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Advocacy Manager, Law Reform

Violet Co Legal & Consulting

We are looking for an Advocacy Manager (Law Reform) to drive and manage Violet Co Legal & Consulting Law Reform and social justice campaigns.

Over 1 in 5 Australian women experience rape and Sexual assault in their lifetime. 1 in 4 adults have experienced childhood sexual abuse. This is a nation-wide whole of society that is in desperate need of effective action to prevent, intervene, respond and recover from.

We are gearing up for a big 2024 - the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of women, gender diverse and First Nations people. We are particularly gearing up to make even more impact for victim/survivors of rape and sexual assault.

The Advocacy Manager (Law Reform) will support Karen Iles and the team at Violet Co Legal & Consulting, in collaboration with our clients, victim/survivors and other sector partners, in running a number of campaigns to increase justice outcomes for rape and sexual assault victim/survivors in NSW, and across Austraia.

Our current priority campaign in 2024, Make Police Investigate, is focused on the lived-experiences of victim/survivors attempting to access justice.

Unfortunately, of the very small proportion of victim/survivors who report to Police about their experiences of sexual violence - most do not have their reports investigated or charges laid. This prevents access to justice and ultimately, delays healing. In Australia approximately only 1.5% of men who sexually assault others ever face any kind of criminal penalty. This picture has to change. It starts with better police responses.

More information can be found on the campaign website www.MakePoliceInvestigate.Org

In addition to this campaign, the Violet Co Team are involved in a number of social justice and law reform campaigns on issues regarding sexual assault, gender-based violence, racism and the rights of First Nations people.

The Nitty Gritty

We are looking for an effective person, who shares our feminist values, to drive these campaigns forward and support Karen Iles, our clients and other sector partners in these important advocacy and law reform campaigns.

You will be a compassionate individual who wants to make a difference in the lives of women, gender diverse and First Nations people, and shares our organisation’s values.

  • The role is 2.5 days per week (spread across either 3, 4 or 5 days to suit you) working out of our office in Darlinghurst with some flexibility to work remotely.
  • $70,000-$85,000 per year (pro rata) commensurate to experience + superannuation + bonus + other benefits
  • You will have excellent written and verbal english (we are a legal practice after all!) and the right to work in Australia. Please do not apply if you do not have the right to work in Australia.

Key Accountabilities

You will be responsible for the management and coordination of Violet Co advocacy campaigns. You will be confident in liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders to organise appointments, and advocacy activities.

The successful candidate will possess general organisational skills, qualifications and experience in the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Government Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Volunteer and contractor management
  • Event management

We aren’t looking for an expert in all of these areas - just the ability to jump in and get the job done. Although if you are an expert in all of these areas please apply! Karen Iles will be the media and government liaison she just needs a hand coordinating it all.

To apply

Please download the position description and apply via the "Apply Now" button. If you need to contact us please email [email protected] using the subject line: Advocacy Manager, Law Reform enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications must include a cover letter addressing the key accountabilities and your CV.

Please don't use chatGP or other AI to generate your application - we can tell.

We are passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion. While Violet Co focuses on the rights of women, gender diverse and First Nations peoples - we do not expect that all of our team identify this way.

We welcome applicants who are from these groups and specifically encourage women, mature aged women, trans women and trans men, gender diverse and First Nations people to apply. However, we also welcome applications from anyone who would like the opportunity to work with us on these important issues.

A position description is attached.

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