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Policy Officer

Employer: No To Violence
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Policy & Research, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 15 April, 2019.
Applications close: 26 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Opportunity to contribute to NTV’s policy development and advocacy work during an exciting period of reform
  • Be a part of a growing and dedicated team working to end men’s family violence
  • Melbourne CBD location
  • Full-time, Fixed-Term to 30 September 2019
  • Salary c$81,000 inc super

About No to Violence

No to Violence works to bring about the changes our community needs to eliminate men’s use of family violence. For 25 years, we have been working directly with men who use family violence to support them to change. Our expertise in their behaviour, attitudes and choices has enabled us to develop standards, programs and training, and lead policy development. At the centre of our work is the safety of partners, women and children, as by ending men’s violence families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives.

About the role

NTV’s Policy & Research Team operates as a critical link between the specialist men’s family violence sector and Government. In this role you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to informing NTV’s policy position, and developing policies focused on preventing and ending men’s use of family violence.

As a policy professional you will operate as part of a collegiate and supportive team to prepare policy submissions across a range of reform areas. You will also be involved in providing expert advice and guidance on policy matters relating to ending men’s use of family violence which includes representing NTV on advisory groups and contributing to sector-related activities.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A professionally and academically informed knowledge of the family violence reform agenda
  • An in-depth understanding of the dynamics and impacts of family violence within the community, including intervention and/or prevention initiatives, ideally within the Australian context
  • An ability to critically evaluate evidence-based information and research findings relating to family violence and incorporate into the development of policies and briefing papers.
  • Stakeholder-engagement skills underpinned by a proven ability to develop clear and considered advocacy strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills, including proven abilities in preparing high quality reports on social policy matters.

Please ensure you review and address the selection criteria set out in the Position Description which is attached below and available from

More information on No to Violence is available from our website

How to apply for this job

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