Domestic Violence Victoria's logo
More from this Employer
Domestic Violence Victoria's logo

Prevention Practice and Workforce Development Manager

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

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 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 Practice and Workforce Development Manager is a new role that will report to the Executive Director, Primary Prevention and will play an active leadership role on the Primary Prevention Leadership team. This role will lead and oversee strategy and implementation for all primary prevention training, workforce development and practice development projects, programs and activities. The role will explore and leverage opportunities to further extend the reach of current offerings as well as new offerings. Key to the success of this role will be supporting and managing a team of prevention practitioners working on delivering multiple projects and programs in workforce development, capability building, training and practice development.

This role will lead and overseeing the team in the strategy, scheduling, development, delivery and evaluation of high-quality primary prevention training and primary prevention workforce development activity across Victoria.

As a result of Covid-19 and health restrictions our training, events and communities of practice are currently being delivered virtually/online.

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


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in workforce development, education and training, public policy, health or related discipline and/or equivalent demonstrable experience (at least 5 years)
  • Experience in a role/organisation engaged in Prevention of Violence against Women or gender equality
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, leading and managing a diverse team of staff
  • Sound understanding of learning design principles, practices, curriculum development, resource development and production
  • Experience in continuous improvement of training products that are targeted to meet specified outcomes, for specific audience
  • Expertise in the development, design and review of training for adult learners
  • Experience of project and contract management processes and practices
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to interact professionally and confidently with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of key primary prevention and response frameworks and standards and prevention sector (desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups and training to a diverse range of audiences (desirable)

If you have a question about this position contact Melissa on recruitment@dvvic.org.au, using the subject line: Prevention Practice and Workforce Development Manager 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.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.

Email me more jobs like this.