Positions Vacant

Policy Advisor (Service Responses to Family Violence)

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for specialist family violence services for victim survivors in Victoria. We are an independent, non-government organisation.  Our vision is for a world where everyone can live fulfilled lives, free from fear and violence.

DV Vic is looking for a values driven, family violence and community sector specialist to join our growing team and organisation.  DV Vic offers its employees:

  • Above award wages and conditions under its Enterprise Agreement
  • Generous salary packaging options (total of $15,900), and meals and entertainment packaging
  • Christmas and New Year shut-down leave
  • Access to an additional support including Employee Assistance Program, and
  • Individual Annual Professional Development budget.

DV Vic seeks a Policy Advisor (Service Responses to Family Violence) to support our work of informing and influencing public policy development, particularly in the context of the Royal Commission into Family Violence reforms.

The Policy Advisor (Service Responses to Family Violence) will lead policy development in specified portfolio areas primarily related to specialist family violence service delivery and other service responses to family violence. The Policy Advisor will work closely with DV Vic’s Policy and Practice Development Unit as well as represent DV Vic and its members on reference and/or advisory groups and provide expert advice in line with DV Vic strategic priorities.

Reporting directly to the Policy Unit Manager and working within a dynamic and innovative policy team and collaboratively with member services, you will have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and a comprehensive understanding of the determinants, dynamics and impact of violence against adults and children.

Possessing an ability to work responsively, you will hold the skills necessary to undertake consultation; analyse and critique current evidence, work constructively with partner organisations and contribute to the development of high-quality policy and advocacy positions.

How to apply for this job

  • View the full Position Description here 
  • For further information on this position we encourage you to contact Alison Birchall, on 99210828.
  • Submit your application, addressing the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description, to Alison Macdonald, Acting CEO (recruitment@dvvic.org.au) by COB: Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.
  • Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Domestic Violence Victoria is committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.