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There are currently five advertised job opportunities available at DVRCV.

Director - Communications and Marketing

  • Are you experienced in strategic communication and brand management?
  • Are you passionate about a future where women and children are free from violence?
  • Full time (negotiable), ongoing position
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging are available

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.

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 communications specialist staff. This position will also play a significant role in supporting the implementation of DVRCV’s new 5 year strategic plan which outlines an exciting leadership role for the organisation in the workforce and industry development space. The role will be also responsible for supporting the policy and strategy work of the organisation to ensure statewide engagement with and take up of DVRCV positions. 

The Director will ensure the Communications team deliver external communications projects, and will also be responsible for providing a high level of communications and marketing advice and support to internal stakeholders across the organisation.

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

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in strategic communications, including brand and reputation management
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Marketing/Communications or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management
  • Experience in developing:
    •  Communications strategies
    •  Organisational brands
    •  Marketing strategies
  • Knowledge and expertise around content driven approaches to marketing
  • Experience in developing and managing work area and program budgets in a growth environment
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain positive, long-term relationships with key external and internal stakeholders
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities with a high level of expertise and professionalism
  • Project and contract management skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills

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 Alison Roberts, EA to the CEO, at aroberts@dvrcv.org.au using the subject line: Director, Communications and Marketing application.

Applications close: 23rd January

If you have any enquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Emily Maguire, CEO at emaguire@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.

Treasurer - DVRCV Board (voluntary role)

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is seeking applications from women who are interested in becoming the Treasurer on DVRCV’s Board.  It is intended there will be a staged transition process from the current Treasurer to the new Treasurer over a period of months. 

DVRCV is a statewide resource centre working to prevent and respond to family violence and violence against women, with a particular focus on men’s violence against women in intimate relationships. 

We provide training, publications, research and other resources to those experiencing (or who have experienced) family violence, and to practitioners and organisations who work with victim survivors or who work to prevent violence from occurring in the first instance. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting women from diverse backgrounds, particularly women from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, refugee women, women from the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities and women with disabilities.

Expertise and responsibilities

The responsibly of the Treasurer is to:

  • Chair monthly Finance, Risk and Sustainability subcommittee meetings
  • Provide advice to the Board on financial strategy, risk management and fundraising
  • Closely monitor financial performance through the Finance, Risk and Sustainability subcommittee
  • Ensure that the financial structure is adequate for the organisation’s current needs and long-term strategy
  • Ensure that the Board is informed of the financial status of the organisation and its operations
  • Ensure that published reports properly reflect the financial status of the organisation
  • Through the Finance, Risk and Sustainably subcommittee, review compliance with relevant legal requirements
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessment and risk management procedures are in place

In addition to the above, all DVRCV Board members are required to:

  • Think strategically to support the position, sustainability and efficacy of DVRCV
  • Understand the legal obligations of the Board and their fiduciary duties
  • Have an ability to read and comprehend the organisation’s accounts and financial reports presented to the Board
  • Be able to identify risks and provide advice on risk management strategies relevant to a NFP context

Personal attributes

  • Proactive, strategic and future focused
  • Takes a systematic approach when building toward improvements
  • Engenders a spirit of teamwork, collaboration and inclusiveness
  • Open to and supportive of change
  • Follows through with commitments
  • Respects difference in all its forms

Board requirements

The Board is the legal entity for the organisation and Board members represent the interests of the organisation’s stakeholders including service users, staff, donors, philanthropic bodies and government. The Board is entrusted to ensure that the organisation is soundly managed for the benefit of all.

DVRCV’s Board meets monthly for two hours in Carlton, and participation in relevant subcommittees and in one weekend strategy session per annum is required as part of your engagement.

Board members are expected to:

  • Understand the issues of family violence and violence against women within a feminist framework
  • Act in alignment with DVRCV’s vision, mission and values  
  • Attend and actively participate in the work of the Board and its subcommittees
  • Refrain from publicly expressing opinions that are at odds with the stated aims, objectives or values of DVRCV
  • Maintain confidentiality about sensitive issues
  • Be familiar with DVRCV and the wider environment in which it operates
  • Follow the DVRCV Board Code of Conduct
  • Declare any conflicts of interest and participate in the Board independent of affiliation with any other organisation
  • Not speak publicly on behalf of DVRCV or the Board without express prior permission

Further information

How to apply

Please send your CV and a 2-page document outlining your skills, expertise and your interest joining DVRCV’s Board to Alison Roberts (aroberts@dvrcv.org.au).

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application, please contact our Chair, Debbie King on 0411 063 040 or our CEO, Emily Maguire via email (emaguire@dvrcv.org.au)

Family Violence Trainers ×2

  • 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
  • 2 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.

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 for this job

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

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).


Director - Workforce Strategy and Capability

  • Do you want an opportunity to shape the statewide family violence workforce development strategy for DVRCV?
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging are available

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.

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:

The role of the Director, Workforce Strategy and Capability is to ensure that DVRCV is positioned to respond to the growing family violence prevention and response workforce development needs across the state and to support the implementation of DVRCV’s new capability development model.

The Director will also be responsible for leading the design and overseeing implementation of innovative workforce development and capability building projects both within and outside of the specialist family violence prevention and response sectors.

The Director will lead the design of DVRCV’s workforce strategy and be responsible for providing policy and strategy advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders on effective workforce development and system capacity building.

The Director oversees a team of four leaders who manage the day to day activities of the team across four key areas:

  • Capability building
  • Workforce development projects
  • Education and training
  • Training logistics

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Strong, demonstrated expertise in strategy (within or outside the community sector)
  • Experience working within or knowledge of the family violence, sexual assault or violence against women sector
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain positive, long-term relationships with key stakeholders
  • Proven ability to manage large contracts (in excess of $500,000)
  • Project and contract management skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in developing and managing work unit and program budgets in a growth environment
  • Knowledge of current family violence reform
  • Knowledge of AQTF requirements through experience in or with a RTO (desirable but not mandatory)
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (or 8 years’ work experience) in Social Work, Human Services, Community Development or related discipline

View the complete Position Description

How to apply for this job

To apply for the role, email an application letter, resume and a 3 page statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Alison Roberts, EA to the CEO, at aroberts@dvrcv.org.au using the subject line: Director, Workforce Strategy and Capability application.

If you have any inquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Emily Maguire, CEO at emaguire@dvrcv.org.au or on 8346 5200.

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.