
  • A current Working with Children Check.
  • An ABN


Work within a leader in the eating disorder community.

  • Reception support – including appointment management and accounting.
  • Flexibility with working hours, minimum of one-day commitment.
  • Be a part of a community hub in an inner metropolitan location.
  • Receive ongoing referrals.

About Eating Disorders Victoria:

EDV provides a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders. EDV incorporates a unique approach through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience of employees and volunteers with a mission to reduce the duration and severity of eating disorders.

How to apply:

Send a brief cover letter and CV (including two referees), outlining your experience working with eating disorders, and your eligibility to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please direct all enquiries regarding this role to Client Services Manager, Kelly Edwards on 1300 550 236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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