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Prevention Advisor - Policy

Domestic Violence Victoria
  • Be part of a growing, committed team working to end family violence and violence against women.
  • 12-month fixed-term contract
  • Generous entitlements and salary packaging available

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) is the peak body for specialist family violence response services for victims-survivors in Victoria. We are an independent, non-government organisation.

To achieve this, we:

  • Advocate and provide advice to government with and on behalf of our members
  • Lead innovation and influence policy, legislation and community attitudes
  • Work with our members to strengthen specialist family violence practice and build the capacity of human services
  • Work respectfully and collaboratively with all our partners.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is a state-wide resource centre that focuses on building the capacity of systems, organisations and professionals to prevent and respond to family violence. We are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who provides training and capacity building activities to meet workforce development needs from prevention to response.

DV Vic and DVRCV are merging to become one entity in 2021.

DV Vic and DVRCV’s work is informed by the experiences of adult and child victim survivors impacted by family violence.

DV Vic and DVRCV is committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

THE ROLE

The Primary Prevention team's focus over the next twelve months is developing, implementing and consolidating a suite of programs and projects that will continue to build capability, connectedness, and expertise in the primary prevention sector.

The Prevention Advisor - Policy is a new role that will report to the Prevention Projects and Partnership Manager but will work closely with the Executive Director, Primary Prevention to develop high-level strategic policy advice and submissions to a range of government Departments and Ministers and inform the organisation's public comment and positioning. The Prevention Advisor - Policy will be required to lead the development of policy papers, internal briefings and presentations based on a strong understanding of the sector and the primary prevention of violence against women and the prevention of family violence evidence base.

This role will monitor state and national trends in primary prevention policy, practice and research to inform the organisation's activities as well as collaborate and build relationships with relevant stakeholders to ensure evidence based, collaborative and strategic advocacy and policy responses to prevention reforms underway in Victoria. At times the Prevention Advisor, Policy will be required to represent the organisation at external meetings, forums and events.

For more information about the key responsibilities of the role, download the position description.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in public policy, health, project management or related discipline and/or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Demonstrated experience in policy or advocacy roles
  • Experience in a role/organisation engaged in Prevention of Violence against Women or gender equality
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes
  • Knowledge of key primary prevention frameworks and standards
  • Ability to prepare project briefs, reports, proposals, and policy options and recommendations on complex issues which are clear, exhaustive, and provide strong support for a preferred position or action.
  • Knowledge of the Victorian family violence prevention policy and reform context
  • Experience in working directly with government and key sector stakeholder
  • Basic research skills, including the ability to gather evidence to support policy positions
  • High level of ability to manage a program of work independently, including supporting evaluation and development, project management, program planning, and policy and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to interact professionally and confidently with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders

If you have a question about this position contact Melissa on recruitment@dvvic.org.au, using the subject line: Prevention Advisor - Policy enquiry via EthicalJobs.

DV Vic and DVRCV are currently recruiting for several roles in the Primary Prevention team. For a list of roles visit the website www.dvvic.org.au and advise in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for multiple roles.

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