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There is currently one advertised job opportunity available at DVRCV.

Acting Director - Prevention of Violence Against Women

  • Are you passionate about a future where women and their children are free from violence?
  • 1.0 EFT, parental leave cover
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging are available

DVRCV actively encourages applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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

DVRCV has launched its new 5 year strategy in 2019, 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 is a 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 PVAW specialists, trainers, and project officers.

The role of the Director, PVAW is to position DVRCV to implement our statewide prevention strategy, including the expansion of Partners in Prevention, facilitating partnership development, stakeholder engagement, prevention project activity, and training to support the growing prevention of violence against women sector in Victoria. The Director will lead DVRCV’s statewide prevention strategy and provide high-level policy and strategy advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders on workforce development, system capability building, policy and advocacy.

The Director will also be responsible for leading the design and overseeing implementation of major PVAW focused workforce development and capability building strategies and programs of work.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • In depth knowledge of the evidence base around the primary prevention of violence against women
  • Experience in the development, delivery and/or evaluation of primary prevention strategies and activities
  • Experience in developing and managing work area and program budgets in a growth environment
  • Sophisticated interpersonal, engagement and consultative skills including at senior levels across organisations and government
  • Considerable experience in the provision of high-quality policy advice to government
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain positive, long-term relationships with key stakeholders, partner and supplier relationships both internally and externally
  • Significant project and contract management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to positively build effective working relationships, drive engagement, motivate staff, and influence culture
  • Strong level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Gender/Women’s Studies, Public Policy, Health Promotion or a related discipline (or equivalent work experience)

A full position description is available below.

PDF iconPD Acting Director PVAW.pdf

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Meg Barber,  at, using the subject line: Acting Director, Prevention of Violence Against Women application via EthicalJobs.

If you have any inquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact MEg Barber, EA to the CEO, at

Note that shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interviews on October 30th between 9am and 11:30am.