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There are currently two advertised job opportunities available at DVRCV.

Director - People and Services

  • Are you experienced in leading internal culture, practices and systems?
  • Are you passionate about a future where women and their children are free from violence?
  • 0.8 - 1.0 EFT (negotiable), ongoing position
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging are available

DVRCV actively encourages applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

About DVRCV:

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)’s vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

We are a statewide organisation working across prevention and response providing:

  • Training courses, forums, events and workshops
  • Resources for professionals and organisations
  • Violence against women websites and online resources
  • Advocacy and policy advice

In 2019, DVRCV will launch its new 5 year strategy which sets out an ambitious leadership role in building the capability of professionals, organisations and systems in the prevention of and response to violence against women.

Your Role:

Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will form a core part of DVRCV’s Senior Leadership Team and will be expected to play a key role in organisational leadership and strategy as well as lead a dynamic team of operations, finance and human resources staff. This position will also play a significant role in supporting the development of internal culture, practices and systems to support the implementation of DVRCV’s new 5 year strategic plan which outlines an exciting leadership role for the organisation in the family violence workforce and industry development space.

The role of the Director, People and Services is to ensure effective day to day operations of DVRCV and to support the resilience, growth and sustainability of the organisation. This role is responsible for ensuring all operational functions support the strategic and operational plans of DVRCV and must ensure that DVRCV remains compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, including requirements of an incorporated association.

Please refer to the position description for a full list of key responsibilities.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Business/Commerce/HR or a related discipline or at least 10 years’ experience in similar role
  • Proven track record in positively designing and implementing change management processes in complex and sensitive circumstances
  • Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution and negotiations that required high level communication and planning to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Sound business planning, organisational, financial and HR administration skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to positively build effective working relationships, drive engagement, motivate staff, and influence culture.
  • Significant experience in organisational, operational and strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management.
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities and demand with a high level of expertise and professionalism.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills, project management and contract management skills
  • Experience working in the not for profit sector or a sound understanding of not for profit environments (desirable, not essential)

Download the full position description

How to apply for this job

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Emily Maguire, at emaguire@dvrcv.org.au using the subject line: Director, People and Services application.

If you have any inquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Emily Maguire, CEO at emaguire@dvrcv.org.au.

Note that shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interviews on June 5th between 10:30am and 3:30pm.

DVRCV actively encourages applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.


Family Violence Trainers

  • Do you want to play a key role in supporting DVRCV to build the skills of professionals working with victim/survivors of violence?
  • Are you an experienced family violence worker who is a good communicator and passionate about ending violence against women?
  • This is a great opportunity to join a growing, supportive and dynamic team dedicated to preventing family violence and promoting respectful relationships
  • Multiple roles full-time, 12 month contracts with access to generous salary packaging and professional development opportunities

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

About DVRCV:

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)’s vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence.

We are a statewide organisation working across prevention and response providing:

  • Training courses, forums, events and workshops
  • Resources for professionals, victims, friends and family
  • Family violence websites and online resources
  • Advocacy and policy advice
  • Information and referrals

Your Role:

DVRCV is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides training for domestic/family violence units of competency from the Community Services Training package as well as non-accredited training to meet workforce development needs from prevention to response.

DVRCV trainers have family violence practice expertise and have worked in the specialist or mainstream service system supporting women and/or children who have experienced family violence.

Family Violence Trainers are supported by DVRCV to develop accredited training skills as part of their employment with DVRCV.

Trainers are responsible for the design and development of new, innovative training as well as the high quality delivery and evaluation of all DVRCV’s training packages as part of the Workforce Development Team.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification or significant experience in social work, community development, human services or welfare
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (desired) or ability to undertake Certificate IV in Training and Assessment within first 6 months of employment
  • Expertise in working directly with victim/survivors of family violence or sexual assault (mandatory)
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessment with victim/survivors of family violence (mandatory)
  • Knowledge and understanding of feminist frameworks (mandatory)
  • Family violence case management expertise and/or crisis response experience (desired)
  • Expertise in the development, delivery and evaluation of training for adult learners (desired)
  • Knowledge of AQTF requirements through experience in or with a Registered Training Organisation (desired)
  • Project management expertise
  • Sound computer literacy and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills

Download the full position description

How to apply

Previous Applicants need not apply

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Maureen Smith, Workforce Development Team Leader, at msmith@dvrcv.org.au using the subject line: Family Violence Trainer application.

Applications close: 24 May 2019.

If you have any enquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Maureen Smith, Workforce Development Team Leader, at msmith@dvrcv.org.au

DVRCV has an Equal Opportunity Exemption to employ only women (H15/2014).

DVRCV actively encourages applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.