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Sector Development Manager

Domestic Violence NSW
  • Part time, contract until 30 June 2023
  • Senior role at trusted peak body organisation
  • Lead learning and development (L&D) and workforce capability initiatives for the domestic and family violence (DFV) sector
  • Work within a social justice, feminist framework

Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW) is looking for a new Sector Development Manager. This opportunity would suit an experienced L&D professional with skills in training and resource development and training delivery. Business development experience and experience in DFV, or elsewhere in the social services sector, would also be an advantage.

DVNSW has recently been through a transformative phase and has developed a new strategic plan. This role provides an exciting opportunity to play a part in the evolution of the organisation as it embarks on delivering the L&D and workforce development priorities set out in this new strategy.


The Sector Development Manager role leads L&D and workforce capability projects to enhance DFV sector capacity. It also leads fee-for-service projects to promote awareness of DFV across the community and increase DVNSW’s revenue. This revenue is directed back into supporting DVNSW members – specialist DFV services across NSW – to prevent and respond to DFV.

The Sector Development Manager is a senior role reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with others in the management team. Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing tools and resources to enhance the capacity of the DFV sector and build workforce capability
  • Increasing collaboration, and information-sharing of best practice tools and resources across the DFV sector
  • Developing DVNSW’s fee-for-service strategy, build fee-for-service clients and manage relationships with these clients
  • Developing DVNSW’s fee-for-service L&D content, including factsheets, videos, training and advice provision
  • Developing, piloting and rolling out a DVNSW training strategy covering the DFV sector and fee-for-service clients
  • Delivering training and/or managing contractors engaged to deliver training
  • Playing a lead role in DVNSW’s DFV primary prevention work (targeted at the whole population to stop DFV before it starts), through developing primary prevention-related tools, resources and training for specific organisations and communities
  • Identify relevant, government and private sector, grant and philanthropic income opportunities for the organisation
  • Complete applications for grant and philanthropic income, as required, to increase organisational revenue in line with strategic objectives

Please read our position description for full details on the key responsibilities of the role.


To be suitable for this role, you would need:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in L&D roles, including experience developing tools, resources and training materials and in delivering training
  • High-level experience in developing fee-for-service offerings to increase organisational revenue
  • Ability to present well when delivering training and meeting with senior stakeholders
  • Experience building and managing constructive relationships with key stakeholders
  • Flexibility and skills to step into areas outside of L&D and to manage senior-level responsibilities, according to organisational need
  • A strong commitment to working in social justice and feminist frameworks


In return for your skills and commitment, DVNSW offers you the opportunity to:

  • Work for purpose as part of a collaborative, hardworking and high performing team
  • Enjoy a bright, open-plan, pet-friendly office just a short walk from Central or Redfern station
  • Benefit from a fixed, long-term contract until June 2023
  • Maximise your earnings with salary packaging available - SCHADS Level 7.2.

We are also committed to a positive, workplace culture:

  • We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered
  • We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage
  • DVNSW offers access to Employee Support and Wellbeing Program(s), professional development and mentoring
  • We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our members and for each other
  • We appreciate everybody’s contribution and in return offer attractive salary packaging to increase your take-home pay.


DVNSW is the peak body for specialist domestic and family violence services in New South Wales. We work to eliminate domestic and family violence through leadership of the specialist DFV sector and the NSW policy environment, promoting best practice in early identification, responses, and primary prevention.



Women, families and communities in NSW live free from violence, have equal rights, equal opportunities and the freedom to reach their potential.

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DVNSW welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTIQ+.

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description attachedprior to applying. Please provide a cover letter addressing criteria with your CV.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, Working with Children Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

Enquiries about this role should be directed to Kimme Shaw on hr@dvnsw.org.au using the subject line: Sector Development Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs or via phone on 02 9698 9777.

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